The seesaw is installed and the sorting bins are full. Now, all we need is an audience! I spent most of today getting the stones (almost 1,300 of them!), seesaw, and dish vats to Atlas Performing Arts Center and setting them up in the lobby. The lovely backdrop for the seesaw is an architectural element from the old theater, dismantled in the renovation, but kept and installed in the lobby. Nice!
While I was setting up, a children’s music program was going on in the lobby, The Uncle Devin Show was part of an event called Boogie Babes and while the kids were dancing around to great music, some of them wandered into my space and started playing with the stones. No worries! I love their enthusiasm, even when they can’t read the words (yet). One almost walked away with “ghastly” – much to her mother’s amusement.
So this venue should bring some new kinds of faces and experiences, from people of all ages, to the project. I am really looking forward to this iteration of Weigh Your Words – the adventure continues!