Arts In The Garden
June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Lake Community Association presents Arts in The Garden featuring poet, Susan Roney O’Brien, and musician, Fox and the Dragon. Admission is FREE and patrons are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to this family friendly event. Join us for an awesome time at Arts in The Garden!
Susan Roney O’Brien curates a monthly poetry venue, is part of 4 X 4, a group of visual artists and poets and is the vice president of programming for the Worcester County Poetry Association. Her poetry has been published widely, translated into Braille and Mandarin and nominated for many Pushcart Prizes. She won the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Medal in Poetry. Publications include chapbooks: Farmwife, the winner of the William and Kingman Page Poetry Book Award, and Earth (Cat Rock Press). Word Poetry published Legacy of the Lost World in 2016. Kelsay Books published Bone Circle, in 2018 and Thira in April, 2020.
Jared Fiske is a performing musician out of central MA. He has been performing professionally for 20+ years. Fiske is best known for his work as a solo performer and songwriter, and as a member of the popular Americana/rock outfit “The Casters”. He also performs in an acoustic duo with his wife, Jessica, under the pseudonym “Never Say Never”. He was also a member of the (now defunct) folk-pop duo “Fiske and Herrera”, who recorded and toured throughout the country from 2006-2011. Fiske’s original song “Choice” was selected for use in a short film by the non-profit organization Planetaid.org. He also co-wrote the song “On a Monday” which received the $5,000 grand prize award at ourstage.com for best song in 2009. His music has been described as “Alluring and beautiful” by Tim Harrington of the band Tall Heights, and Worcester Magazine said of his most recent album “We’re Already Gone” that “there’s really no way to prepare oneself for how achingly beautiful and melancholy Jared Fiske’s new album is.” (Victor Infante). Fiske runs a small home studio, “Foundation Studios”, and has produced and/or engineered albums for many prominent musicians including Tall Heights, Dave Dersham, and many of Fiske’s own solo and group recording projects. Hailing from an artistic family, Fiske began performing in musical groups with his father, Rob Adams, and brother Seth at a young age. “It was the best possible way to learn,” recalls Fiske. “You really had to sink or swim and get over the stage fright in a hurry.” You can catch Jared performing at bars, coffeehouses and festivals throughout Massachusetts. You can find Fiske’s latest solo LP, “We’re Already Gone” and The Casters album “Shave Your Soul” on Spotify, iTunes, CDBaby and Bandcamp.