Friday, June 27, 2008

Lakefront Art Festival

Before Mai Mai got sick with a sinus infection and became a totally unpleasant toddler to be around, we spent a lovely day at the Lakefront Festival of Arts. Thanks to Jolie for getting us out; we loved the sculpture garden, especially the mixed media weather vanes and whirligigs by James Eaton (shown to the left of the Calatrava), colorful steel sculptures by Dennis Heimbach and ceramic architectural forms by Todd Van Duren. There were also some great fiber arts created by Renee Harris using embroidery, drawing and feltwork and Susan Hill's multi media tapestries. The woodwork/furniture selections by Damian Velasquez and Richard Judd were also a treat to see.

We spent the rest of our time in the children's art tents, painting cartoons drawn by animators, doing some window drawing and erasing with a spray bottle and squeegee, walking through the sculpture garden and munching on popcorn and slurping snow cones. We came home with a paper crane and and a doggie balloon, which was just fine for Mai Mai, but I was wishing I had that handcrafted "Don't Fall Down" dresser by Damian Velasquez.

More pictures on Flickr.

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