Each month in this newsletter, we hope to spotlight one of our volunteers both onsite and offsite.
This month, meet Corbin Crable of Kansas City.
What’s your name and where are you located?
My name is Corbin Crable, and I live in Kansas City, where I am a journalism and media professor.
How do you contribute to the Bob Mizer Foundation?
I am one of the volunteers who is located off site. I regularly update the Foundation's social media pages, and I write press releases on everything from gallery exhibit openings to news events. I write most of the longer posts you read on our Foundation blog, and each month, I organize the very newsletter you're reading right now.
When not volunteering for the foundation, how do you spend your free time?
In my spare time I am a voracious reader, and not many people know that I collect old photographs and tintypes and daguerreotypes from the mid- to late 19th century. No matter where I travel, I always keep my eyes peeled for an antique store, and if I see an old image of someone that catches my eye, I snatch it up and add it to my collection. I find it so hard to believe that people can just discard photos of people from yesteryear -- this is someone's father, someone's aunt, someone's cousin. I like to collect these images to keep their history alive.
Share three of your favorite AMG films.
My favorite AMG model of all time is John Apache -- but that's probably because I always fall for the bad boys. I am always on the lookout for anything Apache-related. As for specific films, "Jailhouse Fun" is probably #1 on my list (hey, like I said, I like 'em bad), followed by "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," which I enjoy for its pure camp, whimsy and fun. Rounding out my picks would have to be "Love 2001" for its unflinchingly cheesy 1970s glimpse of a future that, thankfully, never happened.
If you could share an afternoon chat with Bob back in the day, what would you like to know?
Bob died years before the Internet revolutionized the way we communicate, as well as the way we view and share our art. I would like to know his opinions of the self-proclaimed artists of today, how they spread their message and whether they could truly stack up to his own work. I think Bob would be fascinated by how social media has filled Andy Warhol's prophecy that "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."