Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Welcome To The Salon

So-called fringe festivals now exist around the world. We once had the privilege of attending the granddaddy of them all, the Edinburgh Fringe. We now have our own, going into its fifth year this summer. Mrs. C and I  love it - wacky and challenging.

They have been running some warm-up events. Sunday night they held an Artist Salon in the gorgeous and newly-renovated Arcade Building downtown, now a mix of apartments, artists studio space and commercial space. The idea was to take a large, empty room, throw in two or three sets of of artists who had never met before and tell them to do something. More about which soon.

When I entered the building I was greeted by this exotic creature who guided me through the preliminaries. Then we were whisked up the elevator in groups to a studio area. What happened next will be the subject of the following posts.

By the way, I've started an album on Flickr here for all the pix from this event, more than will appear on the blog.              


Sharon said...

Does this "arcade" happen to be a former shopping center that was attached to the former Mercantile Bank building back in the 90's? The funny thing is, that young lady looks like someone who might have hung out there back when I was working there. ;-)

William Kendall said...

She certainly stands out in a crowd, Bob!

RedPat said...

What a fabulous building!

Kate said...

Her hairdo reminds me of the former "Beehive" styles.