We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot
Editors Note: On the Horizon
Welcome to this latest edition of the Lay of the Land, and by latest we also mean latest. But at least it’s a big issue! One reason we are so late on this one is because we have been immersed in oil. For several reasons, including the fact that this, 2009, is the sesquicentennial of the oil industry, by some measures, we have been engaged in several activities related to the subject, including some public events in Houston, discussed here. And we’re not done yet: look for a show about Los Angeles’ oil coming up in October. Elsewhere, we have a few events coming up this summer in New Mexico, including a public bus tour, led by the CLUI, on June 27, occurring around the time the show Experimental Geography comes to the Albuquerque Museum (June 28-September 20, 2009). The CLUI will be operating an interpretive facility, opening August 1, somewhere out there in that most romantic and high tech landscape–the land of enchantment (see http://www.landartnm.org/tours.html for information about these events). Also on the horizon is an exhibit about Los Angeles’ notorious Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the land. Those of you who have donated to the CLUI in the past two years will keep being the first to know about upcoming events, and those that have donated within the last year will receive the next newsletter too. Those that donate in the future will be rewarded with future newsletters, and the additional reward of knowing that they helped keep CLUI programming on the vanguard–even if we are a little late in talking about it. And, as always, thanks for being there!