Yesterday Sandy, our friend Linda Goodman, and I went to Art in the Park held annually in Sequiota Park in southeast Springfield. It was a beautiful day in the low 80s and we loved strolling among the many exhibits on display by local and area artisans. The quality of the art, photography, sculpture, brassware, jewelry, hand bags, and more was exceptional. I found several things I wanted to buy but my M.O.W. kept asking impertinent questions such as, “Where would we put it?” and spoiled everything! Well known glass blower Terry Bloodworth had some of his exquisite work there and I enjoyed our visit. Terry, also a fine actor and director, just finished directing Tony Award winner for best play — VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang and featuring his talented wife Julie Bloodworth with Helen Groves, Whitney Ice, Jack Laufer*, Matt Murphy, and Oscar nominee Tess Harper*. Also there were Leon Van Weelden, a marvelous potter and puppeteer, Joe Malesky, a sculptor working with metal and stones, wood turner John Taliaferro, and many others.
Recent expansion of Sequiota Park has given visitors a wonderful place to walk, picnic, entertain children, and watch water fowl on the lake. There is also a cave that has attracted people for decades. All in all, a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.