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Mott Campus Clowns Visit LOVE Park, Top of Art Museum Steps, Rocky Statue, Mayor Rizzo Statue in Philadelphia : Call it clowning for a cause... When the Mott Community College students who make up the Mott Campus Clowns put on their painted, funny faces, don colorful, silly clothes or slip on those huge, over-sized shoes, they have more than just entertaining in mind. These class clowns have a definite sense of purpose.

The clown troupe is the brainchild of Dr. Brian Ivory, Professor and Honors Program Coordinator at Mott Community College. The group is comprised of honor students enrolled in Dr. Ivory's capstone course, entitled Social Diversity and Civic Engagement. As a course requirement, students enrolled in HONS 251 must develop traditional clown skills, including puppetry, pocket magic, juggling, balloon animals and face painting. The students are also required to complete service hours during weekend or weeklong trips away from campus, all part of MCC's service learning component.
"Instead of travelling to Florida or Cancun, these students - enrolled in the first college course in America teaching students to serve as clowns in an Alternative Spring Break format - will spend their spring break serving a community," Dr. Ivory said.
All appearances by the clown troupe are supervised by Dr. Ivory, (aka Bubby the Clown), a 1987 graduate of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. In 2011 he "un-retired" from clowning to train the Mott Campus Clowns. Dr. Ivory knows that clowning is not just about entertainment: the silly antics, weird clothes, wild hair, and big smiles are all designed to warm the hearts of all who comes in contact with the clown troupe. The group's motto this year is "Our hearts are bigger than our shoes."

Mott Campus Clowns Visit LOVE Park, T...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Call it clowning for a cause... When the Mott Community College studen ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2014 2:49pm PST

Scenes from the filming of "Dead Man Down" : 1hr 50min - Rated R - Suspense/Thriller Director: Niels Arden Oplev - Cast: Noomi Rapace, Colin Farrell, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard, Armand Assante "The director of the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", makes his American theatrical debut with the new action thriller, Dead Man Down. The film features two strangers who are irresistibly drawn to one another by their mutual desire for revenge."

Scenes from the filming of "Dead Man ...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

1hr 50min - Rated R - Suspense/Thriller Director: Niels Arden Oplev - ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2014 2:22pm PST

My Open Air Photos : Open Air is the world premiere of an interactive public art project commissioned by the Association for Public Art and created by Mexican-Canadian media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The project combines public art with mobile technology to create a spectacular participatory experience that will illuminate the night sky over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Created specifically for Philadelphia, the project is designed for personal contribution. Using a free mobile appdeveloped by Lozano-Hemmer’s studio, participants’ voices and GPS positions will control 24 powerful robotic searchlights placed along a half-mile section of the Parkway – creating giant three-dimensional “light sculptures.” A computer program will automatically analyze Open Air app users’ GPS positions and voices for frequency, intonation, and volume and will convert these characteristics into searchlight formations in the sky. The lights will react, both in brightness and position, to each participant’s voice and words as they are being spoken. Forming a canopy of light over the city, the project will be seen from up to 10 miles away. Tens of thousands of individuals will be able to participate during the project’s duration, and hundreds of thousands more will experience the project as viewers.

My Open Air Photos

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Open Air is the world premiere of an interactive public art project co ...

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 2:33pm PST

Philadelphia breaks the Guinness World Record for longest Soul Train-style line : Nearly 600 people turned out yesterday so that Philadelphia could break the Guinness World Record for longest Soul Train-style line. Mayor Nutter paid tribute to the late Don Cornelius and the late Whitney Houston, and then kicked things off at about 4:30 p.m., dancing alongside Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Congressman Bob Brady and Sheriff Jewell Williams. The record was (unofficially) broken at 5:45 p.m. as 327 people danced the length of the Art Museum’s pavement, beating the current record of 211 held by NYC. (The Guinness folks still have to verify.)

Philadelphia breaks the Guinness Worl...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Nearly 600 people turned out yesterday so that Philadelphia could brea ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 6:37pm PST

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Updated: Sep 26, 2013 5:39pm PST

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Updated: Aug 03, 2013 1:04pm PST

24 hours in September 2010 in Philly, PA : we started for a bike ride to Old Center City where Jeff decided he wanted to see the Liberty Bell...It was quiet and no line so I told him to scoot on through it and I'd watch the bikes...conveniently right next to a carriage horse...of course..well it was a good thing because all of the school kids starting arriving...then we were off to Penn's Landing and a pass by the new Sugarhouse Casino...then back through City Hall to where the Ratha-Yatra Parade was staging...then the Mann for fireworks and their last performance of the season with the new music director...the next day Jeff went ti work and  I started off for a bike ride and got caught in the rain...

24 hours in September 2010 in Philly, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

we started for a bike ride to Old Center City where Jeff decided he wa ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2013 11:51am PST