~ Experiences, Projects & Jottings of Painter Jan Clizer, Specialist Painter of Scottish & Celtic Music Subject Matter ~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sharing the Magic

Have just returned from a rewarding experience participating in Hayden Lake library's summer arts program today.....

Amy Wilkerson, herself a Scot with a sincere interest in encouraging interest in Scottish culture, organizes informative & entertaining programmes & Celtic music concerts in the area whenever possible. Today's presentation was Amy reciting an old Scots story along the lines of Rumplestiltskin (there's one in every culture, is there not?!) & sharing a bit of info about the country & culture, while I played a few tunes & shared from my photo collection. Great to see how many parents took the time to bring their children & participate, & it's always fun to see the reactions of listeners to live music & storytelling!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Artwalk Antics

Nearly missed Artwalk in Coeur d'Alene this month, due to it's long-standing 2nd Friday evening status.....would've felt a bit silly, as I was privileged to be invited guest artist at Cheryl Burchell Art & Design! An enjoyable evening with great people in a lovely setting, and it's always fun seeing the look of incredulity on faces when I explain what I do. Well worth a stop if you're in downtown Coeur d'Alene this summer!