Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville
The Commons across from Art Building Q
800 South Rolling Road
Discover the Secrets of the Gourdiverse
with Music, Art & Fun @ The Gourd Palace
"GROW ART - GROW COMMUNITY"
an art & effects festival
Sure, you've seen birds hanging out in gourd bird houses. And maybe you've even drunk from a gourd dipper or stored tchotchkes in an artsy gourd container....
But have you ever danced to a gourd guitar/banjo combo or grooved to a gourd flute?
...Nibbled grilled gourd slices under the buttresses of a living gourd palace?
...Turned the kids loose to make gourd art and watch a gourd puppet show?
...Or discovered the mysteries and history of gourds around the globe?
If not - you've been gourdeprived!
The Gourd Palace at CCBC has produced a bumper crop and its time as a living sculpture/organic art installation is running out - so we're saying goodbye with the wildest multicultural eco-social extravaganza in the gourdiverse.
Come and join the local and global community as we celebrate the turning of the seasons and the gathering of a gourdelicious harvest!
Experience adventures in gourdism...
- Don Peyton strumming his Gourd Ukelele...
- The Tinklers thrumming Gourd Rubber Band Guitar & Gourd Banjo...
- Abu, the flutemaker performing on Gourd Creations...
- Anadou Kouyate from Mali performs African kora
- Holler & Lurch yodel Gourd Poems
- Ian Hersford on Gourd Didgeridoo
- Dan Van Allen's gourd birdhouse-making demonstration...
- Jeanie's Kids performing Singing Drum puppet show...
- The Gourd Artmaking Project for kids of all ages
- Florentino's Filipino grilled gourd slices
- Grow Art Chalk-In
- ...and much more!
Find tips and tools for greener living...
Energy Audit Group
Green Building Institute
Rain Barrels of
Patapsco Greenway & Heritage
Baltimore Green Space
Health & Food
Charm City Farms
Food & Water Watch
Carrie Murray Outdoor Education Center
One Less Car
The Gourdacious Harvest-Eco Festival is a community event, open and free to everyone, produced by Doug Retzler of Art & Effects and sponsored and hosted by CCBC.
Like the Gourd Palace, it's a one-of-a-kind happening....and we're hoping to see you there!
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To add your art, performance, food, or other contribution, contact: