Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Art Walking

This weekend, we attended the Fall Art Walk: an event that features local artists,
musicians, dance troupes, and theater groups.  The art council shuts down 10 city blocks
and fills them with beautiful, creative vibes of which we were so happy to take in.  We
met so many interesting people, most of them living in our small area of Louisiana and
some traveling hundreds of miles to be a part of this special event.  We met
sculptors, painters, poets, and muralists.  We cheered on belly dancers and ballerinas
and watched body painters transform a woman's skin into a living work of art.
This night was especially important because my brother and his wife were showing
several pieces from their most recent collection.  My mama and I were beaming with pride
as we watched them discuss their work with people walking by their display, showing off
their hard work and raw talent.  It was such a beautiful thing to witness them in
their element, taking their love for the arts to a new level.

My mom fell in love with a pendant decoupaged with antique stamps.  Isabelle enjoyed
a collection of bird houses constructed from old cabinet doors and lined with vintage
Life magazine covers.  And I fell head over heels for a 16 year old girl's paintings using
pages from anatomy and physiology text books.  I ended up buying my brother's piece,
"No Place Like Home", which he constructed using a piece of wood from our family's
barn.  There's a special spot in our kitchen anxiously awaiting its arrival. 


Jess said...

Oooooh! I want to see what piece you bought!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time! I understand why you bought the piece (Is it the one of the photos?), so many memories and I am sure it will look great in your kitchen - Surely there is no place like home!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

that 'no place like home' piece was the first thing that stuck out to me in the photo. :) glad it found a good home!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun!

I wanna see what piece you bought too! :D

Little Gray Pixel said...

Very cool! I love all the Fleur-de-lis imagery they use in their work, especially the one leaning against your No Place Like Home piece.

Anonymous said...

Is there a place (website, Etsy, or Facebook) where we could see & buy your brother's art?

randalin said...

Sounds like you went home with a great piece of art and great memories. I'd call that a pretty good day :)

Caitlin said...

Love this! And love hearing about other Flogging Molly fans ;)

KimBerly said...

I love art. It sounds like you have a very creative and artistic family.