park bench

Today’s photo continues my evening stroll mini-series. The foreground features a park bench with long shadows from the evening sun. The photo was taken in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte and died 1988. Bearden was an artist, author, and song writer.

A Google search finds that “the park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings”.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden and the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden Park. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A park bench in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte.

mural detail

Today we share a few details from the President’s Cup mural which we have highlighted the last two days. My favorite is the photo with signatures. What I especial like are the joggers (you have to zoom in to see them) in the bottom of the mural next to the signatures.

Following are links to the muralist @Traveling_Gypsy and @TreasyTreaz. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Part of a mural found in uptown Charlotte.

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

the big picture

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

Today’s photo shows how the last two post fit in the big picture. The mural is on a garage door at back of the Knight Theater which is naturally where the trash pick up is it. The Knight Theater is one of the venues in the Blumenthal Performing Arts family where magic is made. And even in the big picture one has to take out the trash. Might as well be in a pink dumpster.

Soon I will share a face-filter image of the mural.

Following is link to the Blumenthal Performing Arts website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A pink dumpster with a mural in the background.

Mural Monday, magic

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

Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing a mural called “where the magic happens”. The mural is signed by @Traveling_Gypsy and @Duarte_Designs; and zooming in I found a QR code which promises a video of the artist, the ability to generate site-specific “face filters”, and explore a 3-D model of the piece.

Okay, I will admit that I had to Google what a face filter was (embarrassing).

The artist are Sydney Duarte and Ann Duarte.   The mural can be found at 400 South Church Street.

Following is a link to the Uptown Interactive webpage which places QR codes next to many of the murals in Uptown Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural call “where the magic happens” found in uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

Mural Monday

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

Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing this inspirational mural found in uptown Charlotte. The mural artist is Nick Napoletano a local Charlotte artist who has created numerous murals around Charlotte. In addition Nick’s website says he is working on “design collaboration merging our world with Virtual and Augmented Reality”. Check Nick’s art out at Nick Napoletano Art website and his Two Form instagram account.

We are also sharing a gallery, of the detail, in this mural.

Following is a link to today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An inspirational mural found in uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

fall colors

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

This photo was taken recently however it is almost out of season. The temperatures ae dropping and the leaves are falling. The building in the background is the Carillon Tower.

Following is link to the Carillon Tower. I especially like the art inside the Carillon Tower. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Falls colors in uptown Charlotte.

no rhyme or reason

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

Today’s photo show a message found on the steps of the Mint museum in uptown Charlotte. The message is by Emily Little and is part an art initiative called Of Earth and Sky CLT.

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

Following is a link to the Rhyme or Reason at the Writing Cooperative. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A message found on the steps of the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte.

looking glass

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

Today’s photo was taken through a window at the Barcelona wine bar in the South End district. This is actually a photo of a photo hanging in the entrance to the Barcelona restaurant. And in the original photo you will find my reflection.

Note that the Barcelona wine bar has patio dinning with heaters which is good during the pandemic.

Following is a link to the Barcelona win bar website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  taking a photo through a window.

pre-historic

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

Today’s photo shows art found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. I’ll have to keep a watch on this and take a photo when the flowers are in full bloom.

This is an example of when the title is as artistic as the art itself. The sign says “Pre-Historic South End – Brontosaurus”.

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

Following is a link to a wikipedia article about Brontosaurus also know as a Thunder Lizard. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Art found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

fall colors

Yesterday, while on a walk with my wife, we admired the Fall colors found in the uptown Charlotte parks. This specific tree stood out and we went to some efforts to capture a photo. Specifically we used the panorama feature on my iPhone.

You can see that we are also sharing a slide show with impression of the colors. Which one is your favorite.

Most of these photos were created using ByFunky.com

Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:

welcome

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

This is one of two identical artworks welcoming you to uptown Charlotte. But I am not sure if they are welcoming auto traffic or visiting UFO’s.

A little Goggle research finds that they are called the “Tyron bridge beacons” and were designed by Friedrich St. Florian Architects. An article indicates that they were creating a sense of theatrical splendor that radiates from the assembly of high rise buildings seen from the bridge,

Following is a link to the Friedrich St. Florian Architects website, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: One of two welcome sculptures at the entrance to uptown Charlotte.

signs

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

These signs have been shared previously however today they are shared from a new perspective. The perspective shows the new Duke Plaza office tower which is nearing the end of construction .. a sign of progress.

A personal note; the signs are in the park at the front door were my wife and I live. One of the signs states that Charlotte is the center of the known world .. maybe a stretch but I like the sign.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Daily Photo Facebook page with a photo of the Center of Known World sign, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Signs and new construction in uptown Charlotte

Monday Mural – performing art

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

Today is our contribution the the Monday Mural theme. I especially like this mural given that it honors the performing arts. Nick Napoletano created this mural and many more through out Charlotte. Nick signs his murals as @NAPOLETNOART

Following is a link to Napoletano Arts website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural honoring the performing arts.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

McColl Center

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

Today’s photo shows a sign a the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte. The message the share is Art Thrives When Artist Do.

The McColl Center’s website describes themself as an artist residency and contemporary art space. Their about page also shares a mission and vision.

Following is a link the McColl Center’s website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  The McColl Center shares an important message.https://www.flickr.com/photos/125583916@N08/51624517680/in/dateposted/

eyes

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

Today’s photo is a quick iPhone snap taken today when I was exercising. The photo does not do justice for this art project in uptown Charlotte. The concept interest me so I am sure I will be back to take more photos.

The art project is by Aguinaldo Santos, a local Charlotte artist. The collage of eyes is part of a larger project called 1839 Art exhibition. The collage of eyes is on one end of an exhibit in the “form of a model … of the first commercial photographic camera in the world, made in France in 1839”.

Interestingly, part of the exhibit includes the statement that the “Human Eye is equivalent to a 576 Megapixel camera”.

For more information please visit AN.LO Visualization Studio and view the 1839 Art exhibit PDF which comes up from his QR code.

The exhibit can be found at 325 S. Tyron from October 22nd to November 26th.