Saturday, April 24, 2010

Artswalk and the Procession of the Species: Here Comes the Sun!

Above: A young artist plays for the crowd at Artswalk before the Procession of the Species on Saturday.

by Janine Gates

I'll let the Artswalk and Procession of the Species event speak for itself. With 350 pictures to choose from, it was hard to pick just one or two....The rain held off and the sun made a spectacular appearance.

Above: Eli Sterling chats with Olympian photographer Tony Overman. Thank you Eli and Earthbound Productions for coordinating another great Procession!

Overheard conversations:

Before the Procession, walking downtown from the Westside across the Fourth Ave Bridge:

Girl: "So what will they call Lakefair if they turn Capitol Lake into an estuary?"
Response: "It doesn't matter if they call it Toiletfair, they'll still come for the rides!"

During the Procession:

Man: "What is that?
Woman: It doesn't matter!"

After the Procession:

"Some of the best parties were at Evergreen...."

Created by the community for the community, the Procession of the Species is a joyous, artistic pageant, embracing the languages of art, music and dance to inspire learning, appreciation and protection of the natural world. At its very heart, the intent of the Procession is to elevate the dignity of the human spirit by enhancing the cultural exchange that we and our communities have with each other and with the natural world...and to do that through imagination, creation, and sharing. - Earthbound Productions.