I took today’s photo because of the lighting, which I thought was especially appealing. However, by chance the photo also include a sign advertising a performance, by the Charlotte Symphony called, Lemony Snicket’s. We are pleased to be taking our grandson to the performance this weekend. The event website shares the following description:
Join us for mystery, magic and music in this special program that features an orchestral “whodunit” with Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer Is Dead” in which the entire orchestra is under investigation!
The performance will be at the Knight Theater at 430 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the Lemony Snicket’s event page.
Today’s photo shows the ceiling at the Belk Theater where we recently enjoyed a performance by the Charlotte Symphony. I’m pleased with how the photo turned out given it was a quick snap using my iPhone.
This photo was taken at 130 N Tryon St. Following is a link for the Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Friday night we enjoyed jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. As normal we enjoyed the music. However, I was especially interested in a couple of comments from the stage which I would like to share. Specifically it was mentioned that “2017 is the 175th anniversary of invention of the saxophone.” Also, another comment was made. Something along the lines of: “John Taylor was president in 1842 when the saxophone was invented. But really, in the course of history, what does it matter who the president was”.
This photo was taken at 420 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
The street art caught my attention and I liked the message … may their walk be full of grace. And I especially like that the artist, Rasul Ullah, signed his work.
The art can be found at the corner of 3rd street and S. Brevard St in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the artist Facebook page.
I have not found a name for this piece of art so we call it hanging out at One Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte … wish I knew who the artist was.
This photo was taken near One Wells Fargo Center. Following is a link to previously posted photos of hanging out.
This hexpong table can be found at the Bland Station on the light rail. This, along with other colorful touches removes the bland from the Bland Station (smile). A plaque explains that it is called #HEXPONG and 2-6 can play. Balls and Paddles are provided.
This photo was taken at the Bland Station in the Southend near Uptown Charlotte.
While on a walk though the Southend I took this photo of the Charlotte Art League gallery. Of special interest is the Summer Art Camp for kids and teens.
This photo was taken near the Bland Station LYNX Station. Following is a link to the Charlotte Art League.
Great literature is honored in a small Uptown park called the Green. On one end there are two art works in the from of books stacked two stories high … if you look at it another way you could say the books are stacked 15 stories high (smile) … so two stories are literal while 15 stories are literary.
While on a stroll through uptown we enjoy the art at ImaginOn a children’s library and theater. This is a photo of one work of art called Hear the Truth. There is similar art including a keyboard large enough to jump from key to key. Also, our grandson can attest to how fun the Children’s Theater is!
A Wikipedia article says ImaginOn is a collaborative venture of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the Children’s Theater of Charlotte located in Charlotte. ImageOn is located at 300 East Seventh Streett in Uptown Charlotte.
It has been unseasonably hot and like many we have spent more time than usual in the comfort of air-conditioned places. However this weekend I took a long walk in the heat and it felt good. While on my walk I passed by this chicken art in Southend near Uptown Charlotte.
this photo was taken near the Bland Station on the Blue Line. It is also near the futo buta ramen restaurant.
Today’s photo shows a passage with depth in Uptown Charlotte. This passage runs next to the Belk Theater where we enjoy the symphony, Broadway shows, and music events.
The Belk Theater is as 130 North Tryon Street.
Today we share a little irony in the form of this staircase art in elevator lobby. The photo was taken in one of the office buildings in Uptown Charlotte. Note that I goggled the subject and found the phrase art of irony … thought it matched (smile). Also I found these flickr groups called ironic art and irony all around us.
Style is in the eye of the beholder. To me this is a great alternative to wearing a tie (smile). Today is theme day – stylish … in the City Daily Photo community. This theme presented some real challenges for me. Last weekend we were at a great lounge and many young ladies were dressed quite stylishly … not ready to be told no I let the opportunity pass … then I found that the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte had a special Holston and Warhol exhibit from March 7th through June 14th … a perfect opportunity because there was some serious stylish going on … however no photos were allowed … so we also went to see the second special exhibit called body embellishment … not really my cup of tea until I found that some of the pieces of art had Safe for Social signs … once confirming the signs meaning with the guard I snapped this photo with my iPhone and will now dutifully include a #TheMintMuseum hash tag. Also, I should share that the art was created by Swiss artist David Bielander
Visit the City Daily Photo theme day and enjoy interpretations of stylish from around the world.
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This is a reminder to not cover up your style … tomorrow is monthly City Daily Photo theme day and the theme is stylish .. join us tomorrow for interpretations of stylish from photo bloggers around the world.
The art in today’s photo is called Cover Up and was created by Bob Trotman. It is on display at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte. The plaque indicated that the art conveys “visual warmth and frankness with a startling since of isolation”
I was especially pleased to find that the Mint allows photography in their permanent exhibit galleries. Also, in their special exhibit galleries there were a few pieces of art marked safe for social complete with a recommended hash tag of #TheMintMuseum
This photo was taken at the Mint Museum Uptown which is near the intersection of Levine Avenue of the Arts and South Tryon.
I find this piece of art very interesting. It is a street map you can walk on. You can literally step up and stroll the streets of uptown Charlotte.
The art can be found at the intersection of South Tryon and West Stonewall. The art can be found outside of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture. This a link to their website.
The McColl Center has peaked my interest yet we have not visited … something we intend to resolve in the near future and we will keep you posted as we find out more. … their website tag line is for Art and Innovation.
This photo as taken at 721 N Tryon ST and this is a link to their website.