Today’s photo shows artwork along the Rail Trail near Uptown Charlotte. A plaque says that the artist, Toth Depena, was inspired by motion activation of a static sculpture.
Following is a link to the Color Forest website which can be found near the Bland station.
We recently found a restaurant called Flower Child. As the art work suggest its a hip place. Just a short walk from Uptown we were greeted by this blast from the past.
Following is a link to the Flower Child restaurant which is located at 1537 Camden Road.
We are sharing another photo from Amelies, one of our favorite restaurants. Notice the tree hanging from the ceiling.
Following is a link to the Amelies French Bakery and Cafe website. The address is 380 South College street.
This mural was found on the side of the Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte.
The mural is signed by Red Calaca Studio and can be seen at 6th and Tryon.
We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.
But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.
This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.
Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.
The AIDS Walk was a colorful event. I was especially pleased with volunteers handing our water and snacks to the walkers.
The AIDS Walk Charlotte website states that $147,000+ has been raised.
This photo was taken at the intersection of Levin Avenue for the Arts and Tryon street. Following is a link for the Levin Center for the Arts.
This giant teeter tooter is found at the light rail Bland street station. It is at least 20 feet long and lots of fun.
There are several similar pieces of participative art on the Rail Trail.
This photo was taken at 1511 Bland Street in the South End. Following is a link to the Bland Street station website.
This sculpture is called Woman Grasshopper and can be found at the Bechtler Museum of modern art. The artist is Germaine Richer. The art work was created in 1946.
Following is a selfie with the women grasshopper ;)
These photos were taken at 420 South Tryon Street.
A while back we took our grandson to the Children’s library in Uptown Charlotte. This art by Allison … and a few others … caught my eye.
The Children’s library is at ImaginOn at 300 East 7th Street and offers a fun filled afternoon for families.
This is my failed attempt to use the timed photo feature on my phone. Sometimes it is good to laugh at yourself ;)
The photo was taken in the lobby of the Belk Theater at intermission. And yes I had enjoyed a glass of wine before the photo ;)
The scene is of the Belk Theater at 130 North Tryon. Following is a link to a previously shared photo taken from outside the Belk Theater which is part of Blumenthal Performing Art.
This statue is one of four at the intersection of Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte. The scene depicts a miner poring gold on the head of a banker!
The art work is called Commerce.
Personally I like that each statue is two separate pieces of art detecting an aspect of Charlotte’s history.
I took this photo while practicing with timed photography on my iPhone. After taking it I realized there is a sea of footprints in the carpet ;)
This photo was taken in the Belk Theater at 130 North Tryon. We were attended a tribute to John Denver’s music performed by the Charlotte Symphony.
This photo was taken on a recent stroll in Uptown. We have not been yet however we will go soon.
The website says it’s a Nationally Acclaimed Contemporary Arts Center.
The McColl Center for Art and Innovation is at 721 North Tryon.
Two of my favorite pieces of art are found at the Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown Charlotte.
They depict what is going on in my life … work and chaos (smile)
There are actually three frescoes created by Ben Long.
This photo was taken at 101 North Tryon
Today was overcast and rainy. A stay inside sort of day. So for our outing we strolled through the Overstreet Mall to Amalie’s.
From the photo, you can see that Amalie’s is fun and eclectic.
As regulars we recommend Amalie’s for the atmosphere, wine, food, and for their baguettes. Oh, and their pastries a very good too.
Amalie’s French Baker is at 380 South College.
Today’s photo shows unique architecture and lights at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte.
This photo was taken at 420 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the website for Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.