When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be, let it be.
It’s usually not a good sign when you spot “still seeking submissions” in the local papers for a parade that’s only a few days away. Just whip-up that float folks!
So despite the parade time change from 2 to 6 p.m. and the CAPC pissing and ripping off a local artist, (perhaps a column unto itself) the event went off without a hitch, thanks mostly to our bevy of perennial parade standbys. You and we know who you are, and we thank you.
It was short, sweet and creative with Spring St. retail merchants happy with the uninterrupted shopping time change and post parade sales boost. With the thermometer almost reaching 90°, the early evening temperature drop gave slight relief, making the transition from end parade to drumming in Basin Park, near perfect.
Tim Cotterill spent a three-day weekend at Zarks doing nothing except engraving frogs, new and old, for frog fanatics who came from all over the country to see the Frogman. Former Eurekan, Dustin Atnip, aka the Frog King, who’s involved in the sales and marketing of the limited edition bronzes, got to spend a few extra days seeing old friends before heading back to Salt Lake City.
Bring your mother and a friend to the Artist Impression of the Mother exhibit at The Space this Mother’s day weekend. I promise it will be a Eureka experience with 40+ local artists interpreting the theme of the mother. Mr. Shrine and John Stalling have already completed the “Our Lady of the Springs” shrine on the Elmwood House grounds next door to The Space and we are asking everyone to bring and add their own Mother’s Day memento (a picture, handkerchief, icon, etc.) to the shrine during Saturday night’s opening reception starting at 5 p.m. The show continues through Sunday from noon ‘til 7.
Bank On Art, a showcase for local artists, starts its Thursday night opening receptions this week. All three banks participate and have art up for the entire month. First up is Community First Bank. In our crazy, busy lives I recommend bypassing the drive-thru-teller this month to check out what some of our creative community is up to.
All kinds of other great stuff going on this weekend, so grab a copy of the Independent Fun Guide, the official guide to everything happening during the May Festival of the Arts.