Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Canoe Trip on the Mississippi River

13 adventure-seekers, 1 guide, 2 apprentices, 2 canoes, 17 miles, 2 states, 1 big river...

That's the Mississippi River. We're in it! Barge in the distance.

Cheery crew.

Sandbar #1 where we ate a delicious lunch.

Sandbar #2 where everyone attempted to skip rocks.

Memphis skyline in the distance.

Sandbar #3 with the crazy upturned tree configuration.

Headed towards the bridge.

The bridge at sunset.

You can see much better photographs of this trip at Click (Daily) and Father of Click and on Memphis Connect.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Public Art Controversy!

Not here, thank god, but here. This issues has sparked a lively discussion among public art professionals, leading to my new favorite quote, "Public Art should NOT be solely employed as a big bronze pacifier."

Artwork by Peter Shelton at the new LAPD headquarters.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hall of Mayors

If you ever find yourself in the Memphis City Hall, as I often do, stop in the Hall of Mayors - it is such a treat!

1. In the Hall of Mayors you can see that there is actually interesting architecture in City Hall.

2. But the best part is all of the (creepy) portraits of all of the mayors.

3. This one is my favorite, probably because of the detail on the... whatever that is.

4. A lot of the portraits were painted by Cornelius Hankins. There are portraits by him from 1855 to 1928.

5. Gray also did a number of the portraits.

6. Apparently Mayor Overton signed his portrait, rather than the artist.

7. This unreadable artist painted Crump.

8. And a female artist painted this grumpy old dude with a cool name.

9. Paul Penczner painted Chandler.

10. There's cool stuff in here like this clock.

11. But also a lot of miscellany.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Broad Avenue Art Walk Tonight

Broad Avenue, 6-8 PM

I'm not sure what this is, but I imagine it has something to do with the show at Adam Shaw's studio.

Thursday, October 1, 2009