Saturday, July 6, 2013

4th of July Celebration in Chico

The 4th of July Chico Celebration at One-Mile 2013

We arrived at, a cool, 7:40 am and set up at spaces 29, 30, and 31.  This was the most impressive exhibit of the Peace Panel Project yet!  11 matching easels with 3 – 2’ x 4’ panels each, many of them new, revised, or nearly new.  Fresh off our show at the Wildflower Music Festival, we showed a softer side then we did here last year, trying to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.  We left our smash-mouth Panels at home.  Thanks to Bill Mash and Lakshmi, a new friend named Doug, Greg and all the friends that stopped by we had a good show. 
Chris Nelson bicycled by in Guantanamo garb, with her signs to remind people of the injustice there.  Standing in her orange jump suit and black hood that had to be hot!

It’s fun to watch some passersby, occasionally, get hooked into reading every word of several Panels.  We sold some books; had discussions; got signatures on petitions (including No on Sit & Lie); opened some eyes.  Photography got underway prior to most viewers’ arrival.  Folding up the Project, in the sun, at 1 pm on this 4th of July proved to be a challenge.  It was so hot the exertion took another day to recover from.  It was HOT!  How hot was it?  Damn Hot!

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