The kinetic sculptures of Theo Jansen, Strandbeests, were on display at Crane Beach Saturday morning. The place was jammed! Fascinating sculptures, machines, beings or whatever you might call them. they walked the beach powered by the wind. The event was a lead up outdoor show for the exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in September.
“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
Alan Watts (1915-1973)
Born in Britain, philosopher and theologian Alan Watts moved to the US in the thirties, attending Episcopal seminary while at the same time receiving training in Zen Buddhism. He served briefly as a priest but left the church to pursue a career as a teacher, writer, and lecturer. His bestselling 1957 book The Way of Zen was one of more than two dozen he wrote on spirituality, religion and consciousness. Many of his brilliant lectures are available on the web and as an Iphone app, and focus on the idea that we are not separate from the universe which surrounds us.
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These guys made their debut here at The Dog Bar and they have been making the rounds on Cape Ann since. Their last show was at The Harbor Loop Concerts 2015 last Thursday…
Go see them…you will be glad you did!
Johnny Fatello – Guitars and Vocals
Suzan O’Leary – Vocals
Frank Hawks – Guitars and Vocals
Kevin Lillis – Bass and Vocals
Tod Ellyson – Drums and Vocals
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