Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

:: Best views in town… the top of the World War One Memorial tower in Baxter Park… the WKVD-AM hot air balloon at the zoo… the West Side Highway… from U-City park across the river into the Downtown… 22nd floor of the City Hall Annex… any others? E-mail or comment and let us know.

:: If you have a chance, be sure to stop by the Scanlon Gallery at the College of Art and Design– through the end of the month, there’s a show of works by a young Czech artist named Laszlo Novotny. Really powerful stuff. I found an older web site with some of his work, here.

:: After sixty years, Silbers Pharmacy (194 S. Juniper) is shutting down for the last time. After experimentally trying to be open twenty-four hours a day in 1955, they’ve only closed once- for a day when founder Jack Silbers died in 1986. The Robinson Civic Museum has already agreed to take the shop’s electric “PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS EX-LAX” sign into its collection, so some part of it will still keep going.
– R. White

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