Friday, March 19, 2010

Art on a Friday Night

So my friend Bob is an artist. He has done all different kinds of things over the years. Some paintings, but a lot of what I think he calls craft art. A couple of years ago he came up with these feather paintings. They are amazing! They are made of feather boas on a wire grid. I was excited when he told me he was having a showing. So my friend Lezlee and I went to see them tonight. Some of the photos look like they might be out of focus, but I think it's just the nature of the feathers. It is also cool because they kind of move when you go by them. All the different color combinations really made me think about color.

Lezlee took a photo of me, I guess to prove I was really there.

This is a sample of the other artists work who was showing with him. It looked a little like a spirograph. Bob's wife Lynne said they seemed a little frantic to her and made her think of work.

We went to another gallery to see some paintings of another artist Lezlee knew, I think his name was Brian Boner. He was from North Dakota and so some of his paintings have a rural feel. I liked the buffalo in the background here. This was a huge painting and the ones in the background looked like they were really walking towards you.

There was a second artist showing with Brian Boner a lady and I think her name was Lee something. (whoops) This is one of her paintings. It was called something like origins. It's kind of cool, there are trees and birds on the bottom and then a cathedral space on top. I thought it was kind of cool.

Pardon the flash reflection. This is another one of hers called Out on a ledge.

This is a protrait of Brian's wife. I thought it was pretty cool too. Lezlee has a couple of his paintings at home.

I thought of Dave Hale and his tractors when I saw this.

This is another one of Lee's. Several of her paintings had a religous theme.

This was my favorite one of Brian's. It was sold. Not that I had the money to buy it anyway.

A close up of the raven's feet.

These are by Brian's wife. They make me think of an ant farm. The "trail" was carved out.

So as we were walking there were these two bright orange, matching tricked out Harley's. I thought they were kind of fun to see.

And then there was this unexplained fun mural on the side of this building. Lezlee said they change the mural about every month.


Cynthia said...

You always find fun things to do.

bandanamomtoo said...

I think the other artist's name was Lee Hazel. Thanks for inviting me, it was fun. 3rd Fridays are so much less hectic than 1st Fridays, you can see most of the actual artwork!

Cathy said...

Thanks for explaining what Bob had done, I was trying to figure it out!

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