Yesterday afternoon residents were treated to an outdoor art show at the edge of town. It was quirky (the presentations included a large red and yellow "flag" with a round hole, boots filled with handmade paper "straws," a large worn globe connected to a guitar amp surrounded by original "post cards" [we were encouraged to pick up the post cards and toss them into the air for "scatter art"), and much more.
Everyone was bundled up as protection against the cold and wind, but spirits were high as friends and neighbors wandered about enjoying the creativity and the sense of community. I commented to one of the artists how fun it was to be reminded of the talent and originality in our small village, and to celebrate the outdoors, art, and unconventional spirits all wrapped up together.
Just one more reason to be happy to call Ocracoke home!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news113009.htm.
Click on the photo below to see Pottery by Hank Goodman.