Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Storyteller Country Joe Rosier

Joe Rosier was the first person to pose for the Mennello Museum mural I am working on. I met Joe at the Shakespeare Theater several hours before his tech rehearsal. After sketching him standing in line I then asked him to sit for an informal portrait sketch. I believe I first met him at poetry readings at Infusion Tea. He resembles Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with his grey beard and character filled face. I have seen him at the Orlando International Fringe Festival every year that I attended.

Joe is a lawyer by trade but very much a storyteller who understands the power, cadence and lingering power of the spoken word. I know that around Halloween Joe conducts a night time ghost story tour. He has brought some of these "Scary Stories" to this year's Fringe for adults and children. He has shows in the Patron's Room, Kid's Fringe and at the outdoor stage. His stories speak for themselves.

Patron's Room
May 25 Wed. 6:40pm
May 27 Fri. 5:30pm
May 28 Sat. 9:00pm

Kids Fringe
May 29 Sun. 11:00am

Outdoor Stage
May 28 Sat. 5:00pm
May 29 Sun. 8:00pm

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

1 comment:

Joseph Rosier said...

Thor. Enjoyed sitting for your art. I am proud to be part of your Sketch Book and your talents. I haven't taken on the Walt Whitman challenge. But I had my first performance last month of my new play: "American Poet; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow". After Night Of Fright finishes at the Orlando Fringe; it will be performed later this year. Thanks again.