The 3RAFoffers numerous ways for us to raise our consciousness, and I think that's one reason why I like it better than I used to.
These events are fun but they usually encourage enormous amounts of waste.
In the last few years, there has been a strong emphasis on reducing the waste it produces.
There's so much evidence all around the 3RAF grounds that this festival's organizers get it, and they are adept at finding a receptive level for reaching us.
So kudos to the people who make these decisions in planning and organizing the 3RAF.
The sign at right is inside a tent near the "footbridge" between the two parts of the park.
Nearby Ashley Hodder’s giant fish is made of gabage that was dredged from our rivers. It had attracted a small mob by the time I got there, everyone shooting a photo with a smart phone.
Feel free to replicate art from garbage dredged from rivers. The more the merrier the rivers and we will be.
Yesterday was turnover day among numerous artists at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. I caught a few just in time to learn that they wouldn’t be here today, and several of them told me they don’t allow photographs — among them a batik clothing artist and an artist who makes shoulder bags using old sheet music and retro comics images.
I thought a little publicity would be welcomed, but she told me that photographs go out into the world and give people a free look at her idea and the chance to rip it off.
“I’m trying to make a living at this,” she said.
My consciousness was heightened again.