SNAPSHOTS: Rain can’t stop the art

Art in the Hollow, the art festival that takes place annually on the first Saturday in June in Swede Hollow Park, has a mantra of taking place rain or shine. This year, a rainy June 2 tested that mantra, and the festivities went on, but some were moved to the gymnasium at nearby Hope Community Academy.

The art festival included live performances.Nate Berglund demonstrated the grass dance, which performers described as having been used by prairie tribes to both bless a new campsite and to flatten prairie grasses to build the camp.

The festival also included a sculpture contest, with entries including Ed Brodie’s “Time Train” and Sage Holben’s “Guerilla Traffic Installation,” which some Fourth Street and Bates Avenue residents may recognize since it was used in the past there to try to slow traffic. Students from American Indian Magnet School and Harding High School demonstrated different types of indigenous dances.  Marjorie Otto photos/Review


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