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FoolMoon 2013

 
FoolMoon 2013 | The luminary processional from the Farmers’ Market commences!
The luminary processional from the Farmers’ Market commences!

It was great to see so many veteran and first-time Fools participating in FoolMoon 2013. Their energy was amazing — enthusiastic, creative, welcoming, friendly, and, as always, totally Foolish! Also, the weather more than cooperated, which isn’t something we in Ann Arbor take for granted. I’ve said much more in the captions (and images!) below.

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FoolMoon 2013 | The FoolMoon theme this year was “Foo[L]d” — that is, “Foolish Food.” And the community delivered a veritable smorgasbord of divine delectables. I believe (and please correct me if I’m mistaken) that the eye candy above includes a scrumptious futomaki roll and a couple of mouth-watering Moon Pops.
The FoolMoon theme this year was “Foo[L]d” — that is, “Foolish Food.” And the community delivered a veritable smorgasbord of divine delectables. I believe (and please correct me if I’m mistaken) that the eye candy above includes a scrumptious futomaki roll and a couple of mouth-watering Moon Pops.
FoolMoon 2013 | Sue Watts with one of the animatronic luminaries she co-designed. | Ketchup, banana, and sushi actually go very well together — don’t knock it till you try it. | “Honestly, who throws a cupcake?” (I couldn’t resist the Austin Powers reference — truly, that cupcake looks good enough to eat!)
Sue Watts with one of the animatronic luminaries she co-designed. | Ketchup, banana, and sushi actually go very well together — don’t knock it till you try it. | “Honestly, who throws a cupcake?” (I couldn’t resist the Austin Powers reference — truly, that cupcake looks good enough to eat!)
FoolMoon 2013 | FoolMoon haute couture. And bubbles!
FoolMoon haute couture. And bubbles!
FoolMoon 2013 | A beautiful luminary backlit by the city lights at dusk. This year’s FoolMoon truly felt like it had a yummy cherry on top.
A beautiful luminary backlit by the city lights at dusk. This year’s FoolMoon truly felt like it had a yummy cherry on top.
FoolMoon 2013 | Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was being chased by a family with two cats.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was being chased by a family with two cats.
FoolMoon 2013 | What could be more magical than strolling down Catherine St. with a good friend and your very own (or borrowed) hand-made luminary?
What could be more magical than strolling down Catherine St. with a good friend and your very own (or borrowed) hand-made luminary?
FoolMoon 2013 | By the time we arrived at Washington and Main St., it’s a standing-room-only feast for the eyes.
By the time we arrived at Washington and Main St., it’s a standing-room-only feast for the eyes.
FoolMoon 2013 | I believe that blowfish evolved their special “puff daddy” maneuver to deter would-be predators. But this particularly lovely specimen was nevertheless devoured by admirers wherever it swam.
I believe that blowfish evolved their special “puff daddy” maneuver to deter would-be predators. But this particularly lovely specimen was nevertheless devoured by admirers wherever it swam.
FoolMoon 2013 | “Maize and Blue!” Thanks to the Movement Center, with their wall of windows facing Washington, I was able to capture the party from higher ground.
“Maize and Blue!” Thanks to the Movement Center, with their wall of windows facing Washington, I was able to capture the party from higher ground.
FoolMoon 2013 | Without a doubt, this event was perfectly catered with mouth-watering goodness. (Once again, thanks to the Movement Center for the amazing view!)
Without a doubt, this event was perfectly catered with mouth-watering goodness. (Once again, thanks to the Movement Center for the amazing view!)
FoolMoon 2013 | Props to Matthew Altruda for hooking up live performances by Theo Katzman (above) and Dan Henig.
Props to Matthew Altruda for hooking up live performances by Theo Katzman (above) and Dan Henig.
FoolMoon 2013 | Luminaries as fashion as poetry as dance.
Luminaries as fashion as poetry as dance.
FoolMoon 2013 | The performance was orchestrated by Meryl Waldo (center, of FoolMoon Luminary Kit fame), posing for the paparazzi with her co-conspirators.
The performance was orchestrated by Meryl Waldo (center, of FoolMoon Luminary Kit fame), posing for the paparazzi with her co-conspirators.
FoolMoon 2013 | FoolMoon favorite Patrick Elkins was back with his ghoulishly adorable shadow puppets.
FoolMoon favorite Patrick Elkins was back with his ghoulishly adorable shadow puppets.
FoolMoon 2013 | And we appreciate the strength and stamina that goes into his roving puppet shows!
And we appreciate the strength and stamina that goes into his roving puppet shows!
FoolMoon 2013 | Predictably, there was a long line waiting at the Orbit tent for food-insprired hairstyles (and moustaches).
Predictably, there was a long line waiting at the Orbit tent for food-insprired hairstyles (and moustaches).
FoolMoon 2013 | Oh no! This poor guy has a ton of candy stuck in his braces! Several well-meaning passers-by attempted to help. But one false move with the metal tongs and the patient gets mercilessly ZAPPED! Thanks to Trevor Stone and Spontaneous Art.
Oh no! This poor guy has a ton of candy stuck in his braces! Several well-meaning passers-by attempted to help. But one false move with the metal tongs and the patient gets mercilessly ZAPPED! Thanks to Trevor Stone and Spontaneous Art.
FoolMoon 2013 | We never know who is going to come to FoolMoon to dazzle the crowd with light.
We never know who is going to come to FoolMoon to dazzle the crowd with light.
FoolMoon 2013 | Another unexpected treat: Giant green balloon-men (actually one’s a woman) with sparkly stars inside them — dancing!
Another unexpected treat: Giant green balloon-men (actually one’s a woman) with sparkly stars inside them — dancing!
FoolMoon 2013 | And before departing, we bumped into this wholesome-looking chap. (Kudos on the hand-made armor!)
And before departing, we bumped into this wholesome-looking chap. (Kudos on the hand-made armor!)
FoolMoon 2013 | Me and my best boys bid you adieu. See ya at FestiFools!
Me and my best boys bid you adieu. See ya at FestiFools!

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Comments

Myra, your work is such a gift to this community. Thanks so much for documenting this year’s FoolMoon – it’s like being there!

What a wonderful gift. Thank you for these photos that evoke the community as well as the fun. I’m looking forward and hoping to see the FestiFools segment.

Myra the images are so stunning and incredibly beautiful, you catched the spirit of that event…for me it was a love fest I could not stop smiling and laughing and so many friends, neighbors etc. wish we had that more…whish the City officials would close up Main St. from Williams to Huron permanet like in European cities and we could have so many more fun events…there is so much talent in this city!

#3 Leyla

Myra, these are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. My little “12 o’clock” had a great time on Sunday.

#4 Elaine Economou

Fabulous, fabulous, Myra Klarman!
Thanks so for attending with your talent & and sharing with your open heart!

Love your photos as usual Myra, so vibrant and story-telling :0)

#6 Isabelle

Myra is an Ann Arbor treasure!—These incredible photographs help keep the memory of these fleeting public art events alive in perpetuity.

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 14-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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