Da Vinci Days bring a renaissance flair to Corvallis campus

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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Da Vinci Days festival wrapped up Sunday after three-days of  arts, sciences and fun filling the streets and grounds near the Oregon State University campus.

The annual fair pays tribute to the 14th century Italian Rennaesance master Leonardo Da Vinci by featuring exhibits and perfomances that invite participants to explore creativity and innovation.

KVAL's photojournalist Tony Gist caught up with one act at the Da Vinci Days festival, lead by John Murphy, that embodies these traits.

"Our performance troupe specializes in telling the mythology of extinct cultures." Murphy said. "Da Vinci Days has an essence to it that makes the attedants specifically very interested in the secrets if how things work."

The Da Vinci Days held a number of music performances, science demonstrations and exhibits, races and a film festival during its three-day run. The festival has become one of Oregon's premiere arts and sciences festivals since it began in 1988.

 

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