Winnipeg Folk Fest, July 7 2012

The 39th annual Winnipeg Folk Fest
Birds Hill Park, Manitoba

Scamper, RV, retro motor camping

 

Bur Oak stage, before the crowds show up. Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Drum circle waiting for the people

 

tie die shirt guy

 

Connor we are going to sit where we were last night.

 

 

 

 

 

Some excellent Winnipeg Folk Fest fashions

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest, setting up the tarp field

 

The non running tarp run, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

Waiting to set up the tarps

 

Friends, Family & Music. Is there anything else? Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

SLOW!; Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Art on the poles, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

The famous Whales Tails at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Art. Pole. Sky

 

Nice Hat! Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

The precious water taps. Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Wooden Buttons, Velvet Plume, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

The Long Tall Cowboy, Velvet Plume, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Matt Jenkins, Cloverdale Forge, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

red hot metal on the anvil soon to be a little leaf

 

Ravi Shukla has two moustaches, and one is metal

 

Blacksmithing is now a spectator sport

 

Fred Casey and his handmade guitars and ukuleles. 2012 is the last year he will be at the Folk Fest, but he will not stop making guitars!

 

Alan Lacovetski and Dave Krindle make mugs and plates and bowls.

 

Happy people at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

Shady Grove, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Shady Grove, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

 

Blue guitar in the sky

 

 

Backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

The trusty Beaver Bus that takes the musicians and volunteers back and forth from Birds Hill Park to the Fairmont Hotel

 

Vintage Bus driver, David Brown

 

 

The Food tent; Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

Gibson the Garden gnome, backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

 

 

Excellent art on a Folk Fest flag, some sort of animal blowing bubble out of its tail

“The blue flag has a story invented by one of my daughters when she was young. It’s about a dog, named Pout Pout, the dog who stinks. He was sad. No one liked him because he smells bad. But one day he found he can blow bubbles out of his tail and everybody likes him since then.” Gérald L.

(The talented young girl originally drew Pout Pout, then Gérald retraced it onto the flag.)

Piet Mondrian tarp art, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

Dragonfly, Birds Hill Park

 

Tibetan prayer flags in the sunny summer sky

 

Tibetan prayer flags, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

The tarp field, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

 

The main stage, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012, before the action starts

 

 

Gold fish flag, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

 

 

Photographer gets in her face, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

 

 

dconsturct jewelry, Winnipeg Folk Fest 2012

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Nik Thavisone and Sam Posnick

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Having a summer nap in the forest

 

 

 

Glass spider, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Glass Window, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

metal by Tyler Allenson, cast glass by Brook Drabot, lamp worked glass by Ryan Lacovetsky

 

Glass flowers

 

trees, clouds, sky

 

Kids fun in the kids tent, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Tug of war with children

 

 

Purple thistles

 

 

Dry Bones; Nathan Rogers, Leonard Podolak, JD Edwards; demonstrating a hambone knee slap competition

 

 

Musical Gnomon

 Christel Lanthier and Lindsey Bond team up to present their sculptural work “Musical Gnomon” at The Winnipeg Folk Festival 2012 July 2-8th.

This sculpture is an abstracted sundial and transient musical composition. Upon the Gnomon resides movable music notes creating a play of shadows based on the direction of the sun. The sculpture has been made by hand from recycled metal from Fiola Farms. Anyone can approach the sculpture and play with the notes, moving them back and forth to create unique music shadow compositions.

Special Thanks to:

The Bike Dump
Fiola Farm
The Winnipeg Folk Festival
Annia and René Lanthier

 

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest; The Steeldrivers

 

 

Mitch Podolak checks out the new Volkwagens

 

The new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest Music Store, the Ingrid Gatin CD cover was photographed by me! (Leif Norman)

 

The mysterious space cocoon that landed in search of the Secondhand Pants

 

Giant Scrabble game “Love Moi”

 

Kids on Stilts; Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

This is the drawing I made for the Folk Fest colouring book

 

 

Giant sandbox, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

 

Sam Amidon and Beth Orton at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Guy sleeping in the grass; Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reddline jewelry, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Laura Groening, Garret Hnatiuk and Adam Brooks

 

Curtis & Marlon Wiebe
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The Secondhandpants Science-Folktion Jukebox Side Show
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Rick Unger & Gilbert Detillieux
Phineas Farnsworth’s Phanto-graphic Stereo-morpho-scope
Over a century before 3D plasma TVs, 3D enthusiasts were making amazing photos that jumped off the page! Journey back to the Victorian era and see the festival through the eyes of the visionary Phineas Farnsworth.

 

 

 

 

 

Huge crowds at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Royal Wood at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Peace sign shirt in pink

 

 

Daring Folk Fest fashions!

 

The Music Store Stage is powered by the Sun! SolarSolutions.ca

 

Pretty Sky Clouds

 

 

Excellent folk fest dancing

 

Winnipeg Folk Fest; Dancing girls

 

 

Sitting in the trees

 

A new civilization in the trees, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bag by Linnear Designs, Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

Kim Churchill at the Winnipeg Folk Fest

 

 

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