Janice Hathaway – Early Years
“In 1973 Janice Hathaway became part of Raudelunas during their first large-scale public event by marching in the annual University of Alabama Homecoming Parade as the Raudelunas Marching Vegetable Band. Each year until 1977 the group became an annual addition to the parade and many people came to the parade just to see what came next. Each year the group adopted a different persona such as the Raudelunas Marching Ubu Band; the Raudelunas Marching Booley Band, with a photograph of Hathaway taking photos, the Raudelunas Marching Arm Band and the Raudelunas Marching Appliance Band. Judging from some of Hathaway’s photographs these parades were quite hilarious and imaginative.
Evolution of Unique Surrealist Artform
Hathaway’s origin in surrealism lies with the individuals of the Raudelunas group that were drawn to the international movement which had started in Paris with Breton’s manifestoes in the early 20th century. The first formal group she belonged to was Glass Veal, an outgrowth of the Raudelanus.”