“Four Flowers,” Marisol D’Andrea, March 2017, acrylics on canvas, 20″ x 36″
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something –Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2007
Honest Ed’s is closing its doors for good, leaving an emotional gap, and with many wondering what the future holds for the landmark.
Before it’s demolished, a series of festivals have been created. Here I would like to share with you the one I attended–the festival’s signature exhibition, aMAZEment: Immersive Art Maze featuring multi-disciplinary art exhibitions, interactive artworks, and special performances – including 2FIK (who examines cultural legacies as well as identity constructs), Clara Venice (pop musician who plays the Theremin), the fabulous Confidential Musical Theatre, and many more.
I Honestly enjoyed the spectacle of performances and art installations.
Here are a few exhibits the festival offered! It will continue until Sunday. Glad to be part of this historical event. If you decide to attend be prepared to walk for a few hours and wear comfortable shoes; it’s worth the walk! After that, THAT’S IT! for Honest Ed’s.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful – Norman Vincent Peale. I hear the sprinkles sounds…
Marisol D’Andrea, “Snowing Christmas,” 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 in x 20 in