down. The poem surrounding it is comforting.
It has thick walls and it seems to make whatever is inside taste better and hold the heat.
Once it becomes dark, visuals are projected on the ceiling of the dome. This is similar to what is done at a planetarium.
While waiting for night to fall rock music was played and visitors danced inside. Young and old.
Joe Minter, folk artist chatting with a fan. His works are made from recycled and found items.
You can see more of his work here.
Ginger at deepfriedkudzu.com
is a big fan of his and the link to the pictures were taken by her. She also has a great blogsite.
Found objects placed on stands. Once night fell a projection of images were displayed on it
Three spherical screens similar to umbrellas projected one movie. I thought this was interesting.
This is some of the digital wall art. On this one it showed the underside of different cars slowly crawling across the screen/wall.
There was a picture but it looks as if this company is more interested in advertising.
Vendor and artist. Paintings on plywood.
The found pieces of wood appear to depict skyscrapers in the forefront of a skyline.
Lighted hula hoops being twirled.
It was a wonderful program lasting only one hour. The voices were clear and powerful. St. Andrews sanctuary is small but I was so impressed with the ability of these artists to sing without a microphone. They each came in from the back of the building singing a portion of Walk Together Children. The baritone was robust and full-bodied. The tenor engaged the audience with his fine musical qualities and enunciation of each word. The melodious soprano was hypnotizing exhibting her ability to reach upper ranges.
I enjoy exploring different types of music and societal differences. I feel it is important to learn about others so that we may understand each other better and perhaps someday have peace. It was refreshing to sit and drink from the fountain of culture.
Terrance Brown is a baritone. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Samford University and Louisiana State University. He has performed in numerous operas portraying various characters. He has traveled extensively. Dr. Brown is Director of Vocal Studies at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.
Jason Turner was the pianist. The Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey was the narrator.
To accompany each song a narrative was read . These narratives were a part of the Slave Narrative Collection. These are stories written in the 1930’s by the WPA as they were dictated to the scribe by people who had been slaves. There are over 2,000 interviews from former slaves on record. Each one allows the former slave to tell in their own words what life was like in bondage.
Jason Turner is presently the organist for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He is an experienced musician who has served as Choirmaster and Organist for several churches. He is presently Director of Independent Presbyterian Church Day School in Birmingham,Alabama a highly respected educational facility in the city. He holds degrees in education and an associate degree in nursing.
Rev. Howell-Pankey is a musical artist, teacher, pastor and songwriter. Her music ministry career spans over 35 years. She has served in several churches as a spiritual leader. She presently pastors St. James CME in Jasper Alabama
Ingredients1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon white sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup canola oil2 tablespoons milkDirections1. In a 9 inch pie plate, sift flour, sugar and salt. make a well in the center and pour in oil and milk. Mix with a fork, then press into the bottom and sides of pie plate.2. To bake: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup of flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir into the first mixture until smooth and well blended. Peeled and sliced pears placed in casserole dish sprayed with Pam. TBSP cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water. Pour over pears.