Monday, July 30, 2012
The main character in the opening scene of our play The Old Woman & the Barefoot Maiden is Crow. She was played by my sister, Della. Della is a wiz when in comes to putting costumes together, as you can see from the evocative crow she has crafted. She made the mask and the wings, which were a combination of a Cirque du Soleil scarf that she found at a rummage sale in Ireland and a hand-crocheted black shawl she found in a second-hand shop. The rest of her crow-like clothing, she cobbled together from bits found at used clothing shops and new clothing stores. Crow's black feather earrings were found in a shop in Bahrain. Here, Crow flies about the stage, getting into a frenzy in preparation for winter, for the old Akka of winter, that is, the Old Woman of our last days.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is the piece by Johanna Virtanen that I'm bringing home....actually, I think I'll put it in my office for inspiration. Institutional spaces are so in need of grounding energy....
This coming weekend in Thunder Bay
FinnThunder 2012 Art Exhibit & Sale
Friday, July 27 10 - 5 pm
Saturday, July 28 10 am -5 pm
Sunday, July 29 10 am-3pm
@ Hammarskjold High School
Come and browse Finnish and local artists artworks ranging from oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings, woodworking, photography, surreal faeries, pointillism and so much more!
Featured artist Johanna Virtanen from Helsinki, Finland has created a new series of artworks specifically for FinnThunder! Her series entitled Mother Earth presents the many beautiful faces of our Mother Earth.
Make friends with art and even take one home to adorn your walls!
Read more about the art exhibit and the Virtanen, the featured artist, here.