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S Brian Berkun's Blog – July 2014 Archive (3)

ProPanels...Cable Hanger or Hanger Kit...That is the Question!

I've just switched over from mesh panels to ProPanels after many satisfied years of the former. I wanted to be able to do indoor shows without having to use my tent frame, or any frame for that matter. It looked cheesy and I wanted a more professional look, but I digress.

What I would like to know from a users perspective is what works. What do I mean by what works? Well I bought cable hangers for the pro panels and found that they tend to slip and slide towards the middle with 2D… Continue

Added by S Brian Berkun on July 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

To go or not to go or...Life is what happens when your making other plans.

I was on my way back home and had been mentally preparing to go to my next show in Grand Junction, CO after having survived the long week in Oklahoma City at the end of April. My wife informed me over the phone that her father had taken a turn for the worse.

Let me back up a bit. Five years ago my wife had resigned her position as an administrative assistant in the police department, after much decision making anguish, to return to New Mexico to take care of her mother whose…


Added by S Brian Berkun on July 23, 2014 at 1:44pm — 13 Comments

A Bolder Boulder Arts Festival

Years ago I had done shows hosted by Downtown Boulder, Inc. on the Pearl Street pedestrian mall but gave them up due to the fact that they were underwhelming. The last time I did one was 7 years ago. In the interim, 4 years ago, the OpenArts people decided to expand on their mission and held a show that no one attended. It was held in a nice open area adjacent to a shopping mall in Boulder but apparently the word didn't get out.

OpenArts is known, at least in part, for hosting the…


Added by S Brian Berkun on July 23, 2014 at 1:34pm — 14 Comments

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