The Anchorage Museum Fifth Avenue. Anchorage Alaska selfie
Bridgeport, Washington is a small town on the Columbia River, near Chief Joseph Dam. The town’s old sycamore trees, which lined the main street, were in sad shape but instead of being cut down, chainsaw artist Jacob Lucas has transformed them into incredible sculptures.
With a CHAINSAW!
(And by the way he does custom orders if you have a tree stump in need of being transformed.)
Salmon, quail, wolves, cougars, bear, the logging industry, deer, farming, pelicans, beavers, dragonfly, bees and honeycomb, eagles and other native species are a few of the themes of the tree sculptures.
See an owl swoop down to catch jackrabbit below.
To get an idea of the scale
The other night my dear friends (and blog followers)Tookie and Jack, left two tickets for the Killer Heels Show in my mail basket.
Today my friend Vincie and I used them to see the Killer Heels show right here in Pittsburgh.
We had the best time.
Here’s a gallery of Killer Heels and A link to the show Killer Heels Frick Art Museum and opening night party sounded pretty wild and fun. The show is there until September 4th. Post-Gazette story about opening party
Did you ever watch Sex and the City?
Here is an old Post with Killer Heels tag after I saw the show in New York with my sister.
In this second post, I mentioned the Brooklyn Museum First Night December 2014 But I didn’t photograph any of the Killer Heels show then- maybe photography was not allowed?
Today I asked the guard if I could use my phone camera without flash and he said yes
The visitor center had a display case of Mrs. Frick’s shoes
Thanks Tookie and Jack. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum”
The city of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington (elevation 6,289) just before sunset, Monday evening.
Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge
and a big nod to Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the sculpture garden- Walker Art Center The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds the cherry 1,200 pounds. I saw this sculpture when we visited Matthew when he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul. It came to mind when I was thinking about photographing a cherry on top for the weekly photo challenge.
And the cell phone shots below to compare which I thought looked better than the good camera.
And a nod to Jackson Pollock at the car wash. Abstract expressionism for sure. I’ve photographed some impressionism at the car wash before today.
I was on my way to Columbus Ohio, stopped for gas at the Sheetz in Triadelphia West Virginia. Do you want a car wash? Y or N? I thought, why not? Hit Y.
A code is printed on the receipt and you go get in line across the lot.
A little break in the monotonous drive on the interstate.
Oh, then there was the potato chip art, from the bag I’d purchased when I went to the rest room. Lunch.
An art day, right in Triadelphia, West Virginia. Who knew?
Meet Claudia Hart- People at Work Series- Artists’ Consignment Shop OwnerWatermelon Onsesie (tie-dye) by artist Susan. (yes, I bought two!)
There it is, tucked in the middle with the green awning. 1905 Carson St., SouthSide.
Artist’s Choice Show Opening at Panza Gallery in Millvale PA
At Panza Gallery Saturday night. What a crowd!
It’s good to get out. Steve went with me.
I volunteered to photograph the event which was a great way to meet the artists and art appreciators who attended. I am posting just a few now.
Artist Lesla in front of his work and Laura . Turns out I photographed Laura when she worked at Bread and Salt Bakery in Bloomfield and she was on the blog.
Our host Mark Panza
A few of the artists with their work
The mayor of Millvale, Vincent Cinski, with his wife, the First Lady of Millvale
Meet Rodney Burrell- Editor-in-Chief of LOCAL-Pittsburgh and arts/pgh LOCAL
Meet Brian Crawford The River’s Edge Station Manager “serving the communities along the Allegheny River”
Tony Cavalline and Carol Skinger
Love that purse you got in Wisconsin!
(If I missed anybody’s proper spelling of name, let me know)
He looked up. I looked down. Can it count for the challenge?
Mark Panza, artist, photographer and gallery owner.
He looked up at me on the stairs. Oh no, all I had was my phone.
I was in Millvale Friday afternoon. The Pittsburgh Society of Artists Show is up and the opening is 6PM Saturday night. They were asking members who are photographers to volunteer to photograph events so I said I would. Thought I’d check it out when it was empty first. A sneak peek below. More to come.
Tomorrow night the gallery will be filled with people!
Etna Memorial Day Parade 2016 is my piece on left.
On the way home, stopped at a light in Lawrenceville. I looked up -saw the Artist Crossing Sign
Sign on Butler Street, Lawrenceville in front of Paint Monkey
(Note to self: I’d better get my windshield washed if I am going to photograph through it)