Something a little bit different … sustainable and a whole lotta fun!
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Gabrielle Louise is bringing her modern-day, homegrown Colorado chautauqua — filled with socially aware and avant-acoustic folk music, poetry and photojournalism — to Salida’s Steamplant Theater this Saturday, then stopping in Denver next weekend before moving on to Santa Fe, Albequerque, Los Angeles and points beyond on a five-week national tour aboard a bus fueled by waste vegetable oil to minimize the tour’s carbon footprint.
The Muse’s Market is billed as a farmer’s market for music and ideas, and along with offering entertainment, the show helps inspire people to help keep the planet alive through art.The Muse’s Market intermixes Louise’s social commentary folk music with the avant-acoustic music of David Rynhart, the poetry of Panama Soweto, the journalistic photography of Sebastião Salgado, and the fine art of Jimmy Danko and Laurie Maves. You can also visit The Muse’s Market on Facebook to stay in touch.
Interspersed at key moments throughout the production, Chris Garre presents environmental philosophy and sustainability solutions ranging from alternative fuels energy to the benefits of eating local food. It’s an upbeat, varied show with a strong sustainability theme.
Thought-provoking photographs by renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado are shown throughout the performance as part of the multimedia format. Read more on Salgado in this New York Time Article.
Louise said the series of photos chosen for the Muse’s Market highlight the role of workers around the world in producing the food and other goods we use, and sometimes take for granted every day.
“We really hope to inspire people to live more sustainably,” Louise said.
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online at www.musesmarket.com and at the door.
The Steamplant Theater is located at 220 West Sackett Ave, Salida, CO. The show will begin at 7 p.m.
Come to be creatively inspired, energized, educated and, most of all, to join the community of citizens keeping the planet alive through art!
This steam power plant was built in Salida, Colorado, by Salida Edison Electric Light Co. The oldest part of the current building dates to 1887 and Salida’s first public lights were illuminated on 7 Dec 1887, just five years after Thomas Alva Edison installed the Pearl Street power plant in New York City. The Muse’s Market will be presented in the historic SteamPlant Theater, a fixed-seat theater complete with a full-sized stage and complete lighting and sound systems.
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