Joseph Zirker at Palo Alto Art Center, the former Council Chamber


Zirker actually has two of these in the room, so this is a detail of an installation. But I took Terry’s advice and got the full body including the shoes of the Vanna White archetype.

Amanda Salisbury, a recent hire in the front office of Palo Alto Art Center, Embarcadero at Newell, did not see the Joseph Zirker show in the small conference room a few years ago, but showed me to Zirker’s work, part of our public art collection, hung in the former council chamber and one time library room.

On the way out, I saw a new Patrick Daughtery installation, and our Nathan Oliveira bronze and then, across the street, at Guinda and Embarcadero, a “Pollinator” installation of native flowering plants including “Purple Haze”, by Juanita Salisbury (no relation, or none known, not truly checking their pistels and stamens, or 23Me’s), and then, next day, I saw a nice house in that neighborhood with three signs: Anna Eshoo, Mark Berman, and John Hirokawa.

Or as Chief Seattle once said: all things connected.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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