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Rogue Swan at Art Walk

Aug 26, 2021

Rogue Swan is back at it, selling out in Havre de Grace, this time again at the Vandiver Inn. But, the subject of this posting, they like to give free performances at events in town. At the Art Walk Katie Gordon, accompanied by Scott at the piano, sang some great numbers, including a cool rendition of  I Wanna Hold Your Hand by the Beatles. After the show Rogue moved across the street to Concord Point Coffee where another member, April Monique, was finishing up a Belly Dance demonstration. It’s all laid back, free and good times in Havre de Grace.

The opening image is my favorite, and a very tricky one to manage – the painting on the wall was hanging very, very cockeyed, with the right corner actualy below the edge of the music stand. Enough that it totally threw off  this image of mother and son taking to the keyboard in a coffee shop to belt out a few numbers. Rogue Swan is our local music, dance and vaudeville troop. Their performances, whether as a duet in a local shop or huge stage ensemble performance at the Opera House (to sell-out crowds) are always memorable.

At Artists Emporium earlier, here’s Katie:

During the performance Pam Wilde, one of the Gallery’s artists, took a shot of Katie on her phone and sat in the window painting from the image. Instead of shooting from inside, I moved outside and used the window – I have a thing for reflected interferences with the image. Viewing can be akin to finding Waldo:

In the final shot here, Havre de Grace’s own Belly Dancer and instructor provides a talk and some dance demonstrations. April can be found here among Moonshine Hafla and Rogue Swan folios – and occasionally pops up in other folios.

These are in the folios HEREThis frees me up to tackle images from the show at Vandiver – something of a seventies hippie-fest. I’m still sorting and selecting exposures. Their next show will be there in October, a Halloween performance, but tickets are probably already scarce.