He creates wonderful and very colorful masks along with playful theatrical pieces reflecting his need for open communication with others. At the age of 7, David fell in love with the “Beaux Arts”. He has built his work around a life style of combining the visual arts and many diverse artistic expressions. Shakespeare and Rabalais were two of the many people who have inspired him and helped him meet his first artistic goals. David is a painter, performance actor, poet. Maste
@oompuppets In this era of chaos and challenge, it’s time to reach for our imaginations! We get to step into worlds of color, textures and the playful voices found in Michelle Puhl-Price's wonderful puppets. Each one, made from fleece fabrics and found objects, has been created to tell a story and this craftswoman loves using her creativity and ingenuity to bring our imagination to life. Puppetry has been a life-long ambition for Michelle. As a child, she was drawn to Sesa
TPFF on WOWD
Performers in the 2021 Takoma Park Folk Festival talk with hosts of WOWD radio in lively and enlightening interviews. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/takoma-radio/sets/tpff-on-wowd-2021
Tornado Rose will be returning to TPFF in 2021 after a hugely popular set on the Grove Stage in 2019. We check in with two of the band’s members, Brooke Bell and Josh Bell, and hear part of one of the songs that the full five-piece band will play this year.
Eileen Egan, potter, is making her debut at the Folk Festival this year, after participating in the Grant Avenue Market in Takoma Park in 2018. The Alexandria resident will be bringing mugs, bowls cups, vases, jars, and pitchers: “functional pottery.” Functional yes, but artistic as well, as Egan’s work displays glowing earth-tone glazes, in both simple and sculpted geometric shapes. Find her here: https://www.facebook.com/EileenEganPottery http://www.eileen-egan.com https://
Hyattsville-based quilter and fiber artisan Cindy Gossage is making her debut at the festival. Using recycled scrap fabrics, she sews colorful pillows and mini-quilts, many with themes from the natural world. Visit Cindy and our other artisans on September 12 at the in-person craft show from noon to 6:30 pm. Location is the parking of the Takoma Park Library and Municipal Building.
The Bush League
Richmond-based blues band The Bush League returns to TPFF for a second time, and you’ll be on your feet for the trio’s blend of hill country blues, delta blues, Chicago blues, funk, and more. Check out their Facebook page for videos of their front-yard concerts during the pandemic and other live shows. https://www.facebook.com/thebushleague