Taking creativity outside the conventional box, Baba Yaga Arts Wagon puts it on — quite obviously — a traveling wagon. Add in a collective of like-minded artists from all disciplines, give them a bit of free reign, and with the help of grants and donors they are able to provide amusing, thought-provoking, utterly entertaining shows free of charge in the hopes of making performance art more accessible to those who have yet to connect to the art culture. Think of bringing totally unleashed new, original, locally made multi-disciplinary artwork into the community in order to build a larger creative family. They’re taking it to the streets with intentions to inspire, share, play and celebrate humanity at its finest; BabaWagon.org.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.