Tonight I went to “Art of Healing, Healing Through Art” held in Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University. At the last minute I volunteered to loan two of my drawings for a gallery they held in the basement. They are two drawings of hands done with charcoal and oil pastel. They didn’t quite go with the theme of the event but eh, what can you do.
I have to say first off that the performances this year were amazing. I was surprised to see Jackie Hlavenka of The Chronicle sing Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush” and she was fantastic! (it also was inspiring – here was an example of some one who is ambitious with their career and area of study, yet still utilizes their creative talent)
Another girl, Jade Keena, read an original poem called “Girls” which caused her to pause twice due to the emotion she felt. The poem itself was both meaningful and humorous at times and I really want a copy of it (hint hint).
The final performance was “Seasons of Love” by Masquerade, a musical theatre group here at Hofstra University. It was good – though I’m somewhat scarred because of that song. When RENT came out as a movie, my high school chorus, among many others, sang our own personal rendition that was TERRIBLE. It’s one of those embarrassing instances where the memory haunts your dreams but you are still proud of the fact you had the balls to do it in the first place.