Ever Seen a Spinnradl?
The North Star features prominently; Pendleton was a key stop on the Underground Railroad. The custom-made music boxes play two different songs—one is a traditional German folk song, performed in combination with a dance that forms a star pattern. The second song is a ragtime piece which was composed in Cincinnati in the very early 1900s. The music box was designed and built by Reuge, a 150-year-old music box company based in Switerzerland. Our landlords, The Verdin Company, fabricated the case and base of the of Spinnradl, in addition to supporting the assembly of the various moving parts and decorative elements.
Tonight at Final Friday, we'll have new artwork to see, music outside, Tom & Chee's food truck and free refreshments in the working studios of 200 artists. Next month is the anniversary of the Pendleton Art Center, so we'll have our annual Silent Auction, where you can pick up great bargains on original art. Between now and Sept 26, I'll post photos of the pieces I'll have in the auction. Happy Labor Day!