We have spent a lot of time this summer at our local farmer's market on Fulton street here in Grand Rapids. We live just down the street which has made it easy to develop a connection there. We have been selling our art on Sundays for the Fulton Street Artist Market which has put us deeper in touch with the community of artists and craftspeople who make that place hum the day the farmers stay home. In a way our time spent at the market this summer has been a rehearsal for our Wonder Wagon Art
Prize project which will also involve us being out side and interacting with all kinds of people as we hang out with our wagon and lead art work shops and host musical performers. We have loved the processes of meeting new people and entering into dialogue about art making and living more simply and organically. "I want to simplify my life" seems to be the mantra for these days were are living in.
The clip here was shot on a Saturday morning when my friend DJ Vernies and I were busking at the market. That same day Dylan Gunnett, a former Grand Rapids resident who has now relocated to Chicago, was in town to create a music video for us. This footage was a detour from his original plan but he really liked it and posted this clip the next day on Vimeo and I decided to share it here. The Rick Beerhorst Band will be playing both Saturday nights at our Wonder Wagon encampment along the river 9/26 and 10/3. The second show includes Karisa Wilson and Seth. Music begins at 7:00.