Monday, December 14, 2009

Killing Frosts

Midwinter approaches -- this one is called Chronos, and it is seasonal in that Chronos/Saturn had his celebration at midwinter in Roman times. It plays on the time-aspect of "chron" by means of a heavy watch rim around the image, and the whole thing is based on a page out of the almanac listing Killing Frosts and Growing Seasons. The turning point of the year, the longest night, moves toward the return of the light.

I've been living too much in the outside world lately -- events and committees and dramas are getting in the way of real life! Time to hibernate a little . . .

Thursday, October 1, 2009

All Souls Celebration and Art Auction

October 31 in Pipeline Alley between the National Transit Building and the Annex -- and in the studios. Artists are invited to set up installations, altars honoring their ancestors at noon on October 24. All Souls or Day of the Dead is celebrated all over the world with music, dance and special foods. Come in costume, and bring food, drink, music and friends!

From October 24 -October 31, there will also be a silent auction of donated art work in the basement of the Annex at 210 Seneca Street, future home of the Artists' Gallery. We have run out of funds to bring spaces up to code, so all proceeds will benefit the building fund. Artists who wish to donate work can contact Joann Wheeler 814-676-5303. Work will be on view every afternoon leading up to the All Souls celebration.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oil Region Indie Fest 3

This year's Oil Region Indie Music and Art Fest had a good, good feel, very hands-on -- happy people of all ages playing and singing in corners, on stages, on the sidewalk. The guys who were on stage an hour ago could be seen playing with their fans. And it wasn't just hands-on music -- hands-on pottery, stained glass, chalk, ceramic tiles. . . lots of creative people expressing themselves all up and down the street and in the Open Studios of the National Transit Building. We didn't need any of our rain options (indoor jam areas), there was plenty of good food, thanks to the cooperation of the Northside Business Association, and the sun shone all day long. We couldn't have asked for a better day or a better crowd!