Cooling Off in the Quarry- July 7

It is hard to believe we are already on the third Sunday of our series! Although a quiet weekend on the island after the festivities of Canada Day, the quarry welcomed a fair-sized audience for an art-filled evening. 

As an encore to last week, Windsor Feminist theatre provided the evening meal. This time it was chicken kebabs with garlic sauce and Sriracha, and a whack of tabule on the side, made from our very own Bruno Freisen’s fresh parsley. So fresh and delicious!

For the premiere act of the soiree, the audience received a special treat. Instead of presenting separately as is typical for our resident artists, visual artist Collette Broeders and wordsmith Mave Keating collaborated together to create a multi-medium performance piece. Keating sat centerstage to read her richly-textured original poetry, while Broeders walked along a paper path that had been etched with Keating’s words and rolled across the quarry floor. As the captivatingly grounded poet told stories of family, grief, and personal overcoming, Broeder’s provided a visual complement, illustrating Keating’s journey with her steady meditative stride.

Following this striking female duo, Count Yorghi’s Jazz Addiction took the stage. Every summer for the last seven years these jazz cats have brought their brass, strings, and sunglasses to the Stone and Sky series. After a sweltering weekend, the crowd was glad to cool off with their melodic and relaxing groove. Thanks to all who attended!