Open Air Aerial Festival 4 pm Sat, August 26
Open Air celebrates all things aerial! Discover magic in the meadow as aerial artists dance above on a blue sky canvas at Open Space for Arts and Community.
A delight for all ages, relax in the shade or bask in the sun and let your senses delight in the beauty and awe of this beloved annual Open Space event. Bring family, friends, a blanket and picnic basket to share while you ooh and ahhh to the aerial spectacle.
View a variety of performers as they catapulet and drop, swing gracefully from the sky...
See UpSwing Aerial by the amazing Cherie Carson; daring Lynelle Sjoberg, sweet Josie Slade, marvelous Madeline Schroeder and the dramatic Dreame Frohe & PJ duet and and solo performers.
Expect a surprise MC (perhaps on stilts); and marvel at up and coming UMO aerial students -- who have surpassed their adult counterparts in their skills, and bring an extra dose of youthful exuberance you want to experience! Jaw dropping feats and exquisite grace defy gravity!
Donations gratefully accepted and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. O Space is about YOU and bringing community together to celebrate the ARTS! Bring blankets, beach chairs, picnics and chill out on a summer evening in the meadow....
2016 Artists included:
Tom Pruiksma - poet magician
Sabine Jorge - fabric - UMO student
Lamu Konrad - fabric - UMO student
David Mielke - song - Tom P on keyboard
Sarah Smith - sling - UMO student
Raena Brockway Joyce - Trapeze - UMO Student
Eric Sanford - rope
Kirra Steinbrueck - sling, live musician, Masaru Higasa
Molly Shannon - samba!
Quartet - 3 hoops (Martha, Lynelle, Louisa, Janet)
Carey Cramer - rope, live musician Stefan
Harmony Lyric - Hula Hoop
Dream Frohe - hoop
Dizzy Daze - trap duet
Open Air is offered as a gift to our community. Admission is by suggested donation, and absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds.
Highlights from previous Open Air events...