Thursday, April 20, 2017

Art Events - Greek Pottery and Crankies

At the greek pottery art event we learned that all the items in the collection that were on display were acquired by one man's grave robbing efforts in Italy. The vase that interested me most was one that depicted what the display said was Hermes dressed as Dionysus riding a donkey going towards a woman, although the only reason they thought it was Hermes instead of Dionysus was because he was holding Hermes's staff. Personally I think that it is much more likely Dionysus was just having too much fun and ended up taking his staff.

The Crankies were wonderful, with the lighting effects and the shadow puppets and the excellent background music. I think my favorite part about it was when she was explaining that most american folk ghost stories usually don't have anything actually happen in them aside from "a ghost showed up", so she edited the stories a bit to make the ghost actually do something for the purpose of better storytelling.