“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 artwork will be displayed on the Sisters Folk Festival and Sisters Gallery websites after the event. For tickets or information about the Sisters Folk Festival, visit www.sistersfolkfestival.org or call 541-549-4979. Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop is located at 252 W. Hood Ave. in Sisters, 541-549-9552 or www.sistersgallery.com.
To view past poster artwork LOOK HERE.
All-Event passes for this year’s Sisters Folk Festival, September 8 – 10, are still available, and organizers indicate they are going fast. The festival has sold out for five years in a row, last year’s sellout happening in June.