Description This poster is the cover art for the Briar Patch Fable, the first in a trilogy of environmental musicals for children and families.'Through musical fantasy we express the reality of lifes oneness revealing that the basic needs of both humans and other creatures on this planet are the same air, water, food, shelter, privacy and the ritual of song and dance. Our inter-dependency is clear. As one species is threatened, so are we all.'The hometown of rabbits, frogs, woodchucks, skunks and Wiley Fox is threatened by 'bullydozers.' Two children, with Rufus and Nellie Rabbit, rally the animals to stage a startling demonstration, declaring their rights to the human citizens. A suspenseful town meeting decides the fate of the Briar Patch.(Based on real happenings in Sandwich, Massachusetts.)'The Briar Patch Fable was first produced as a musical play in 1974 to celebrate the purchase by the Town of Sandwich, Massachusetts of 52 acres of catbriars for conservation The REAL BRIAR PATCH. The story is even more relevant today.' .) Written and performed by John Houston and Winnie Fitch CDs available at Amazon.com and as downloads at audible.com and overdrive.com (libraries). For further information visit Hedgerow Studios web site at reostudios.com/hedgerow.
Winnie Fitch, Eugene, OR Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Cooper Union School of Art gave me a wonderful design background that has served me professionally lo, these fifty-some years! At first, it was illustrating for national advertising and publishing, including children’s picture books, in Chicago, New York and Boston. (I was working my way toward Cape Cod, Hedgerow Studios and John Houston.) Currently my design and illustration is applied to the children’s songs and musicals we write and record together. All through my varied career, I’ve done posters and prints that pleased me, ‘the oldest living mermaid on Cape Cod,’ be they strong or subtle, philosophical or funny, in color or black and white. Now, Imagekind is making it possible to share my whimsies with you, out there in the wide-world, framed for your walls. Enjoy! - Winnie Fitch