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They came. They ate a great meal.  They filled the evening with lively conversation. They even applauded the poetry reading!

This past Tuesday twenty-nine people came together to support our efforts to create the Bamboo Wind project next January.

Chef Matt Kelly of Mateo gave us a hundred dollar a plate fundraising dinner and if that wasn’t enough he then generously donated all of the money to the project without even charging us for the food and wine.

It was a wonderful evening of friendships, old and new, poetry and great food.

And amazingly, everyone was having such a good time that no one remembered to photograph it!  Unheard of in this day and age!  (Surely someone must have a photo).  So you will just have to take our word for it.  It was fabulous.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Matt Kelly for hosting this event, and to all of the generous people who donated.

Onward now.  The real work begins.  Choreography and rehearsal start soon.  We have seven groves and about three thousand square feet to fill with bamboo sculpture. In December we will have to build a hanging Bamboo Forest.  Our photographers must now seriously turn to creating magic images to fill the spaces. And thanks to all of you we now have a sound foundation on which to begin our work.

Fingers crossed as we begin to practice our magic, the magic of turning air into sights and sounds that will fill and stir the imagination. Onward.

It will surely be wonderful.