Starting at 5pm on Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24
We decided to shake things up this year & give everyone a challenge! Lunch usually starts around High Noon. Dinner usually starts around 6pm. BEHOLD the schedule of themes:
Thursday Dinner: Breakfast For Dinner
Kick off 66 with a healthy & hearty breakfast!
Friday Lunch: Miniature Food
Make mini versions of reg'lar sized dishes - for example: sliders, mini quiches, pretty much any hors d'oeuvres or finger foods.
Friday Dinner: Rainbow Meal
Pick 1 color & make a dish that's mostly that color. Then, we'll lay them out ROY G BIV style on the buffet to make a rainbow!
Saturday Lunch: Grammaw's Famous
It's time to share that one dish your Grandma made that you learned how to make, too. ** NO JELL-O PLEASE **
Saturday Dinner: Musical Meal
Pick a song & make a dish based on something in the song (think Don McLean's "American Pie"). We'll make a playlist of all the songs represented & follow it with a sing-along featuring The Really Really Big Songbook (see below).
Sharing Family Stories - Saturday, June 24 at 12:30pm
Share memorable family stories during a foeun open mic: Remember that one time on that road trip when your sister get silly putty in your hair? Remember that one Thanksgiving when your uncle fell asleep and everyone coated him in glitter? Everybody has at least one of those kinds of family stories, so don't be shy & share! Destiny Kinal will be our fearless storytelling leader!
"Destiny Kinal is a writer, book artist, marketing consultant, feminist, bioregionalist, community organizer, and publisher. And yes, that is her real name, awarded to her at birth by far-seeing parents. Kinal lives in Berkeley, California, western New York State, and south Florida. Burning Silk, the first novel in the Textile Trilogy is followed by Linen Shroud, set at the time of the U.S. Civil War."
Beulahland Artwork Revitalization Project (B.A.R.P.)
In 1981, Noel & his late wife, Caryl, built an 8' x 11' diorama called, "Suppertime," which was shown in the Smithsonian's "More Than Land or Sky: Art of Appalachia" exhibit. It celebrates Beulahland's neighbors and what it means to share a meal together and to be a good neighbor.
It has been years since Noel/NORM! has taken stock of the condition of this work, so we are crossing our fingers that it isn't too damaged by mice, the elements, and time.
With your help, we want to:
H(OUR)S Family - A Memorial
We invite folks to bring a photo (in a small frame, if possible) to add to a group memorial of cherished family members we have lost but not forgotten. This memorial will be enclosed in The Hill House, which was built during 62 Hours, overlooking BeulahPond. On Saturday evening, we will release sky lanterns from this same hilltop.
We are all family to each other in this world, and it is important to take the time to acknowledge and grieve losses. It's been yet another dark and turbulent year, and this is one small way to pay our respects and connect with each other.
The Really Really Big Songbook Project
Gone will be the days of sing-a-longs where no one knows the words or chords. It came to Willa Vogel in a dream, and with the movers and shakers of Beulahland, we're making it a reality.
The Really Really Big Songbook Project will make its debut at 66 Ours. We'll build the songbook and some starter "sheet music" - we'll need your help making the pages come alive with large-scale illustrations and paintings.
Oh, and the singing part. We'll need help with that on Saturday, June 24th in the evening. If you have a suggestion for your favorite sing-a-long song, send it our way!
Bim Bam Jam 3X
One of our projects this year is to reach out to our neighbors through good ol' fashioned jam. In this politically divided atmosphere, we need to add a little sweetness and kindness back into everyday life. Not only do we want to take jam to Beulahland's neighbors, but we also want you to promise to take some jam to your neighbors, too (especially if you haven't already officially met them)!
The writing project concept:
Starting with Phase 1, writers had 66 days to base their writing on 1 anonymous person & 1 vignette, dutifully and judiciously assigned to each writer by Amelia.
For Phase 2, Amelia then took said writings and paired them with artists who then have 66 days to translate the words into physical form, either with creations or performance.
Then, June 22nd through the 24th, we will band together at Beulahland to bear witness to these collaborations and further collaborate on group projects, along with the regular revelry that typically transpires.
Of course, all shall be documented and will most likely end up in some sort of publication, to be determined.
Inspired by The Hours Festivals
At the original 60 Hours of Art, a now infamous persona was born into the body of Sarah Foster. Since that fateful day, Helga has reemerged periodically, reminding us to eat our broccoli and keep it weird.
"At the 2017 Never Before Never Again Festival at Triskelion Arts, MoveWorks presented the latest installation of Sarah Foster’s “Helga” dances. Helga, a character best known for her hair rollers, sharp wit, and dull mind, was played by a cast of six dancers improvising in the latest of her epic adventures, “Helgas Rising.”