Mardi Gras….Fat Tuesday…Shrove Tuesday

is this week….along with Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent…..and thus this quote about hope and renewal:

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

But a little gold and glitter in the middle of February is more than welcome….

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Last Sunday Feb 12, 2012  (2-12-2012) was a serendipitous date for 212 Art Center.  The occasion was marked with a party….the “Arti Gras”!   We enjoyed great food, danced, and appropriately acted silly….I came home with beads!  (No flashing required!)

Many came embellished:

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And most of us took advantage of the photo booth filled with props:

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Or had our face painted:

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We learned to two-step to the beat of  Cajun music…and had jambalaya, sushi and other delicious morsels.

Two Twelve Art Center is a community, a village of like-minded souls.  And on this night we celebrated this community, the friendships and the generous spirit that is the heart of Two Twelve Arts.

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5 thoughts on “Mardi Gras….Fat Tuesday…Shrove Tuesday”

  1. I’ve always loved those Tolkien words — the books, too.
    The party looks like it was a blast. Playing “dress up ” is so much fun!

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