Commemorative exhibit of, tornadoes
19 November 2009 2 Comments
Yesterday I briefly shared an idea with the local arts and humanities council, Moonshell, at their monthly meeting. I didn’t have much time (and wasn’t too coherent still recovering from a weekend cold), but the chair had already conveyed most of my thoughts after our phone conversation of three weeks ago.
Even though I wasn’t asking for anything specific yesterday, there seems to be interest from a number of people on the council in the idea of an arts festival to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Night of the Twisters. My hope is for an exhibit of the plastic arts that focuses on severe prairie weather and the community building that follows devastating storms such as the one in Grand Island, Nebraska on 3 June 1980. Ideally, the entire community would be involved in some way and film, drama and music would also be involved. Maybe we could even get the Dominator to stop by if it’s a slow chase day and involve the National Weather Service out of Hastings.
In all likelihood I won’t be able to move much on the idea until January, but I’m glad the ball is rolling in the right direction.