The Spirit of Sharing

“Drawing together the arts of all kinds, the festival celebrated visual arts, music, theatre, dance and literature. And in each of those disciplines, there was a myriad of creative expressions. From Flamenco dancing to fabric art to photography to performance poetry, festival attendees were treated to a rich immersion in the arts.” A writer who attended…

Taking Risk: A FOTA Workshop

“Positive Risk-taking for Positive Results” is the title of this FOTA workshop on October 26.  Does this sound like there’s a guarantee? There isn’t! If taking a chance came with a guarantee, it wouldn’t be called a risk.  However, in Reva Nelson’s workshop, there IS a guarantee of getting a new perspective on what a…

Poets at FOTA

Author and retreat-leader Kim Aubrey is one of the producers of the new Multimedia event at FOTA (Festival of the Arts) in which poets will have a starring role.   She wrote this post about poets at the Festival. ~~ When the Planning Committee was deciding who to invite to participate in this year’s Festival, I…

Acting like Ducks

We’re like ducks right now: paddling furiously underwater, trying to remain calm above the surface. It’s been a very busy time behind the scenes.  Artists from many different disciplines are working together in small groups and as a committee to create the Festival.  That in itself is an achievement, since most artists work alone to create….