Monday, September 15, 2008

Pandemonium and Inspiration

This weekend I attended an artistically amazing and enjoyable event at Cleveland Public Theatre. Pandemonium 2008. An apt name for an evening of being fully immersed in performance art, live music, theater, poetry and amazing people watching (not to mention fabulous food from local restaurants and an open bar). If you want to know more about it, check out the Spangle Magazine article by Tim Marshall. Observant readers will find me in the photo gallery. (Hint, I'm holding a Magic Hat beer, but who isn't?)

It was a blast of a party, but I wanted to mention the event because of how inspiring it was. To be around so many creative, artistic people and supporters of the arts was invigorating. It was the injection of passion that I needed this weekend. It's so difficult to be an artist in a vacuum. Working from home, doing freelance design and art in a small community (though I must admit that Wooster is positively thriving culturally for a small town in Ohio), is challenging. Aside from missing the constructive critique dialog that artists need to grow, I miss the camaraderie of being surrounded daily by other creatives.

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