Arts in the Valley 09
My schedule lately has been crazy to say the least. Most of the waking hours you can find me behind my computer till the wee hours of the morning working on some sweet design projects. But recently I took a break and headed to Rochester, PA to support a music event that was organized by an old college buddy. He asked me to do the design work too, so I had to see how it all came together.
The event brought together a wildly talented cast of musicians and instructors spanning a wide array of genres and topics. The 3 day event had performances each night that included blues, African drumming, storytelling, 8-string guitar, jazz, gospel and good ole’ rock’n’ roll. Workshop covered an incredibly diverse set of topics including shamanic journeying, guitar and bass workshops, meditative and recreational drum circles, ancient storytelling and morning yoga each day.
It was inspiring to see the collaboration, support, love and above all mutual respect that all the musicians and performers had for one another. It was truly an afternoon of sound spirit and movement and the logo above says.
I saw a lot of similarities in the musicians playing together and some of the recent collaborations in my own line of work. Where a team of individuals, all with specialized skill sets can come together, check their egos at the door, and work together towards a greater purpose. It was rejuvenating and exactly what I needed to keep me going.
Design and promotional print work for the event included concept and design direction, posters, flyers, rack cards and tickets.