I went to the ceremony and really enjoyed Mayor Nenshi's address, in which he spoke about the arts being not merely a frill, but an essential part of any community's financial climate. How wonderful that our mayor has a big picture in his mind!
a very happy and excited crew
And the hats made by the other artists were fantastic! One had a bird's nest on it; another, a carpenter's square embedded in the top. Reid Henry was wearing a hat with the most amazing wings made from old venetian blinds, and I saw a hat covered in the tied ends of balloons, which I couldn't resist touching. Every hat I saw was both fun and beautiful.
I also shamelessly took photos with the people who wore the hats I made:
|Cheryl Gottselig, cSPACE board chair|
wearing the Instrumentalist's hat
|Deeter Schurig, cSPACE project manager|
wearing the Miner's hat
wearing the Healer's hat
very appropriate, since she is also a shaman!