“The Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbor, but belongs to all Americans. She has welcomed countless immigrants since her own arrival in 1886, and she is seen here holding a small-bodied parlor guitar — which also came into being around the same time.
Stories and poems from around the world evolved here with this uniquely American instrument — and the music became known as “folk music,” for the folks who wrote and played it. The songs often celebrated liberty, and over the years have also become known for protesting injustices.
As today’s America searches for common ground, there might be some here — in songs written by and for the people.
Sisters was crafted to resemble a Western town of the 1880s, the same period that gave us Lady Liberty and the parlor guitar. How fitting that our little festival grew up here, and that today “all the town’s a stage.”
The inspiration for this piece came to Dennis in November of 2016, and the work was completed shortly before Christmas.
Dennis McGregor – SFF Poster Artist
The 2017 poster and prior year posters are available for purchase at the Sisters Folk Festival office at 204 W. Adams, Ave, Suite 204 in Sisters. You can also buy the 2017 poster at Paulina Springs Books at 252 W. Hood Ave. The 2017 poster is $20.
To view past poster artwork LOOK HERE.