Yes, The Civic Museum of Regina! Who knew? We had such a fun time at such a cool event that these guys put on last night. The evening started out with Peter Sawchyn telling stories and showing folks what all goes into making his beautiful beavertail mandolins, and then finished with us playing a few tunes on some of Peters fine creations!
This event was tops. It was so neat to hear about how hunks of wood become these magical instruments that have the ability to convey deepest longing, intense passion, and all of those other feelings in between. And then to get to be the ones playing these instruments, all made by Peter, it was just way way cool.
I kind of like this event model that the Civic Museum came up with....they don't have a real museum space any more so they bring museum events to people in various locations. It feels so novel, and I'm sorry traditional museums, but I think I love this sort of thing more than a traditional museum experience. For one thing the event becomes specific, so you aren't overwhelmed with so much to take in....but I would also say, potentially there is more going into each event than there might be in a million things all happening at once in a museum. All making for a memorable experience.
Yeah Civic Museum! You guys rock! I will definitely have these events on my radar to take in more cool stuff like this. Imagine this particular event was inspired by a dear little old ukulele that they had in their collection that was around 100 years old. Peter fixed up, it plays beautifully now, and it inspired this whole history lesson, building instruction, and music event.
Well that's that. TGIF folks,