This year, instead of the usual display of pyrotechnics, we enjoyed fireworks of different sorts. Our family went for a nighttime walk, taking in the glow of our downtown fountain, twinkle lights in the streets & windows, the bright full moon, and the colorful Radiant Echo public art at Washington College. We capped off an unusually quiet weekend with a boat ride and a beautiful sunset.
It is wonderful to bathe in the light of art, of nature, and of each other. We can be the light in someone else's dark time, reaching out to offer simple kindnesses and a reminder that we're not alone. We could all use a little more light in our life.
Peace, Love, & Art,
Chautauqua 2020: Raising Their Voices
More details & complete schedule HERE.
July 6-12: Margaret Brent
July 13-19: Alice Paul
July 20-26: Mary Church Terrell
July 27-August 1: Fannie Lou Hamer
From Maryland Humanities:
"This summer, the Chautauqua stage goes virtual as Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We highlight the unique story of each of these historic figures as they fought for their rights. This year’s series starts in the 1600s and continues through the modern era.
A video of each performance will be posted for one week each Monday in July. Join us each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. as we stream the performance and host a live Q&A with the performers starting at 2:00 p.m.. Sign up to participate in the Q&A and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win fun prizes. Capacity for each Q&A is 500."
From the June 8 Daily Dose History:
1963: Activist Fannie Lou Hamer was arrested in Winona, Miss., after refusing to leave the white section of a bus. She continued her protest with a sit-in at a white-only lunch counter at the bus terminal. Hamer was beaten and never fully recovered from the attack.
Thanks to The Chestertown Spy for this video of Washington College's Radiant Echo.
A Spectacular Monument
Planned to Honor Fireworks’ Best Friend
Read more about this unique work of art HERE.