Tuesday, September 24, 2013
RECYCLED ART SHOW AT LEAVENWORTH
At Leavenworth, as part of their Salmon Festival, the River Front Museum and Gallery asked for recycled art submissions, that included a children's category. This masterfully done crow was installed in the yard.
Also in the yard, hanging from a birch tree, saw blades of various sizes made a nice sculpture.
On the porch this giant dragonfly.
Inside, made from wire and paper, was this delightful chihuahua, my favorite piece. There was no indication of what criteria the judges used to decide a winner, if they chose a winner.
Several old windows were converted to art windows with crushed glass.
I'd like one of those.
They were all made by the same artist.
This multimedia piece used up some unusual items, bullets and shell casings, used corks, sea shells and buttons.
The artist chose interesting items for jewelry. The necklace on the left has cut up credit card pieces. The trouble with pieces like this, is you can't wear them.
The kids entries were pretty neat.
This boy used an old door, painted it and rigged a plaster three-dimensional, tiled sculpture of a salmon in the bear's mouth. Lot of work and effort here.
Sturdy feed sacks turned into shopping bags. Nice.
This wall hanging was made from old sweaters, but, I could visualize it as a bath mat, washable, nice and soft on your feet coming out of the shower. Nice.
This nice piece was made from a radiator cover, mounted on wood. I got a little art fix at Leavenworth, we moved on to a Thousand Trails Park about 25 miles up the road. Yesterday, between raindrops, Jim and I walked the Park.
The lodge had this magnificent fireplace and a big bin of wood. Nobody was about. It is definitely fall chasing winter here.
I thought of my son-in-law when I saw a double football field sized expanse of grass. The sport here is frisbee golf. This is a "hole" or goal. We saw five of these, some over treed areas.
Mushrooms the size of portabellas, looked delicious, but I know better than to pick them. Washington would be a good state to grow mushrooms. I wonder? Wild Portabellas? Must they be imported from Italy?