By unknown artist
Saturday afternoon I drove home from a happy baby shower on the South Side.
The late autumn light on this sculpture was gorgeous. Although I drive by this sculpture frequently, I don’t stop.
I parked, got out of the car, listened to the fountain and felt the spray as the wind was gusting.
The circle of figures holding one another in the circle seemed particularly beautiful this afternoon. When I came home and looked it up, I was reminded of the sculpture’s title-
Joy of Life.
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory
Grid gallery. From the archives. Once you start looking, it’s surprising to see how many grids present themselves. Seems I lean to shooting through chain link fencing.
City through a chain link fence. Arlington Ball Field.
Felix de la Concha Cathedral of Learning Paintings University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall
Man on cell phone with statue at MOMA NYC
Andy Warhol Museum from the AGH Parking Lot
looking to Murray Avenue from the Suzanne, Linda and Pat’s Art Show
From my sister’s apartment window. You can see Freedom Tower under construction.
Steelers Garage in Arlington neighborhood.
response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”
And I did the exact same thing tonight!
I found this sheet of stamps. (a birthday gift from a friend a couple years ago) in my desk and thought it was perfect for framing in a plastic box frame. 39 cent stamps. The children’s literature characters caught my eye.
One sheet my dad framed. These stamps came out in the early 70’s. The love stamps are 8 cents.
After Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture and prints.http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=25276
And here’s another sheet of stamps my father framed. When the stamps were 13 cents.
I stitched the needlepoint pillow kit of the butterfly stamps and gave it to my Aunt Rhea and then she passed it back to me. Connections
Artists Susan Middleman and Joan Brindle. Classmates reunited at Susan’s Opening Reception Friday night.
Class of 1965- they met as freshmen at Carnegie Tech
(now Carnegie Mellon University) Pittsburgh PA
Joan and I were art teachers in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and then Joan was my Art Supervisor. We became friends. That’s how I got invited to her friend Susan’s Art Opening Reception at Gallerie Chiz. The large oil paintings on paper are Susan’s art work.
I met the artist Susan Middleman through Joan.
Hosted by Gallerie Chiz owner/director Ellen Chisdes Neuberg who provided the space for connections. I knew she was the gallery owner as she came to introduce herself. I was inquiring if her plate held a sweet or a savory.
I thought it might be a chocolate or a meatball but it was a baby bella mushroom.
Ellen sported a cool purple outfit, unique art jewelry and turquoise glasses. Plus she wasn’t carrying a purse. Ellen and one other person would have been selected “best dressed” if I were from the paper.
Glass and found objects artist Elizabeth Fortunato showed her work at the art opening reception this evening, too. The show is open through October 10th.
The title is Waiting for the Rain to Stop
The white embroidered dress is from Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing down the street (5890 Ellsworth Avenue)
Completing the gradebook, returning materials, getting signatures that I’ve accomplished the required tasks.
My remaining time at school growing shorter by the minute.
Still things to be done, so why not take a break and create something?
I glued all the “students” in the lid of a copy paper box. Well, not all of them but as many of the seniors who graduated last Sunday.
What might look like leftover stuff to others became a wonderful memory to me.
Thanks for the memories.
(Across street from Giant Eagle parking lot- Shadyside. From the archives)
Tonight I attended the Congressional Art Awards hosted by Congressman Mike Doyle at the William Pitt Student Union, University of Pittsburgh.
One of my students had an artwork in the exhibit. Because it’s a photograph showing herself I am unable to post her piece but I am very proud of her for participating.
On the way out of the Assembly Room, I photographed the beautiful (and very large) neon art installation by artist Jane Haskell. (See plaque below)
This afternoon my son Mark sent a few photos of the Zeigler House in Frankfort Kentucky.
Individual or group tours can be arranged with the homeowners (by appointment) and if you click the link above you can hear interviews of the owners telling what it is like to live there.
It is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Kentucky.
Here are the photos, thanks Mark.