EMMY CONTENDER ... Jon Kinyon's love for film along with his artistic family tree helped him develop his creativity from a young age while growing up in Palo Alto. His grandfather Chapin Kinyon was a vaudeville performer in Minnesota and his great-uncle, Dan Glass, was an animator at New York City's Fleischer Studios, where he worked on Bimbo, the black-and-white dog featured in the "Betty Boop" cartoon series, and Popeye, among other characters, according to Jon Kinyon's WordPress blog. Those influences helped form his career as a film and TV editor for several notable projects, including" SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Fairly OddParents" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender." His work as supervising picture editor on "Pinky Malinky," an animated show made for Netflix and Nickelodeon about a hot dog boy, has earned him (and four other editors) a Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Editing for an Animated Program. "Ironically, it comes as I turn down gigs so that I can concentrate full-time on finishing my first book. Ain't life strange?" he said on Twitter. Kinyon will find out if the show will rise above the four other contenders at the awards show on June 26.
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ... The woven willow branches that have captured the attention of Palo Alto Art Center visitors on Embarcadero Road since late 2016 is no more. Crews collapsed "Whiplash," a temporary installation by artist Patrick Dougherty, last week and removed it on June 8, the city's Public Art Program said on Instagram. The project was assembled with assistance from community volunteers and a crowdfunding campaign that netted $15,000. "It is art that transforms the landscape, but also respects the environment," Art Center Director Karen Kienzle said in a 2016 press release. The outdoor installation may be gone, but pieces of the project will stay with the city. Whiplash's wood chips will be used for landscaping work throughout Palo Alto. The art program plans to bring a new project to the space in the future.
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