Every event has a muse that rarely takes center stage. The Creswell Library has Carol who makes sure "it" happens...
... and other muses like Esther and Stacy who have the youth and drive to make things go. Of course I can't forget Yaakov Levine the other library staffer, you can't have the time to do all this work without someone "watching the store."
Helen is everywhere and when she stops for a second she puts together a great newspaper "The Creswell Chronicle" our wonderful weekly newspaper.
So it is time for the Annual Creswell Library art show featuring many area artists who presented some really great art work.
... Esther (the lady at the top of the ladder) painted this great winter scene.
... while this graceful piece was ethereal and thoughtful...
... and this one was inspiring. The title is "The Plein Air Artist" by Sally Schwader and the artist pictured is a friend, Brooks Hickerson, who formed the Plein Air Artists of Eugene/Springfield. He is an inspiration and a soft spoken ex-Texan. (If there is any such thing as an ex-Texan)
... and Shirley Froyd's chickens.
Some young people from Cottage Grove created several of these colorful collages.
A few miscellaneous shots between art events include the "Hand Grenade" sticker on a car near the U of O. What is that all about?
Now it's time for the First Friday Art Walk and I'm in the parking structure on Willamette known as the Parcade and this is their "E" from the second floor.
I didn't do a lot of walking tonight (still getting my sea legs) but got a shot of the Karin Clarke gallery with some patrons viewing the art of Margaret Coe...
Margaret is one of my favorite artists in the area and the mother of Karin...
... also the grand mother of new baby "M" a wonderful lad who worked the crowd along with mom and grand mom. What a great family and exciting gallery.
I wasn't the only camera person there but not nearly as colorful or sparkling as this smiling lady.
One of the things I like about much of Margaret's work are the people that sometimes show up in her works. There is a tiny to the right center in this painting on the point of land.
Renee Manford was manning the Annex which was, like the main gallery, very busy tonight.
I can't tell you how much I enjoy the art walk for all the variation and inspiration.
The art walks are not just for seniors like me I am seeing more and more young people at the walks and only wish I had developed this appreciation spent more time with art much earlier in my life.
The sun had set as I sat on a bench outside the Karin Clarke annex but the sky was still blue...
... and the parcade took on the orange glow of the street lights as art danced and ...
... a street musician played a soft tune.
Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 314 ~ The Contender 328
Quote of the Day ~
"Ethereal minstrel! pilgrim of the sky!" ~ William Wordsworth