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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

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.

Sarah Harmer

The highlights were EmmyLou Harris and Ray Lamontagne. I had not heard of him - and by the time he came on we were starting to pack up the tent-but when his band started to play and this absolutely powerful, sensitive raspy voice started to sing, I floated to the edge of the stage and stood there mesmerized for song after song after song....

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


  1. Sounds like a well-spent weekend. Great aubergine!

  2. Thanks! we planted quite a few this year and now have daily shortage of models