Stone & Sky: Count Yorgi
Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The 5th annual Stone & Sky Music & Arts Series is a growing & eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events containing spoken word, live performance, & visual arts. It takes place over 7 weekends in July and August in a disused, fossilized, limestone quarry & rehabilitated former landfill on Pelee Island. This gem of a venue boasts remarkable acoustics and flourishes with indigenous and endangered species of plants and animals, some of which are native only to Pelee Island in all of Canada. Primarily promoting local professional artists, we are proud to present Raging Asian Women (RAW) Taiko Drummers, Count Yorgi, The Scarab Club, Karloff & Manzerolle, & Windsor Classic Chorale as our musical performers this year. All artists (approximately 65) participate in week long residencies that culminate with the delivery of weekend workshops at no cost. Our finalé performance, Alchemy, is composed by Mike Stone and directed by Alix Sideris, renowned for her work with the National Arts Centre. Featuring choreographer Anh Nguyen, this work examining Canada’s 150th is developed with established, emergent, and community artists, & comprises collaborations of voice, text, music, and movement featuring the Stone & Sky Artists Ensemble. Stone & Sky is recognized by Heritage Canada and The Ontario Arts Council. Doors open at 5:30, performances end in time to catch the last ferry to the mainland!
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:00 pm
Word: Gustave Morin manipulates visual grammar.
Music: Count Yorgi consists of a stand up bass, trombone, guitar and drums, though not in that order. They play a style of cosmic jazz that is always pleasing to discerning audiences. The Count himself is Jackson Drobko.
Art: Collette Broeders is a performative artist who finds inspiration in the natural world.
Activities and Artist Workshops
Make a weekend of it! Come to the island for these other events in the Quarry:
- Farmer’s Market | Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm for local produce, preserves and artists’ wares
- Master Classes | Saturday at 1 pm with visiting artists: ask their advice, participate in a workshop, or simply sit and watch
- Jazz Café | Saturday from 1 pm – 4 pm enjoy while artists ply their trade in the shade
- Food Frenzy | Saturday 5:30 – 6:00 enjoy food catered by local not-for-profit organizations
The Quarry is located on East West Road on Pelee Island. From the ferry terminal, turn right and walk along W Shore Road, then turn left onto East West Road. The Quarry will be ahead on your left. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the ferry terminal.