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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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”.