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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

June 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Countdown to Fremont’s 21st Annual Solstice Parade

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I went to the Solstice Parade headquarters at the Powerhouse in Fremont to get a peek at the preparations of one of the wildest, most fun parades I’ve ever seen.
Chuck Harrison was putting final touches on a representation of Tibetan buddhist deity Green Tara, the centerpiece of his 10-person ensemble. Goddess Green Tara is a “helpful positive deity, someone you would pray to for help for difficult situations,” he said.
I also met Allie Kerr, an enthusiastic stiltwalker who was working on her costume inside the building. Kerr is the lead artist of the group Tatterdemalion, which she defined as “raggedy and wild, like Circus Vaudeville.” Kerr was a recipient of one of ten grants awarded by the Fremont Arts Council this year to support new art and parade performers.
At Saturday’s parade she’ll be standing ten-foot tall on her pair of stilts. You probably won’t miss her. I was able to get some quick sketches done while she was trying them out.
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The parade starts at noon at N. 36th and Leary Way and goes all the way to Gas Works Park, where the community fun continues through the day.
More information in our Northwest Weekend story and at The Fremont Arts Council website.

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