In which I go for a little wander, and look for art on the way
Clear skies this morning, after a gusty-windy night in Reno...
|Trees in a pocket park, downtown Reno|
and I was dying to get out and wiggle today!
Sherri and Diana wanted to relax and gamble, so I pointed the Christine at the Nevada Museum of Art and let it show me the way.
Alas, like most museums, this place doesn't allow photography in the galleries, so I can't share photos on the blog. If you want to see what I saw, visit the link above.
The best horse art (aside from the Deborah Butterfield horse above) is in the "Work Ethic in American Art" gallery on the third floor, which is not featured on the museum website. Too bad. There's some neat stuff there.
Since I can't share that part of the day with you, I will share photos of the public art I saw while I was walking.
|Overpass pedestrian bridge. |
I'm not sure exactly what is being depicted here.
Coyote? and a duck? and a...clam?
Some art was clearly chosen by a committee.
|Mural outside a tattoo shop|
Other pieces were the vision of a single artist.
|Detail of the tattoo mural|
|Security bars over a business window|
|Bike rack at a school|
...or just hysterical.
|Custom grill outside a saw-sharpening shop|
Or, just for fun.
|Some kind of traffic control box outside a children's learning center|
|Stained glass window at a burger place|
Or, just because.
|Decorative lampshades installed on a tree.|
Yes. I love this.
|The wrought-iron fence outside this body-shop featured car logos inset,|
and climbing rose branches intertwined.
Tomorrow is load-in day for vendors at the AERC Convention, so we're heading to bed early.
Watch this space tomorrow for some previews of excellent shopping. If you're coming to the party, remember to like American Trail Gear's Facebook page--we'll give the first five "like-ers" a free endurance sponge!