Plowshares Craft show

The Syracuse Peace Council is having its 40th annual craft show.  This show features local artists and crafts people. The Peace counsel works “to replace inequality, hierarchy, domination and powerlessness with mutual respect, personal empowerment, cooperation and a sense of community.”  Although I have shown with them in previous years I was not accepted this year into the juried craft show.  Or at least so I thought until I checked my email today and there was a last minute cancellation and we were next on the list.  Look for Breezy Day Designs this weekend at Nottingham High School in Syracuse.  It will run from 10-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. See you there!!


Shen Wei

My friend Karen is a musician and when she was younger a dancer.  She is many years, decades even older than I but I connect with her on an artistic, spiritual and intellectual level.  Over the years she and her life partner, who is my yoga teacher, have given us tickets to various cultural events, if they were unable to attend.  They have season tickets to many of the local symphony’s, operas and so forth.  So I was able to return the favor for once when my boss, Carol Terry, who is very active in the local arts community, offered free tickets to see the culmination of an artist in recidency program for Shen Wei.  Shen Wei choreographed a portion of the Bejing olympics.  It was a symposium really where they talked about the inspiration of the Tibetan people, The Silk Road and Bangor Wat in the dance.  It was a shortened performance, put together in only a three days that will be coming back here to Syracuse in September for the full performance.  It will be a “don’t miss” kind of thing.  Truly inspirational and cutting edge dance.