“Here Come the Girl Scouts” wins a Nerdy!
A little movie milagro for a friend and her new knee
The Justice Center was a huge project and because Denver has a 1% tax for public art, that translates into a great and visible collection for the city. A couple of the keystone projects included the piece outside by Dennis Oppenheim and the foyer sculpture by Ralph Helmick. The latter work was fabricated by my partner in Ironton Mike Mancarella and Junoworks.
Wall St. Journal
“The French word négociant means a dealer or merchant of wine. A négociant typically purchases grapes, wine or must (fermented or unfermented juice) and puts his own label on the final product. Unlike with a wine made at a domaine (a winery that makes and bottles its own wines), the components and the creation of the wine can be a bit of mystery, not just to a buyer but sometimes even to the négociant himself.
Of dubious quality and questionable provenance, négociant wines were often quite cheap but rarely good deals—at least until recently. Today’s top négociants—whose spiritual home may be in Burgundy but who work all over the world—are producing higher-quality wines and are often engaged with the winemaking and the viticulture.”