Last Saturday Hespeler mashed up the art, music, and people out on Queen Street for A Day & A Night festival. I got down there after dinner to see what artists David Hoover and Woody Woodfield had painted up. I shot their work at the Hub a couple years ago. My interest was also piqued by a great piece on Jude Doble’s Red Leather Booth about Hespeler-based print maker Donna Stewart. Oh yeah, and live music in the street. I’m down for that anytime anywhere. Above is a backstage peek at Romeo Sex Fighter pumping out great covers with an awesomely self-deprecating sense of humour.
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A festival a month, apparently.
A print by Donna Stewart. Several stores opened their doors as impromptu art galleries.
I see art everywhere. Awesome pile of tires outside The Hub Bicycle Shop
This is Jennifer Depencier, chief instigator of this event. I met her in my travels a few years back with Cathy Farwell of BOX Art fame.
There’s been a growing wall of street art in the alley over the years.
I talked with Ted about the NFP Cambridge Live Music that kicked off earlier this year. They’ve got a web-based calendar to promote the live music scene in Cambridge.
Ean Kools paints piano.
Centre, Donna Stewart, the print maker I mentioned. Check out her work at the Riverside Print Group.
Textile artist Sue Sturdy wrangled this 20’ x 8’ loom for a large scale collaborative weave.
When you see bare feet and paints in the great outdoors of WR, you’re probably looking at Laurie Wonfor Nolan, who has a studio just across the river in Hespeler.
Then I sat back and listened to Romeo Sex Fighter.
Shout out to the sound guy.
great. Like the clothesline.
Double-meta. There was a very high density of shooters here.
And more meta. Where does all that media go? Media heaven?
Is this a Hoover-Woodfield collaboration?
In the village where I grew up (go Point Edward!), the social hub was Bob’s Variety Store. Maybe that’s a universal thing for villages everywhere.
I had to call it an early night as I had a 7am Sunday breakfast of metal and pancakes at The Princess Café back up in Waterloo.
And the band played on.