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.

continuum fresco

continuum fresco by Ben Long found at 401 North Tryon in Uptown Charlotte
Connie and I were walking home from an evening stroll and notice a person taking photos … naturally I went to see what he was taking photos of and found this continuum fresco by Ben Long … it is at 401 North Tryon Street and open for the public to enjoy.

Note that the fresco is in a dome and an interesting point I found is that if you set your smartphone on a timer you can place it in the center of the pattern on the sidewalk and take fairly cool selfie with Ben (smile).

Mint Museum

The Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte
The Mint Museum is one of Uptown Charlotte’s treasures … it not only houses great art … the building itself is a work or art. Their website says it was designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates. Personally I like the lines and geometry of the building (smile).

This photo was taken at 500 South Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Mint Museum Uptown’s website

gospel music in front of Il Grande Disco

Sunday morning gospel music in front of Il Grande Disco at Independence Square in Uptown Charlotte.
On a pleasant Sunday stroll, through Uptown Charlotte, we were treated to gospel music in front of Il Grande Disco at Independence Square in Uptown Charlotte. The art was created by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro who created four similar sculptors which can be found in Milan Italy, Chicago, PepsiCo Headquarters in Purchase NY, and Darmstadt Germany. The art has also been featured in several movies filmed in Charlotte, one of those being the 2002 film Juwanna Mann.

Part of the plaque states. “Our life today is one of crisis…of movement…of tension. We do not know what our world will become. I try to say something about this uncertainty in my work”.

This photo was taken at the intersection of Trade Street and Tyron Street. There is an interesting article at about.com.

Firebird at the Museum of Modern Art

The Firebird stands outisde of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte
The firebird at the Museum of Modern Art is a commonly photographed piece of art in Charlotte. Given it is covered in mirrors it presents many photo opportunities on bright sunny days. In fact, September of 2011, I shared a self portrait taken from the reflections from the mirrors. However, for this post I chose to share a photo of the firebird in the early morning with the lights in the background.

Notice that the sculpture is a bird-like creature which sits on a perch. Both the firebird and perch are covered in mirrors so it is easy to envision this is something other than a bird … a cowboy perhaps (smile).

The firebird stands in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte. The photo was taken at the intersection of Tryon Street and Levine Avenue of the Arts. The firebird was created in 1991 by the French/American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Interestingly the press release states that it is “privately-owned public art” and is a permanent fixture in the Bechtler Museum.