January 11th – 18th: A Fiddler’s Feast, The Story of Green Art Shoes, Howard Pyle
Five acclaimed artists come together for an evening of American roots music. This evening of American roots is a musical feast for the ears, created by five acclaimed string artists: Fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas (“A positive joy” – The Scotsman), genre-bending Dirk Powell (“God gave this one an overdose of talent.” – Joan Baez), and fiddlers Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (“Simple and overwhelming… joyful and full of feeling” – Garrison Keillor). The Grand, January 13th, 7 P.M.
Staffer Lenny Wilson learned to make shoes in 1987 at a leather trades college in London, England. Shortly afterwards he began a career in public horticulture and was inspired to create a pair of shoes that incorporate parts of plants into their construction. Using traditional methods and materials, he unifies leather and leaves and other materials to craft unique, life size shoes. Delaware Center for Horticulture, January 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Howard Pyle and the Illustrated Story
Howard Pyle (1853–1911), a Delaware treasure, was one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers at a time when top illustrators were celebrities. This remarkable documentary reveals Pyle’s talents as prolific author, illustrator, and teacher. Milton Fire Hall, January 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm.
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