Sunday, October 9th, Los Gatos Town Hall Chambers, 3pm – 4.15pm – $10, $15
Dan McFadden is a Santa Cruz based artist and writer. “Oh Come Ye Back” is a new narrative on growing up Irish Catholic in Pittsburgh, and focuses on his relationship with his father, and with the Catholic Church. “My father’s worldview was tribal: he believed that if you were fortunate enough to be Irish, then you were fortunate enough. At his core he was culturally Catholic. Father was silent about his religious beliefs. But, Father was not quiet about his belief in his Church for which his people had suffered terribly. He did not attend his kid sister’s wedding, performed in the parish house, because she chose to marry a non-Catholic…” McFadden’s one-hour presentation piece on race, ethnic conflict, family, and The Church is illustrated with wonderful spot drawings by local artist Zephyr Pfotenhauer.
Artist Zephyr Pfotenhauer
Zephyr Pfotenhauer was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA amidst a large extended family of artists, designers and educators who placed a high value on storytelling and tall tales both real and imagined. At 20, a series of fortunate events propelled Zephyr to the majestic wilds of London, UK, where she pursued a BA Honors in Fine Art from Middlesex University London, graduating in 2005. After a grueling year as a nanny of seven kids in Zürich she fled the idylls of alpine Switzerland for the flat and gridded streets of the American Midwest and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008).