garden path

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a garden path found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte. I especially like the blue flower pots. In addition to this scene there are several blue flower pots on the the stairwell to the condo.

Following is a link to the Fourth Ward Neighborhood website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A garden path found in the fourth ward new uptown Charlotte.

tokens of inspiration

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shares another “token of inspiration” which is part of the Of Earth and Sky CLT art initiative. The full message is:

  • I know it is magic
  • you know it is magic
  • may the dirt below our feet
  • kick up swirl and come alive.

Following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope found in uptown Charlotte.

theme day, winners

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, the theme is winners, and our contribution is this photo showing an “on the right path” message. The message was found on the steps of the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte. The message is from Marley Noel. There is even a QR code which leads your to an arts initiative called Of Earth and Sky CLT.

Their website states that they are providing “tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope”.

To see other theme interpretations visit the City Daily Photo, October 2021 Gallery – Winners.

old and new structures

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows an old and a new structure in the same photo. The structure, in the foreground, is what appears to the old parsonage at a church. The structure, in the background, is an apartment building called the Skyhouse.

Following are a few additional views of the McColl Center where the above photo was taken.

  • The McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Uptown Charlotte

Following is a link to the McColl Center an artist residency and contemporary art space in uptown Charlotte.  In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Old and new structures found in uptown Charlotte.

fish fountain

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

An additional photo has added to my mini-series about art objects in a pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte. These fish fountains have appeared in multiple TV series. Two I am aware of are Homeland and Delilah.

I like this photo because the couple, in the background, give a sense of scale.

Note that the Ratcliffe condos are in the background.

Following is a link to the Delilah TV series which my wife and highly recommend. Charlotte scenes play an important role in the TV series. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This fountain was found in the pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte.

mushroom chairs

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This photo was taken near yesterday’s photo, the a pocket park called the Green. The park has several similar art objects. There are water fountains in the form of fish, sculptures of books, and sign post honoring authors. Photos will be shared in the near future.

Following is a link to an article about parks in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Mushroom chairs found at a park called the Green in uptown Charlotte.

umbrella art

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows two photographers taking photos of an umbrella art display. We found this display at midtown on a walk along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The wind was high and the umbrellas put on an interesting dance. Following is a video showing the umbrella dance (the video is 33 seconds long so give it a moment to download).

Following is a link to the Midtown website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Umbrella art display at midtown near uptown Charlotte.

unique signage

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This unique signage was found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. A little research finds that the Boone Oakley catch phrase is “We give ambitious brands an unfair advantage”. Research also found that their signage and website has includes humor. I especially like one of their web pages showing a glass of beer and the message that “we offer 401(k) and more importantly A 401(k)eg”. Also, their website has several short videos integrated in their banners. The videos also reflect humor.

Following is a link to the Boone Oakley website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A business with a unique signage found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

hey good lookin

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo is a simple snap of a sign which caught my eye. The sign was found in the South End which is close to uptown Charlotte. There are many and small touches such as this sign. There is a “discovery around every corner”

Following is a link to the Historic South End website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

Seating ReArrangements

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows an art display called Seating ReArrangements. The art was created by Ellie Richards and the sign says “Seating ReArrangements is an engaging composition of ten motion-illuminated chairs on the Dilworth Artisan Station Plaza. Viewable from the Rail Trail, visitors will be invited by rotating colors of embedded LED lights within plywood chairs to this socially-distanced seating arrangement”.

There is an outstanding photo, of the art display, on their website. I wish I had than the photo.

Following is a link to the Ellie Richards website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An art display, titled Seating ReArrangements, found in the Southend of Charlotte.

Theme day – mirrors

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today is Theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is mirrors. Our theme contribution is this art display found in Charlotte. The name of the display is Covid Confessional and you quickly note that it is focused on social distancing. The art display is set of iridescent curved walls, with a six foot radius, that are activated by light. The walls includes color and reflection.

selfie in Covid confessional

We also took a selfie which shows the reflective (i.e. mirror) nature of the display. However, we have no Covid transgressions to confess. Actually, we have been very careful and look forward to the pandemic ending.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the March theme day – mirrors.

In addition we are sharing a link to Studio Dickey which presented the Covid Confessional. Also, we are sharing a link to a Charlotte Observer article about I Heart Rail Trail: Lights 2021 which includes a video of the light displays including the Covid Confessional.

Following is a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An art exhibit, called Covid Confessional, found in the South End near Uptown Charlotte.

Dear Frontline

A mural named Dear Frontline.  The mural was created by Kate Deciccio.
photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

I’m sharing a photo of this mural because I admire the message which is conveyed. The mural is called Dear Frontline and was created by Kate Deciccio.

With a little Google research I found that the “mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles”. But what I am most impressed with is “Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker.” Do that here.

Following is a link an article, from Charlotte is Creative, about Dear Frontline gives artist props to essential workers. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural named Dear Frontline. The mural was found in Uptown Charlotte.

commerce

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in Uptown Charlotte. The name of the sculpture is commerce and it depicts a minor pouring gold on a bankers head. It looks like Alan Greenspan may have posed as the banker :)

The following article, from ArtsAndScience.org fact checks, confirms that the sculpture is of Alan Greenspan. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sculpture, named commerce, found in Uptown Charlotte.

firebird

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Life goes on and people are still enjoying Uptown Charlotte. As shown in today’s photo; people are posing for photos at popular sites such that the Fire Bird in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The Fire Bird is made from mirrors and is affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents.

What I like most about this photo is the couple in the background.

Following is a link to the website for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Fire Bird at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Globe at The Capital Grille

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

The title, of this globe, is Unplugged Fun. The plaque shares the concept that getting outside and playing catch is good for your health and for the health of the planet. Following is an except from the plaque:

Luckily the Charlotte community and Mecklenburg county is home to more than 200 parks and has over 21,000 acres of open space .. When fun is unplugged, kids will get more exercise and become more creative while reducing their carbon footprint.

Note that the artist were students from Francis W. Parker School.

Following is a link to the Francis W. Parker School website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Globe at The Capital Grille in Uptown Charlotte.