dailybell: 6/16/13 - 6/23/13

Friday, June 21, 2013

DETROIT-- Summer Solstice Sunrise and Sunset!

At the time of the Solstice, the mornings were already creeping forward, expanding the territory of darkness. However, the evenings were also moving forward so we could still revel in the same amount of light- temporarily holding the light line. Sadly, now however, the evenings have leveled off and the sun will continue to set at the same time for another week before it joins the mornings to shrink our daylight. Ahhhhh. It was really wonderful to be at the western most edge of the time zone and just a bit farther north while in Detroit. Sunset after 9PM—glorious! (It’s so close to Canada)

Sunrise 5:56 AM
Hamtramck, MI

While in Detroit for a residency at MOCAD, I stayed at the dflux house as a guest of Jon Brumit and Sarah Wagner. Dflux is in the neighborhood called NoHam which is short for North Hamtramck. Thank you Jon and Sarah! This is an incredible endeavor- the dflux, your garden, animals and shy bees. I wish you much success, happiness and safety. It felt very good to be in your neighborhood and in the company of your family. Many thanks again.

Sunset 9:13 AM 
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum 
I took a short break from the Shirin Neshat exhibition to ring down the sun. I loved this museum — beautiful Diego Rivera murals and recently renovated building. A live acoustic music performance in the evening—the museum was packed.