Hygienic Art Hosts Jim Stidfole Memorial Fund Benefit Concert

The Hygienic Art honors Hygienic Art co-founder Jim Stidfole with an evening of music, drinks, and dinner catered by Bayou BBQ & Grill on Saturday, August 31, 2019, 6:30 - 10 pm. All proceeds benefit the Jim Stidfole Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Admission (includes dinner):
$25 in advance available online at HYGIENIC.ORG
$30 at the gate


6:30 Dinner - Catered by The Bayou BBQ & Grill
Menu- Jambalaya, Corn Bread , Coleslaw, Potato Salad 

Cash bar available 21+

6:55 Welcoming Remarks: Vinnie Scarano
7:00 Maggie’s Guitar 
7:30 Tom Deedy Reading – Monologue 
7:40 Arlene Wow!
8:00 Tom Deedy - two of Jim’s Poems 
8:10 Paula MacDougall Dance Company – “Angel”
8:20 Dogbite
8:50 Cristin Cawley Dance – “Cent Anni”
8:55 Paula MacDougall Dance Company – “Looking Back”
9:05 Video of Jim - “Snowman” by Nick Checker, directed by Kato McNickle

Special Thanks to:
Sherry Stidfole
The Hygienic Art Gallery
The Bayou BBQ & Grill
All the performers

The  Jim Stidfole Memorial Fund
This fund is being created to support emerging visual, performing and literary artists that Jim so passionately supported and encouraged in the last 25 years of his life at Hygienic Art.
His personal passion, we believe, was to give the opportunity of the Hygienic and all of its capacity to help, support, and encourage artists to reach for the stars. In his eyes, all artists are superstars and all they need to hear is, "You can do this!" 

I have been approached by artists who have been successful in their lifelong artistic evolution.  They give him credit for nurturing their careers and giving them the first opportunity, either through the Hygienic Artists Co-operative, through Hygienic Theaterwerks, or from his monthly poetry and author’s book readings. After helping build the Hygienic, Jim used the space to make it happen for all. 

Vinnie Scarano, August 13, 2019

About Dogbite Band
Dogbite is an eclectic, ragtag outfit dedicated to performing roots music. The group is a six-piece combo, a trio or a duo, depending on the venue, plus any fellow travelers who happen to be in the room at the time of a performance or recording session. Drawing from a rich variety of sources, the band brings its own personality and interpretation to traditional songs as well as to numbers penned by the likes of Ray Charles, Townes Van Zandt, and Webb Wilder. Vocal harmonies, and strong songwriting round out the picture. Micky and Hugh play guitar. Doctor K holds down the drum chair. Arlene Wow! plays bass. Charles is on tenor sax. Dana is the fiddler. And everybody sings. The group emerged from the rock and roll scene of New London, Connecticut in 2001, an antidote to grim professionalism and narrow materialism.