Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Holiday! No Classes!!

Monday, January 18, is the holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday, although he was actually born on January 15, which is Friday. Federal law (5 U.S.C.6103) established that MLK's birthday be celebrated this year (2010) as a National Holiday on the 18th, and every year on the third Monday of January. However, it's interesting that the law was established for federal employees. Most federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For those employees, when a holiday falls on a non-work day, Saturday or Sunday, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

It's weird, if it falls on Friday it seems to me that that is a work day, not a non-work day, so why is MLK's birthday celebrated on the third Monday of January instead of this Friday, a work day, then we could at least have printmaking class on Monday. Last year, 2009, MLK's birthday was on Thursday the 15th, but celebrated on Monday the 21st, since, again, it was the third Monday of the month....go figure. If you'd like to celebrate MLK's birthday in the printshop, let me know and I'll bring the cake.

9 comments:

Shawn said...

You are one party animal...

Connie said...

I'm up for a party! What can I bring? Actually, I had hoped to get in early this morning and it didn't work out. I was hoping there was a way others would be there over the weekend that were more familiar with the equipment. I would rather have someone else there the first time I run something through.

Jerrye said something about some coming in about 1? Anyone up for a bit earlier? Lots to do!

Connie said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WRO8UUK8tgo/SvHY_qI03kI/AAAAAAAAAv0/omZHDOPrB0Q/s1600-h/khara4.jpg

Off topic a bit here, but I can't start a thread and I didn't want it buried.

How did the person that did this one get the text on there. Did they write it backwards?

brian h. jones said...

Connie, that is one of Khara's relief print, a linoleum cut. She did this one of two ways. 1. She scanned a map into the computer and printed it out on rag paper, chine colled it to a larger sheet of paper and printed her linoleum cut on top, or 2. she actually printed her linoleum cut on top of a section of map that was chine colled to a larger sheet of paper. Chine colle is on your vocabulary list.

brian h. jones said...

For those who are interested in doing some printing on Monday, I'll come in about 10:00 and stay til about 3:00. If now one wants to come in, I'll work at home.

Connie said...

I'll be there Brian. :) I know Will was interested in coming in on Monday too and possibly Jerrye at about 1 if she can reschedule something. I'll pass the word.

Jose said...

Campus police not opening up any classes today they said was there at 10:15

Danny

brian h. jones said...

Danny, we're here, in the printshop, peck on the window and I'll let you in. Will be here until 2:30-ish.

Connie said...

I'm hooked! This was so fun! I got my yellow and cyan on today and it's looking pretty good. Hopefully I can get the magenta on Wednesday morning then I can finish up with black on Wednesday afternoon.