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Art Walk, Hike

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Last night I joined friends at first Friday Art Walk, where the downtown and old mill shopping districts stay open late and show art and music, and serve tastes of wine or cocktails. It is also a venue for performance artists. We visited art galleries – but other businesses participate. At the luxury downtown hotel, they were showing art created by prison inmates – the proceeds from sales of the inmate art is donated to an orphanage in Africa. Patagonia (luxury outdoor clothing) showed large scale nature photography. In the lobby of a downtown business center, a salsa band was playing (SpunkyLB & I practiced our Zumba moves!) and art by local artists was showing. A beautifully harmonizing bluegrass band played at the bookstore. We really had fun! Most of the artists don’t want their original art photographed. But below are performance artists who caught my eye (no fire dancers or stilt walkers this time! Or at least we didn’t see them)

This attractive young lady is wearing an outfit created out of Neon energy cans (complete with bustle!) Neon energy is apparently supporting a local race team (outfit was created by a local artist). The hair salon where she was posing was serving mango/vodka cocktail samples. Her hair style actually incorporated the Neon cans. Spunky LB said: Can you imagine wearing that in public? I said: Ummm… if you and I wore it – it would be a WHOLE different experience and the audience might run screaming from the room.

These two are from a local high school; they performed a Renaissance dance in front of a coffee shop.

Today (Saturday) I led a hike to Twin Bridges today with 12 hikers (several others canceled due to weather). It showered off and on, but overall was a lovely hike and a beautiful day. We hiked approximately 5 miles along the Deschutes River. So this has been a great start to the weekend!

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