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Play Me, I’m Yours – Omaha Nebraska – Guest Post

Omaha Piano

Guest Poster JB Writes from Omaha

This morning I took my usual walk through Memorial Park and the Rose Garden and came upon this piano sitting all by itself at the top of the Memorial Park, overlooking Dodge Street.

 

Omaha Piano

 

 A jogger happened to come by, sat down and played a number of tunes so I asked if it would be OK to photograph him. He said his goal was to find each painted piano throughout the city and play them.  

 

back of piano

On the back of the piano is a bag filled with leaf-shaped paper cut outs – and a request that you write one phrase or line from a favorite song and then pin it on the piano back.  These will be collected and the artist will compose a piece utilizing them.  

To read more about Play Me I’m Yours Project click here to read the article at Omaha.Com

Thanks J for the great post today.

11 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    oh – Hesh would love that!

    September 1, 2013 at 12:43 am

  2. isn’t that something? How I would love to sit nearby and watch the reactions of people and to listen to the music played. This was a great guest post, Ruth.

    September 1, 2013 at 1:26 am

  3. andrea

    Meine WPadresse hat sich geändert….

    http://andreasch51.wordpress.com/

    HERZlichst ANDREA

    September 1, 2013 at 5:39 am

  4. Keith

    Ruth, there have been several piano projects like this. Several years ago in NYC. Right now one of my RIT students has been photographing a similar project in Rochester, New York. The piano projects have had different names.

    September 1, 2013 at 6:45 am

  5. Toni

    J.B. took us to see the rose gardens at that park when we were in Omaha. Beautiful place! Lovely memories! The piano projects are a fun idea!!! Very cool!!!

    September 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

  6. This is a wonderful idea.

    September 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

  7. Kristin

    What a nice find! It would have made my day! Thanks JB.

    September 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

  8. What a cool project! And a very cool photo to document it. I love how you feature guest bloggers every now and again; wonderful collaboration. :)

    September 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    • Let me know when you want to “guest”

      September 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

  9. What a great idea to have and you captured it so well Ruth. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing hon. :D *hugs*

    September 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

    • My friend JB took the photos and Did a great job. I love the idea of it all, the unexpected music. You are sweet omleave such nice comments. Hugs to you too.

      September 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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