2012 Caravan of Lights Participants:
2011 Storybook Participants:
START OFF YOUR STORYBOOK NIGHT:
• Artful Cricket Henna Painting
• Mike Wohlwend’s Caricatures, and mini books
• Inda Blatch Geib Fortune Telling
• Leona Bowser Handwriting Analysis
• Mason’s Face Painting
• Ohio Burn Unit starts the party with a flametastic performance
The Brick Road Ramblers a four-member string band that will kick off this storytelling event with a banjo-driven old-time sound.
Smokin Fez Monkeys is a modern jug band that puts the fun back into music. It’s a sort of a ragtime-cartoon-Vaudeville-circus-hobo-gypsy-jazz thing, so prepare to clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing along!
Hey Mavis this trio finds the fine threads within stories of all types–from the fantastic to everyday–and weaves them into “captivating musical journeys”
Brother Wolf will delight with a musical mix of Dirges, Celtic, and Folk – you won’t want to miss this talented trio.
Moustache Yourself! Your going to love this Gypsy-Jazz ensemble!
Trepanning Trio an instrumental, avant-chamber ensemble which performs and records using classical, traditional and handmade instruments. Come share their passion for sound, texture, rhythm, melody and experimentation.
Ashley Brooke Toussant She’s back with a new set of sweet sounds.
Fast Molasses These eclectic musical artisans put a twist on everyday storytelling.
Kate Westfall will delight the audience again with a magical layering of music, stories, and visuals with her
“a cappella electronica”.
Jeff Bell more fantastic acoustic guitar playing from this talented Mansfield musician!
The Northern Junkyard Jeff Bell, and Kate Westfall team up to bring an old fashioned porch stompin’ folk sound.
Zach Music this Akron-based alt-rock singer/songwriter is sure to put a smile on your face as he inter weaves his melodic melodies.
Pinch and Squeal vaudeville style music and theatrics.
As It Is will jazz things up with an electric Fusion combo from this talented group of University musicians.
UA African Drumming Ensemble will close out the night in a grand finale of drumming.
THEATRICS & DANCE:
• The Jasmine Dragons will float through the air in a spectacular aerial Fabrics extravaganza!
• Dance performance by award winning Cleveland Prima Ballerina, Lisa Lock.
• A traditional Lantern dance by The Mon Community
• Heads Up Productions interactive story telling theatre
• The New World Children’s Theatre workshop- “Through The Onion Patch (When People Learn To Drive)”
• Olivia the Hooper hula hooping
• Wind up the night with a firey hot performance from Hypnophonic Performance!
MORE FAIRY-TALE FUN:
• Don’t forget to enter the Lantern contest sponsored by Don Drumm Studios – entries accepted from 6:00 to 7:00
• Gallery Exhibit and Story writing contest at Don Drumm Studios and Gallery
• Photo opportunities at “The Haberdashery” with Jody Hawk
• Storytelling with Karen Starr of Hazel Tree Interiors
• Psycho Reindeers’ Fantastically fun T-shirts!
• METRO RTA ”Fire fly” activity Table
• Center For Literacy interactive stories activity table.
• Have your name translated into Chinese by St. Vincent’s Chinese club.
• Peter Pan’s Pirate Station tattoos and games.
•La Taqueria Rancheros Horchata
• Thirsty Dog’s Brewed Rootbeer
• The Glass Slipper’s drinks, snacks, and light up glasses
• The Peanut Shoppe’s Treats
• Cricket’s Confections
• Charly Murphy’s Yummy good things
• Wicked Step Mother’s Candied Apples
• The Cotton Candy Lady
2010 Circus Participants:
DANIEL COFFIELD will delight with automated creatures, aquarium, garden.
MARK SOPPELAND’s Palace of Wonders and Mysteries (courtesy of HSG)
LEANDRA DRUMM’s sideshow of illuminated vignettes.
MIKE WOHLWEND from “On with your head” creating 3-D portraits.
KATIE PUTKA’s fanciful plushies for prize winners.
KATHY MUSSELMAN of Violet Velvet will wow with her theatrical costume.
LISA LOCK will perform death defying acts while dancing through the air.
OHIO BURN UNIT lights up the night in a grand finale of fire art!
NEW WORLD PERFORMANCE LAB will have you running away w/the circus.
JACK OF TRADES brings us four legged stilt walkers & AARON BONK.
DAN CUTHBERT & MATT MILLER’s engaging interactive story telling
HEY MAVIS captivates with magical weaving of energetic sweet harmonies!
SHIVERING TIMBERS’ unusual nursery rhymes twists from husband & wife.
ASHLEY BROOKE TOUSSANT sings starlit lullabies under the night sky.
BROTHER WOLF will indeed have you howling at the moon w/folk music.
TREPANNING stuns the crowd w/unconventional instruments & music.
IL TROUBADOR will make your feet dance to their gypsy trance music.
CIR ROUND BAND in the lighted garden under a mushroom cap.
Under the big tops: hennah artist NICOLE RETTMAN, fortune telling& costuming by INDA BLATCH GEIB, LEONA will read between the lines of your handwriting, while MASON SHUMAN paints faces, KAFKA VODKA reads taor cards, and MORGAN CSEJTEY twirls whimsical balloons.
Treats from the URBEAN CAFE. KAFKA VODKA will be peddling her whimsical costumes/clothing from her wunderkammer, or room of wonders! JODY HAWK will be photographing attendees in her smoke and mirrors tent and shirts from PSYCHO REINDEER – special for the event.