I’m back from the National Art Strategies Creative Community Fellows‘ gathering in Vermont. One of the ways Vermont looked was this:
Among the nonhuman animals I met were several salamanders, two separate frogs, many butterflies known and unknown to me, many moths mostly unknown to me, at least 10 kinds of bee, a spider I named Big Lady and her ~50 olive-green babies living on a raft in the lake, and some slugs eating a mushroom:
I also met many incredible and generous and wise and brave human animals, learned a lot, faced some lousy aspects of my personality, and swam in a lake. I’m back and I’ll be at the Sankofa World Market 2-6pm today, August 1st, to hear your climate-change-related and other anxieties. Please come see me.
I’ll be there to listen to your climate-change-related and other anxieties 11-3pm today at the South Side Cultural Center as part of the Sankofa Market and Sowing Place. There will also be tasty foods to buy and music to listen to. Please come! I drew spiders all morning yesterday so that you could take home a picture of a spider.
Come and share your climate anxieties with me tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/10), 2-6pm, at the Sankofa World Market outside the Knight Memorial Library on Elmwood Avenue.
I drew some pictures of our spider neighbors and if you come talk to me, you can have one.
I’ll be staffing the booth again, in Burnside Park opposite Kennedy Plaza, on these days, 3-6pm:
Come and see me. Share your climate-change-related or other anxieties, learn about Interdependence Days (more about that soon) and get this picture of an ant-mimic spider or another one of your Rhode Island neighbors.