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Mini Festival is Back: TINY ARTS DAY in a TINY TOWN

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A mini festival with live music, storytelling, a circus workshop, art gallery openings,  local food, museum tours, and local craft beverages.

 

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3:00    Charlotte Blake Alston, Storyteller

4:00    Seano Fagan Circus  Theatricks, Circus Show

5-7:30  Art Gallery Openings, meet the artists, local food, local beverages, museum tours,  and socialize - it's all the rage

7:30  Jonatha Brooke, live music on stage at THE HALL  

WIOX Radio Roxbury will be broadcasting the evening

 

 

Jonatha Brooke will perform at 7:30 May 6th

Jonatha Brooke will perform at 7:30 May 6th

Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since the early 90's. After four major label releases, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records in 1999, and has since released seven more albums - her most recent, the companion CD to her critically acclaimed one woman, Off-Broadway show My Mother Has Four Noses

Jonatha has recently co-written songs with Katy Perry for her album PRISM, and with The Courtyard Hounds for their current release. She's written for four Disney films, various television shows, and composed the theme song for Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

Ms. Brooke is also working on two other musical projects - Quadroon, with legendary contemporary jazz pianist Joe Sample; and (working title) Switched, with playwright Geoffrey Nauffts, and director Sheryl Kaller.

Her accolades are too numerous - check it out:     http://jonathabrooke.com/press

http://jonathabrooke.com

 

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Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller at 3:00 Saturday May 6th

Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller at 3:00 Saturday May 6th

Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition
For hundreds of years throughout the African continent, people gathered and told stories. The tradition may be the strongest in the West African countries of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Mali where history was preserved and is still passed down orally through the words and music of the griots or jalis. Stories were the way the beliefs, mythology, cultural identity, history, and shared community values of a people were taught and preserved. The tradition continued when Africans were brought to America. Charlotte selects from her wide repertoire of stories and songs from the African and African American oral traditions.

Charlotte breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Her solo performances are often enhanced with traditional instruments such as djembe, mbira, shekere or the 21-stringed kora. She has been a featured narrator for several orchestras and conductors including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She represented Carnegie Hall in 2003 when she hosted a series of concerts in Miyazaki, Japan with the Eddie Arron String Quartet and fellow storyteller, Motoko.

Charlotte was one of four Americans selected to perform and present at the first International Storytelling Field Conference in Ghana and was a featured artist at the Second Int’l Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. In the summer of 2005, she was the sole American selected to perform on a main stage at the STIMMEN: Voices Festival in Basel, Switzerland and The Cape Clear Island Festival in Ireland. She was the Director of “In the Tradition…” the 14th National Festival of Black Storytelling. She is a recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the highest award bestowed by the National Association of Black Storytellers.

http://www.charlotteblakealston.com

 

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Seano Fagan of Circus Theatricks performs at 4:00 on Saturday May 6th

Seano Fagan of Circus Theatricks performs at 4:00 on Saturday May 6th

Sean Fagan  introduces young people of all ages to circus, theatre, and the visual arts in school programs, summer camps, after-school enrichment settings, and private coaching.A former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Sean’s “theatricks” include a wide range of ground skills proficiency, including juggling, slapstick, pratfalls, stilt-walking, unicycle, rolling globe, rola-bola, tumbling, partner acrobatics, magic and more.  He's worked with the Walt Disney Organization, Nickelodeon JR. Television, and the national and international theatrical tours of Scholastic’s Magic School Bus Live. He has performed at the International Children’s Arts Festival in Singapore, on the streets in Holland, and at the Golden Week Family Festival in Liuzhou, China.

circustheatricks.com

 

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ART GALLERY OPENINGS

Art Galleries on view all day and open to the public

Take Home an Original Work

Susan Daly and Steve Gross  Photograpy

Susan Daly and Steve Gross  Photograpy

Steve Gross & Susan Daley are photographers specializing in architecture, interiors, gardens, travel and lifestyle. They shoot assignments and produce stories for numerous magazines as well as photograph projects for architects and designers. Still life, food and product commissions are done in their Manhattan studio. Their books explore the rich architectural and cultural heritage of the many regions of the U.S.  https://www.grossanddaley.com/fine-art-prints

 

Pamela J Wallace  Industrial weeds, 16.5" x 44" x 10", mixed media, handmade abaca paper, iron, wire, sheet metal, wood

Pamela J Wallace  Industrial weeds, 16.5" x 44" x 10", mixed media, handmade abaca paper, iron, wire, sheet metal, wood

In my sculptures I combine organic, ephemeral materials such as paper, thread, fabric, and wax with durable industrial materials like iron, concrete, and wood. Concerned with the smallest connections and incident of detail, I show evidence of my own hand in a pencil mark or a stray cut, as history of actions taken to make my forms. I am drawn to the way an element reveals the substance of its heft, its shape, and its texture.  Pamela J. Wallace  

Stephen Reynolds   Impact Buffer, 2010  

Stephen Reynolds   Impact Buffer, 2010  

Composed principally of wood and steel, Stephen Reynolds’ sculptures reference architecture, anatomy and scientific instruments. He employs contrasts between the warm imperfection of the archaic and hand-made, with the cold and rational precision of modern machine-made objects. In these pieces, fabrication processes that pre-date the middle ages such as forged steel are combined with references to 20th century scientific and architectural objects.

 It is in the practical object, where intellect and material merge, that Reynolds finds inspiration. The process of making is revealed by welded metal seams and rough-hewn wooden surfaces referring to the beauty of practical, functional objects where appearances are often secondary. The use of dissimilar materials and abrupt transitions between parts suggest ambiguous narratives, allowing a multiplicity of interpretations while always celebrating the beauty of utility.   

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This event is made possible (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program at Greene county Council on the Arts

Earlier Event: March 11
WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner!
Later Event: June 3
Winner Winner it's a Duck Dinner