Friends, including Arcosanti Alum Jak Keyser, joined the Celebration of Life following the Mass just down the street at the Release the Fear space at 302 W Monroe. Richard spent his time making sure everyone else was taken care of, the community. friends and the organizations that he believed in from his heart and supported with his time and artistic abilities. He was a master at connecting people to make things happen from community activism against crime to city politics.
Richard returned for 9 months in the spring of 1975 always putting his energy into the garden and landscaping.
While living and working in Phoenx he stayed in touch and brought Phoenix City Councilmen and Mayors to visit Arcosanti and Paolo.[Text by Mary Hoadley & photo by Paula Wittner)]