Maplewoodstock is back this weekend at Memorial Park. Saturday from noon to 10:30 pm and Sunday from noon to 9:30 pm. Some of the bands who will be preforming include Railroad Earth, NRBQ as well as Nicole Atkins and Maya Azucena, to name just a few. Happy to say I will be sponsoring the beer garden so be sure to stop by, check out our fun beer glasses and enjoy the show. See you there.
Whether you have been in your home for years or weeks, one of the most important features, and the one that says a lot about who you are, is your coffee table. Here are a few ideas to make yours all you. From top left: 1) books – the more the merrier. Stack them in a neat grid. 2) A special something found on a great trip. 3) A Sculptural piece like an antler. 4) A plant. Try an orchid, you’ll have fresh flowers for months. 5) A collection of shells from your summer vacation. 6) A magnifying glass. You’ll use it more than you think. 7) A small piece of art like a John Derian plate or clay creation made by a child. 8) A piece from Mother Nature.
Have you all been in to check out Arts Unbound in Maplewood Village (100 Baker Street)? The space looks great and what a wonderful philosophy – to promote the passion and careers of disabled and elderly artists. I’m very excited to team with Arts Unbound as a sponsor for an upcoming event called Art Bender. For 24 hours (May 14-15, noon to noon) it’s time to get your creative on. Whatever it is – tackling a garden project, painting with the kids, playing guitar – you name it – just get artsy and share it at #artbender. According to lead volunteer Danni Michaeli, the hope is to make this an annual event. “This is the time to do that project you’ve been putting off,” he said. “Tell your friends and neighbors, spread the news.” To sign up for the event, sponsor an artist or get more details about organized activities planned that day for kids visit artbender.org. Check out this fun video here by Cass Pohlenz.