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Maxine Leydon’s Painting
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Maxine Leydon, 76, sets up her art work stand at the west Murdale Farmer’s Market in Carbondale, IL. She takes painting courses at John A. Logan College. “I always used to paint, but never thought I could sell any of them,” said Leydon. “My style is sort of like interpretations of other famous paintings that I put my own flavor on,” said Leydon. She...

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Live Music to Liven up the Market
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Stefan Santiago, 21 (left, fiddle player), Max Murphy, 26 (right, guitar), Ryan Martini, 24 (back right, bass), and Matt Decker, 25 (sitting, guitar) frequently lead the Murdale Farmer’s Market entertainment line up. Much of what they play is improvised on the spot. “Me and Max always try to sing over each other and change the words while we’re playing, the trick is to not...

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