I arrived in Norfolk late Wednesday night and spent the day yesterday practicing, foraging for food, fixing my harp harness and exploring Norfolk.  I like arriving a day early before shows so I can get a sense of a town, meet people, find a health food store – and in Norfolk, find a free on-street piano to play. 

I found this one on the way back to my hotel from a 2-mile trek to the health food store, sat down for 15 minutes and played, accompanied by sounds of construction and traffic. 

I also got to see this great parking-space park that gets constructed and deconstructed each year next to Norfolk’s tiny – but well-attended dog park. 

It’s exciting to be in a city that’s so committed to creative use of space and to the integration of the arts.  It’s also fun to walk around the city, see the contrast of old and new architecture all in an easily walkable distance.  I’ve only been here a day and I can’t wait to come back and spend more time here.

PHOTO above is by YuzhuZeng Photography – I couldn’t figure out how to just link to this photo of the park – I think/hope this link will take you to a collection that includes some more photos of it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackietugman/22468675495/in/dateposted-public/

I hope I see you at one of the shows in this mini-tour either in Norfolk tonight or the S.F. Bay area day-after-tomorrow!

SHOWS

Norfolk, VA – TONIGHT – Fri. May 26th!  I’m performing a solo show at the Virginia Arts Festival as part of their new Fringe Festival tonight at the Robin Hixon Theater.  
Check out the show info here: http://bit.ly/2rXN8gZ
Buy tix here: http://bit.ly/2qkDymr
Come to the show if you live near Norfolk – and tell your friends in the area.

 
S.F. Bay Area – SUNDAY May 28th – I’m performing at the International Harp Festival at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, CA. Open to the public! Get more info and instructions about how to purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2s2X7Rz

WORKSHOP

Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day) – S.F. Bay Area​If you play the harp and live in the S.F. Bay Area join me for this full-day workshop at the International Harp Festival that takes you from creative impulse to personal expression.  Using my 7-step “Strings of Passion” creative process you’ll combine insight, inspiration and invention.  

You’ll walk away with your own reinvention of a piece you love, combined with a signature story that expresses your own unique passion and a deeper understanding of your own creative process and how to bring it to full expression. For more workshop info click here: http://bit.ly/2qjkee9. To register today, click here: http://bit.ly/2qmIrwe