Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket is being performed in Charlotte this weekend
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.

Jazz at the Bechtler Museum

Jazz at the Bechtler
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.

hear the truth

a work of art called Hear the Truth, found Imaginon in Uptown Charlotte
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.

chicken art

Chicken art in the Southend near 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.

theme day – stylish

theme day - stylish is in the eye of the beholder.  art found at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte
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.

PS: Checkout the Daily Photo Collage. It is a fast fun way to see the photos from the City Daily Photo community. Hover over each thumbnail you will see who posted, from where, the title, and when the post was made. Click on the photo and you are taken to the site … enjoy!

Cover Up your style

Cover Up your style .. art at the Mint Museum
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.

Street map you can walk on

An interesting piece of art, at street map you can walk on, is found at the  Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Uptown Charlotte
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.