Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Performing Arts

Hooray for those who make sure the performing arts are alive and well in rural areas!!

Our local “Friends of the Library” recently presented an evening of art and music titled “Ladies Night Out.”  The premise was that there are many talented ladies in our county who might agree to showcase their talent one evening at the library.  As it turned out, those presenting their talents were a harpist, three vocalists, a pianist, a poet, and seventeen artists.  The artists’ display included oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, fiber arts, pottery, photography, and quilting.  We’re a small community, and we often feel far away from “big city” productions and talent; however, we have a lot of fine talent that finds its way to the public in amazing ways.  I’m really thankful for this! 

Evidently the event was organized rather quickly, and I did not see it advertised.    However, a nice crowd gathered to enjoy the work of these talent gals, who ranged in age from 18 to 80.  

I was there because I was asked to accompany one of the vocalists on one of her pieces.  This was a special treat for me because I have known this accomplished vocalist, Amara, since she was a tot and have been able to watch her grow up and progress as a performer in both drama and music.  I had the pleasure of working with both she and her brother in many shows.  The piece that she performed, “Other Side of Eighteen,” was written by her brother Cameron, so the music was very special to perform. 


  1. YOU are a talented artist, too: a knitter, a needle-felter, an accompanist, a writer, a teacher, a rock/mountain climber, a singer, a jewelry designer. My goodness, I could go on and on.

  2. The amount of talent OUT THERE is just mind blowing eh?? Glad you got to enjoy some local talent