John Jackson and Masumi Hayashi Peace Garden Dedication

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/21/2006 - 19:21.
08/24/2006 - 19:00
08/24/2006 - 21:00

From a blog posting by Laura McShane:

We have all seen a rise in brutal, subhuman behavior.  Children deprived of artistic, natural, and cultural literacy and rich human interaction are fed by a world of drugs and video game inspired violence. John Jackson and  Masumi Hayashi faced brutal death at the hands of a "29 year-old kid," because we have allowed this disease to destroy our communities.Councilperson Matt Zone will hold a ceremony to dedicate a Peace Garden in their memory this Thursday, August 24th at 7 p.m. at the intersection of West 65th and West Clifton in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood (one block south of Detroit Ave).  I do not have a lot of information at this point, please contact Matt Zone or the Detroit Shoreway Development Corporation for more details.Please tell anyone you know to reflect on the life of these artists.  There should be more media information in the following days.I know that there are preliminary plans to establish scholarship funds at CSU and CIA for both artists.   Please remember these quiet, peaceful souls who both revered art and life


John Jackson and Masumi Hayashi Peace Garden
West 65th and West Clinton Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood (one block south of Detroit Ave)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Im trying to find out for sure...

My heart is broken...
I went to school with a John Jackson who was an artist, (as I was) and we were kind of friends, John  lived for his art (as I did at the time) I was accepted to go to CIA , but ended up in the USMC instead - hence, my life as an artist came to a halt, but I knew the John I spent so much time with back in 1973 would go on ... when I heard of this tragedy, I have a feeling this is the same John who indellibly influenced my life so many years ago, I want to verify this though and don't know how. I can't find any record of a John Jackson at Chagrin Fall Highschool, he would have graduated in 1973 or 74, and the age of the one murdered tallies with this time period.

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