Full Circle Gallery & Jordan Faye Contemporary collaborate on Baltimore Street photography show for inaugural exhibition at our new space in Bromo Arts District
WHEN: October 4 - November 1, 2014; OPENING RECEPTION :: Saturday October 4, 7-10 PM
WHERE: Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W. Saratoga, 5th floor, Baltimore
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Full Circle Gallery, in coordination with Jordan Faye Contemporary & THRIVE are pleased to announce, TRUE GRIT, an exhibition to launch Jordan Faye Contemporary's latest program and new exhibition center. Jonathan Hanson, ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) Baltimore chapter president, curates this collection of works from photographers whose main interest is telling Baltimore's story from a street level view. With the psyche of a blue collar, hard working, hard living town, Baltimore offers a truly unique urban experience, representations of which echo in the conversation, history, lifestyle, and contemporary self-image of its inhabitants. The true grit of this town is in its shear willingness to keep going. Baltimore can be raw; it can be charming; it can be dangerous. It can also be very, very sweet. TRUE GRIT will touch on the narratives and mundanity of life in Charm City rather than the iconic and ballyhooed.
Selected Artists in TRUE GRIT :: Jennifer Bishop, Jim Burger, J.M. Giordano, Jonathan Hanson, Patrick Joust, Brian P. Miller, Natalie Obermaier, John Patterson, Matt Roth, Rebecca Rothey, Noah Scialom, James Singewald, Josh Sinn, David Valle and Bill Weirzalis.
Jordan Faye Contemporary is relocating and expanding to a 3300sq ft space in the Bromo Arts District. Our new home will be in the Maryland Art Place Building at 218 W Saratoga Street on the top floor.
ABOUT JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY
Jordan Faye Contemporary has continued to redefine the role of the gallery, creating exhibitions to meet the specific needs of artists and art enthusiasts in Baltimore. Founded in 2006 as a platform to give emerging artists a wider audience, we champion the work of early to mid-career artists. Through our gallery exhibitions, presenting work at international art fairs, and our new initiative THRIVE (an expanded vision of the Salon Series program); Jordan Faye Contemporary exposes a broader community to the engaging work of dozens of artists. Currently the gallery represents fifteen artists, who now are in various stages in their careers. Our mission is to show work that is not only of contemporary interest but will be of lasting historical significance.
ABOUT FULL CIRCLE
FULL CIRCLE GALLERY is a dedicated exhibition space for photographers, located on the first floor of Full Circle Ltd, a fine art services studio near Station North. Full Circle has been a member of the arts community in Baltimore for 27 years, supporting artists' projects through its professional services. It works to build a stronger photographic community in the region by sponsoring multiple exhibitions each year.
Stay informed about upcoming exhibitions including "call for entries" by contacting the studio at 410-528-1868, by emailing email@example.com.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 1 – Saturday, October 4, 7:30 PM
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID. For ticket information, call 410-857-2448
McDaniel College Theatre Arts students perform in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama that takes a macabre look at one American Midwestern family with a dark secret. Tad Janes, artistic director of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Md., is the guest director.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
McDaniel College Theatre Arts students perform one of William Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies. Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of the theatre arts department, directs this production.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS
Open by guided tour Tuesday–Sunday / MUSEUMS.JHU.EDU
BSA kicks off 35th Anniversary year, prepares for a year of celebration to mark the school's history
Founded in 1979, Baltimore School for the Arts began with a dedicated group of educators and a few young student artists excited to make their mark at a city public school that offered them an opportunity to pursue their passion. Truly a trailblazer in what we now recognize as a charter school movement, BSA was one of the first institutions to forge its own path, establish a partnership with the community, and hold true to its education and artistic ideals in a big city system. To this day, BSA is a model, now at the national level.
One of the many events scheduled this anniversary year is the screening of The Founders, a faculty and student produced movie about BSA's birth. Join us to learn more about the history of this unique and successful school, one of Baltimore's marquee institutions.
Free screenings are on October 24 at 3 PM and October 25 at 11 AM & 6 PM. On the 24th, the film team will be there for a Q&A following the show—Join us! To see the trailer, click here.
Center for Collaborative Arts & Technology brings innovative thinking and resources about creative environments to BSA
When BSA opened the doors for the new school year a couple of weeks ago, faculty and students were delighted to discover that the France-Merrick Library and the Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Computer Center had been transformed over the summer to house the Center for Collaborative Arts and Technology (C-CAT). The incredible new space is modeled on modern business incubators and features 16 work stations equipped with computers with advanced software from all arts-related fields, as well as the library's resources. Both the technology, and the layout of the space itself, is specifically designed to foster collaborative work and link student experiences with the working world. Students will be inspired to create connections between different areas of learning in innovative ways.
"BSA students in the C-CAT will multiply their creativity by working collaboratively using the latest technology—I can't wait to see what they make and where they take us!" —Chris Ford, BSA Director
The new center will be open until 7 PM Monday-Thursday, and on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM and is staffed with an arts technologist tasked with facilitating student and faculty work. TWIGS students will also take classes in the C-CAT during its Saturday hours.
BSA will celebrate the Grand Opening of the C-CAT with the community on September 23, 2014. Grammy winning songwriter and producer Makeba Riddick (BSA '96) will be joining Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other dignitaries and guests at a range of events on the 23rd. Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3:30 PM and/or for an Open House at 4:30 PM to see the C-CAT for yourself! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daily Beast selects BSA as one of the nation's Top High Schools
Adding to its distinguished ranking from U.S. News & World Report, BSA is chosen as one of the best schools in the U.S. by yet another organization. For all the details, click here. BSA fared particularly well in the College Bound category, placing in the Top 100 schools nationwide!
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 1–5 PM, Tuesday through Friday
WHERE: Boone Street Farm, 2100 Boone St., Baltimore
For more information about the BMA Outpost, contact Gamynne Guillotte at 443.573.1835.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is launching the BMA Outpost, a portable museum that will take up temporary residence in a variety of communities throughout Baltimore City this fall. This innovative program led by the BMA’s Amy and Marc Meadows Education Fellow Katie Bachler includes a playful display of reproductions of artworks from the BMA’s collection along with art-making and storytelling activities that offer opportunities for inspiration and discovery. It will be open to the public.
“The BMA Outpost strengthens the museum’s connection to Baltimore communities through a lively exchange of art, ideas, and personal reflections,” said BMA Director Doreen Bolger. “I am looking forward to seeing how people respond to this new experience of art in their environment.”
Many of the BMA Outpost activities explore the universal idea of home and individual responses to this theme. Reproductions from the collection show the many ways artists from different time periods and cultures have explored the meaning of home. Community participants of all ages are invited to share their memories and experiences of home, make a map of their neighborhood, and create artwork inspired by home. Ideas generated by these community events will inform an interactive exhibition in the BMA’s new center for learning and creativity, scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.
The BMA Outpost was designed and produced by Baltimore Development Cooperative in collaboration with the museum. Look for it at community gardens, farmers’ markets, playgrounds, and other local gathering spots. Bachler will post upcoming locations on blog.artbma.org and will also be posting about her experiences around the city.
Bachler has a Master of Public Art Studies in Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Women’s Studies/Minor in Studio Art from Occidental College, Los Angeles. Her community-based art and design experience includes creating a unique map for the Walker Art Center’s 2013 exhibition Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City and collaborating with day laborers and domestic workers in Los Angeles to create a braided rug out of articles of clothing used for work as part of the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s 2010 exhibition Folk Art Everywhere.
ABOUT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1914, the BMA is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Among its 90,000 objects is the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world; European and American fine and decorative arts and textiles; prints and drawings from the 15th-century to the present; works by established and emerging contemporary artists; objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands; and two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. The museum is currently undergoing a $28 million phased renovation to improve the visitor experience that debuted with the Contemporary Wing reopening in November 2012. The historic Merrick Entrance, American art galleries, and Zamoiski East Entrance will reopen during the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2014. Renovations to the African and Asian art galleries and a new learning and creativity center will be completed in 2015. Since 2006, the BMA has eliminated general admission fees so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.
IMAGE: Walter Henry Williams. A Quick Nap. 1952. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased as the gift of Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown, Baltimore, BMA 2008.8. © Estate of Walter Williams
THE 16th ANNUAL HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 16th - 21st
High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast. The festival is fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world.
Join us for 5 days of music and performances starting Tuesday 9/16!
OUTER VISIONS: A NIGHT OF SOUND & LIGHT
High Zero Festival's Night of Immersive Sound & Light
WHEN: Tues, Sept. 16th, Doors 7:30 PM / show 8:30 PM
WHERE: Penthouse Gallery, Copy Cat, 1511 Guilford Ave., Baltimore
Peter Burr's 4-channel piece green | red, projected on a sixteen by nine foot projection cube. Audio by SEABAT
Mark Brown & Benny Boeldt's live video manipulation and music collaboration
Kristen Anchor's improvised 16mm projector performance "Magic Movie Machine"
Tom Borax and his Lab Coat of Many Colors — a 4-channel live led light and synthesizer performance
Lexie Mountain's performance installation — "Christina's World World World"
WHEN: September 18th – 21st, Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp
WHERE: The Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Advanced Online Purchase $16
At the Door: $15 / $10 students, seniors, and artists (discount available at door only)
Jen Baker (trombone) NYC
Vicki Bennett (found footage collage) London
Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin, electronics) Boston
Michael Fischer (saxophone) Vienna
Charlotte Hug (viola, voice) Zürich
Joshua Jefferson (alto saxophone, clarinet) Boston
John Kilduff (multitasking, live art) Los Angeles
Okkyung Lee (cello) Korea/NYC
Andrea Pensado (electronics, voice) Massachusetts
LaDonna Smith (violin) Alabama
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (Bassoon) Paris
Jack Wright (saxophones) Pennsylvania
JD Zazie (turntables) Berlin
John Berndt (saxophone, inventions, computer)
Jeff Carey (computer)
Charles Dubé (electronics)
Owen Gardner (cello, guitar)
Jenny Gräf Sheppard (electronics, guitar)
Andy Hayleck (electronics, guitar)
Stewart Mostofsky (electronics)
Paul Neidhardt (percussion, friction)
Wendel Patrick (turntables)
Mick Ricereto (clarinet, electric piano)
Meg Rorison (projections, sound)
M.C. Schmidt (objects, electronics)
Bob Wagner (drums)
Harry Walker (electric bass)
THRIVE is co-founded by Jordan Faye Block & Willa Frazer.
(photograph by Steve Parke)
We are thrilled to introduce THRIVE, an Arts, Consulting and Residency Program at Jordan Faye Contemporary. THRIVE is an arts organization dedicated to enriching the lives of artists, curators and the community in which they reside. THRIVE will offer consulting, workshops and extended residency experiences. THRIVE will provide individual artists with short exhibition opportunities designed to help navigate today's art world. THRIVE will grant curators and arts organizations exhibition space to assist them in reaching a broader audience while mentoring them in the curatorial process. THRIVE is the next generation of Jordan Faye Contemporary's Salon Series designed to create a more inclusive thought provoking and insightful community of emerging artists, curators, writers & musicians who wish to share the wealth and knowledge of their collective experiences with one another.
CALL FOR ARTISTS who want to THRIVE TO SHOW IN THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION THIS NOVEMBER 7 - 9, 2014
The registration is now OPEN to participate in our very first THRIVE Artist Exhibition.
More Details regarding registration can be found on our website :: CLICK HERE.
2014 Open Call for Artists
The application fee for this call is $40.00. To become a School 33 member and receive a $10 discount, please visit school33.org. The entry deadline is Friday, October 3, 2014.
Eligibility Guidelines: • Individual artists and collaborative teams working in any medium may apply. • Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are ineligible to apply. • Artists are fully responsible for making all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick-up of their artwork. • Late and incomplete entries will not be considered.
Complete proposals should include: • 5-10 jpeg images of work (images should represent the artist's body of work, these will not necessarily be the pieces chosen for the exhibit) • Artists submitting time-based may submit up to 10 minutes of work • Completed Application • Resume • Statement
Randall Scott, owner of the contemporary fine art gallery RandallScottProjects which recently relocated from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, has been involved in contemporary art for more than 20 years. Scott's first gallery TBA opened in 1990 in Los Angeles. What began as a temporary space ran for several years before Scott moved to Eastern Europe to work as an art director in Kiev, Ukraine. While there, he began to moonlight as a freelance photojournalist, something he does till this day. In 2006, Scott reopened the gallery in Washington, D.C. and has since moved it to New York and back again. During these travels, Scott has produced some 70 exhibitions, exhibited in too many art fairs and helped start the careers of many artists. RandallScottProjects continues its focus on emerging and mid-career international artists.
Karyn Miller is the Director of Exhibitions at Arlington Art Center, where she curates and coordinates exhibitions and develops creative, collaborative initiatives. Before AAC, Miller served as gallery director for five years at Conner Contemporary before moving to CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery, where she devoted over six years to collaborating with artists and leading their visual arts program. She led several off-site public art projects at CulturalDC including Construct, a series of art installations in vacant retail spaces; Sweet, a public art project with artist Nekisha Durrett, and CONNECT 4, a series of installations at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Karyn Miller has served on panels and lectured at a variety of institutions in the region and has curated and juried exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Orlando Museum of Art, Gettysburg College, Catholic University and Maryland Institute College of Art.
If you have any questions, contact Quinn Palmer, School 33 Art Center Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com or 443.263.4350.
WHEN: September 25, 8 PM
WHERE: Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: All seats are just $10 for the show
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door (regular prices are $17-$20); special rates for groups available on line. Friday night performances feature special pricing of $10 for students and $15 for everyone else.
Audiences and critics alike have been loving this sophisticated contemporary comedy that makes them stop and consider their own views of art and true friendship. Accomplished actors Mark Scharf, Steven Shriner and Eric C. Stein excel in their roles.
The show closes on September 28; don't miss this all-out hilarious treat.
Regular show times are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00PM
(Above L-R: Mark Scharf, Eric C. Stein, Steven Shriner. Photography by Tom Lauer)
WHEN: Friday, September 19 – 8 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books.
His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.
Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil, in 1980. At the age of four he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar. At six, he received a mandolin, which was kept in a very special place in his house. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve. By the age of fifteen, he was playing theaters and nightclubs throughout Brazil, playing both solo and with many renowned Brazilian musicians.
For a number of years he played in several different groups including Banda Gênese and Squema Seis from Brasília. He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian popular music and jazz in several different conservatories including Franca, Ribeirão Preto, Tatuí, and Berklee College of Music.
Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist and has recently produced and arranged the double album “As várias caras de Drummond” for which Belchior wrote the music for Drummond´s poems, and which was released in CARAS magazine. Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.
With a variety of works already released, Diego is doing shows on the most important stages around the world enchanting and charming the public wherever he goes with his unique touch.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.
WHEN: Friday, September 19, 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $20, $18 mbrs.
What is it they say about the family that plays together?
Well, even if they don't all live under the same roof, this family makes terrific music and has a rip-roarin' good time while they're at it. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band features Jay, Molly, Jay's daughter Ruth Ungar, and her husband Mike Merenda. And Mike & Ruthy's two children Will, born January 2008, and Opal born June 2012 also join them on the road, though rarely onstage.
With exceptional musicianship and a vast knowledge of numerous musical styles, Jay & Molly are one of the most celebrated duos in American acoustic music. They achieved international acclaim in 1990 when their performance of Jay's composition Ashokan Farewell became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' The Civil War on PBS. You may know Mike & Ruthy from The Mammals. Ruthy cut her teeth on traditional music, and grew up to be a top-flight performer. She brings fiddle, ukulele, guitar and deeply moving vocal performances to the Family Band. Mike Merenda favored rock and ska before being drawn into the world of acoustic music and brings those sensibilities to his playing on old-time banjo, guitar, percussion and his own compelling vocals. Four terrific musicians. Put them together and the sum really is greater than its parts. Double fiddles, sweet vocal harmonies and rhythmic energy abound as two generations collaborate to entertain you with music from the heart and soul of America.
“On stage, Mason and Ungar complement each other like a finely crafted fiddle and bow. Together they weave a rich postmodern musical magic carpet on which listeners may vicariously glide back in time and experience first-hand the sonorous riches of traditional music.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming . . . joyful and full of feeling ... an apotheosis of American traditional music.”—Garrison Keillor
Video of Molly, Jay, and friends doing Ashokan Farewell
WHEN: September 10-16
Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Tall ships, Navy ships and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage. Events crescendo on September 13 with two star-studded patriotic concerts and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore harbor, which will broadcast live on PBS’ Great Performances.
Charles North Community Festival
WHEN: September 27
The Charles North Community Festival takes place Saturday, September 27th from 11am-4pm at the Ynot Lot on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street. The festival will feature live music, a silent auction, craft vendors, food, beer and wine.
The Charles North Community Festival purpose is to raise funds to benefit non-profit community programs that are run throughout the neighborhoods in the Baltimore area. For more information, click here.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Annual Meeting
WHEN: October 2
Join Downtown Partnership and the region's most influential business, government, and community leaders for our largest networking event of the year. The evening will feature networking, entertainment, Downtown Baltimore Award Presentations, and updates on The Partnership’s major initiatives. Member single tickets are $140, member tables are $1150, and non-member single tickets are $195. Reserve now!
For more information, visit www.school33.org
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Everyone's favorite improvised play has returned for a special two-night run."Unscripted" is a full-length, two act play with props, costumes, sets -- but no script!
Bonus, bring an item from home for the players to use in the shows!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 PM
WHERE: Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore
Saturday night tickets here
Laughter will be pouring out of the Theatre Project next weekend as we pack the joint with improv comedy from four troupes on Friday and Saturday.
Friday's fun includes Pop: 6, Evan the Loyal, Minority Re'port, and Lekker.
Saturday's silliness includes Training for Prom, Your New Dad, and a hilarious parody of a PBS fundraising telethon.
WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 10 AM-8:30 PM
WHERE: Patterson Park, Pagoda Hill
1814! The Rock Opera, O’Malley’s March, Cannon Firings, The Gathering Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Historical Re-enactors, Family Activities, Navy Parachutists, History Village, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Maryland Sings & Much More!
On September 13, 1814, about 15,000 of Baltimore citizen-soldiers stood on the ramparts they’d built on Hampstead Hill (now Pagoda Hill). Most of them had not been born in this country. One-fifth of them were African-American. The British Army was camped to the east of what is now the Creative Alliance. Early in the morning of September 14, with no news coming that Fort McHenry had been taken, and intimidated by Baltimore’s well-defended Eastern Line, the British Army left without firing a shot. The people of Baltimore had successfully defended themselves against one of the greatest military forces in the world.
Two-hundred years later (exactly!), Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park present an authentic, intimate, beautifully-sited, people’s celebration of the brave actions of our fellow citizens atop the very ramparts they built.
1814! The Rock Opera is the Battle of Baltimore re-envisioned as a '70s style rock-n-roll show with the much beloved hit “Big Ass Flag.” Battle of Baltimore history aficionado Governor Martin O’Malley performs his own original Battle of Baltimore anthem. The crowd joins in for a massive Star Spangled Banner sing-a-long. Don't miss the cannons firing, re-enactors battling and riding horseback, Navy parachutists dropping onto Pagoda Hill, historic presentations, and lots of music, food n’ beer.
There is a period 1814 Fashion Show. The Gathering brings twenty food trucks and bars offer local craft beers and liquors. Beloved restaurants Clementine and Dangerously Delicious Pies serve awesome cuisine. Maryland Sings offers slave work songs from the 1800s. Bluegrass aces Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and old time band Charm City Junction master instruments from the 1800s including the banjo.
The event is rich with family activities, including a chance to make period hats…and piñatas! The War of 1812 was part of a concurrent wave of anti-colonial revolutions throughout Latin America. We honor today’s immigrants who continue to shape Baltimore by inviting local artists to share their piñata traditions, Mexican folkloric dance, and Spanish language with bilingual emcees!
A history village shares results of a recent archaeological dig on Pagoda Hill, which unearthed 1814-era musket balls and a Civil War belt buckle. Cannon restorer Forrest Taylor talks about the big surprises in restoring Patterson Park’s cannon collection, which turned out to have several very rare examples.
The Festival is beautifully set around the Pagoda, with cannons firing off the hill, the main-stage set in the Bull Circle, all with sweeping views of the city and river.