What was "Cold Remedy"?
I wanted to create an event, specifically in a winter month, that would alleviate the "common cold" in our spirits—an event that would foster creativity, brighten our outlook, and attend to our souls (a very lofty goal, I realize). Cold Remedy was a curated experience with music by the young, and very talented, band Massey and also readings by two personal friends and writers, Brent Newsom and Jim Ray. All of this took place in a small, intimate venue—Sips Kafé in downtown Shawnee. The walls were adorned with artwork by Julie Blackstone, and Molly Hennesy created some beautiful limited edition art prints that attendees took home as a memento.
I want to express my gratitude to each of you that attended Cold Remedy. Planning an event that supports the arts can be a risky endeavor. Thankfully, I can say it was a success due to your patronage and those that shared their talents with us. Also a special thanks to patrons who gave a little extra to help support more events like this in the future.