Frogs and Bears at the Eiffel Tower: Season 4 Premiere of Arts at the Aviary

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  Seriously? This is the fourth year? Wow.  For those who are unaware, we Birds have tried to regularly open our house for our artsy friends to come visit, chat, share music, vent, support, play improv games, and so forth.  My work responsibilities last year prevented us from gathering very much, and we have missed… Continue reading Frogs and Bears at the Eiffel Tower: Season 4 Premiere of Arts at the Aviary

Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

In anticipation of another fun Arts @ the Aviary  night beginning in just a few hours, let me share last week’s evening with you. INGREDIENTS: 1 soprano 1 tenor 1 accompanist/alto 2 mini-mezzos for comic relief seasoning, to taste 1 book of barbershop quartets or sweet adeline music 1 book of opera duets 1 book of wedding songs… Continue reading Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

Improvorama

Now that I am a full-fledged drama buff, I offered my support for an Arts@theAviary night of improvisation games. According to an article on ehow.com by Robert Vaux, improvisational acting “involves a free-form approach to a given scene or character…Improv is usually comedic, but not always.”  Usually indeed. The ehow article offers some tips for improv acting.… Continue reading Improvorama

Exactly How Fast IS a Fox in Socks?

I told you last time that I don’t exactly identify with actors. With that said, they do certainly provide a fair amount of amusement. To cap off our Arts @ the Aviary meeting last Sunday, Nathan Bird and Elisabeth Smith participated in a competition of epic proportions.  Have you ever read Dr. Seuss’s book Fox in Socks?  *Thank you Nathan’s brother… Continue reading Exactly How Fast IS a Fox in Socks?

Art on a Limb

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Part of our purpose for hosting Arts at the Aviary meetings is to enhance awareness and experience amongst the other arts – the disciplines that are not our particular “first language” or primary area of study or work.   As of yesterday, I have taken it upon myself to demonstrate this practice. Acting.  It is not… Continue reading Art on a Limb