By Vicky Nardone
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In the picture on the top right you can see what one of the grain tubes looks like. This particular one had bumpers around the edges so you could actually go and stick your head in the tub to see what it was like in there. I didn't go in but people said it was very quiet. In this photo, our friend Brandyn was pretending like he was getting sucked up the tube. You can only see his feet poking out.
Below that is a cool projected image that they had high on the wall of one of the silos.
The top right photo is some neon mosaics made on recycled paper. They almost looked like designs that I used to color in mosaic books that my mom bought me when I was growing up.
The bottom right sculpture is made out of laundry baskets. It was starting to get really dark by the time we walked through the art exhibits but the lights from the exhibits themselves still allowed me to get some good pictures.
The bottom left photo looked like a map. It was in this small little tunnel in one of the silos that had a little window on either side. They had two of the maps set up that you could look through the little windows to see.
The top middle picture was this crazy interpretive dancer. Her dancing wasn't too crazy but her outfit was. Her hair was all in her face and she was wearing a mask over her mouth. I saw her after the dance with her wig and mouthpiece removed and she looked totally normal!
The top right photo is a cool painted jungle gym they had set up for people to climb on.
The left middle pic, though hard to see, is from the performance of our local fire entertainers, Pyromancy. They do fire juggling, breathing, eating, dancing. I've seen them at a number of our artsy events.
The right middle and bottom left photos were from a really bad performance piece. That's all I'm going to say. 45 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Unfortunately some people in our group knew these guys so we had to stay.
The bottom middle photo is from some aerial dancers doing acrobatics. They were really cool to watch.
The last photo is this fire torch thing they had going on at the festival. I couldn't figure out exactly what was going on with the exhibit. There seemed to be some reasoning behind when and why the torches lit up but I'm not sure what it was.
It was definitely a neat festival to experience. I don't know if I'd go back next year but I'm glad I checked it out at least once.