Harvest 1, encaustic on panel, 8x11in, 2011
I have finally recuperated from Saturday’s outdoor Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, and, exhausting as it was, it was also F#-ing BRILLIANT!!! My only regret is that I didn’t get any photos of my set up.
The location couldn’t get any better, as the visual artists were exhibiting right beside the stage!!!!!
Thousands of people attended and the music line-up was fabulous, with performances by Canada’s Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie (Tragically Hip), Daniel Lanois and others.
The highlights were EmmyLou Harris and Ray Lamontagne. I had not heard of him
Yolanda's Garlic, acrylic on canvas, 30x30in, sold
There was a large area with farmers’ booths chock full of fresh, regional produce as well as baked goods-it was so refreshing NOT to see the usual vending trucks with their processed foods.
Harvest 2, encaustic on panel, 8x11in, 2011
Harvest 3, encaustic on panel, 8x11in, 2011
Lanois wants to make this an annual event and I am hoping to be a part of this next year. There was a fabulous response to all of the artists' work that was juried into this show and I am so very pleased to have participated in this inaugural art/
/music/ farming event. (it was a long day though-set up at 8AM and by the time we tore down and left it was after midnight!)
Daniel Lanois & EmmyLou Harris