getting ready


The Avalon continues with preparations for MayDay Parade, Ceremony, with whole other contingents working on MayDay’s day-long Festival. You may help Make MayDay by volunteering, or simply being in the crowd.

The makers creating their masks, costumes, steam-punk props, banners, social messages, and splendorous presentations need you… — the audience too.

Be Part of MayDay… May 1, 2016 Powderhorn Park and surrounds.

12:00 pm: PARADE BEGINS at the corner of 25th Street East and Bloomington Avenue South, and travels south on Bloomington to 34th Street East, where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park. The parade ends at Powderhorn Park. The MayDay Tree of Life Ceremony begins there at 3pm. The Festival is open in the park throughout the day.

MayDay clay room Saturday early in the afternoon workshop

I was happy to get to try and photograph removal of the dried papier mach from the clay base that had been molded to form the mask. In the corner was this character in a bowtie.

These are the adventures that keep me returning; to MayDay where Magic happens and sometimes becomes visible

MayDay clay room

External link to a Adobe Slate presentation I created on the iPad. It takes some time to load. None of this was staged other than Mr. Bowtie maintained his persona. Whereas I am disappointed with what I captured concerning the mask release from the clay base, Mr. Bowtie graced the scene.