Local author and art critic Cynthia Ploski recently described Trinidad’s spring creative scene as a gorgeous and lush Garden Party.
Excerpted from articles in The Chronicle News, Ms. Ploski reviewed two art shows and one theatrical production occurring blocks apart: Trinidad Area Arts Council’s “The Garden Show” at Gallery Main, Trinidad History Museum’s “Blooming Garden Party,” and SCRT Youth Company’s production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." “A garden party means much more than flowers,” confided TAAC director Bree Pappan at the opening reception for Gallery Main’s new show. It’s an emotional connection with nature – the soil, sun, wind and water that underlies and revitalizes our relationships with the earth.” According to Ploski, “Nobody could better express that heartfelt connection than the show’s three featured artists Paula Little, Roberta Lutgens, and Judith Fuentes, who find ways to transform their relationship with nature into art so beautifully that others see and feel it too.”
Ploski continues, “To grow a garden, seeds must be planted and nourished to their full potential. It’s not so different with a theatre company. Live plays demand live actors to become live people in an imaginary world. Actors just don’t grow without care and nurturing. And theatres don’t grow as easily as leaves sprout on trees in springtime.”
It’s easy to see the relationship between nature, nurture, and the creative spirit throughout the Corazon de Trinidad Creative District as spring blooms into summer. An easy stroll past our galleries, shops, museums, and parks is a beautiful experience.