Weeknight outings

by Karen Peacock. 0 Comments

FairCollageI spent a long time commuting from Frederick to jobs in D.C., Baltimore, and for a short, but hellish time, Springfield, Virginia. (Bless you, C. Burr Artz Library and your audio books . . .) Now that I live and work in Frederick, my weeknight quality of life has greatly improved.

The Great Frederick Fair

I was a weird kid. When taken to Woolworth’s I’d pass the toys, the live birds and fish, the candy counter, and make a beeline for the pictures. (The ballerinas were my favorites.) Not much has changed. When visiting the fair Wednesday night, the rides of the midway did not beckon; the farm animals were only mildly interesting; I’m not a fan of funnel cake.

But the Home Arts exhibits sucked me in. I examined each and every quilt, painting, photograph and drawing.

“Look, decorated shoes!” I informed my husband’s departing back.

I can’t say that I liked everything I saw, but I liked a lot. Most of all, I love the fact that so many people are busy making things and are eager to show off their projects.

Artomatic@Frederick

John Holly hosts an open mic on Thursdays. When Artomatic finishes in October, it will carry on at the Frederick Coffee Company. Last night I got to hear some great music, poetry, and a story that had us all laughing.

I’d heard of John’s open mic, but could never get motivated to go. That’s the beauty of Artomatic: It’s very easy to sample things you never got around to trying before. Next time I’ll try to plan ahead and bring something to read.

 

 

 

 

 

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