Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity

Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #42 is the topic Creativity.

I love to visit cities where I get a surprise free art show! In Lincoln, Nebraska last May, after visiting tourist attractions such as the Capitol and the Sunken Gardens, I Googled restaurants and found Lazlos, in the old part of downtown. After lunch, we walked around and across from the restaurant was an alley that local artists had decorated with murals, whimsical sculptures, and more. It reminded me of Black Cat Alley in Milwaukee, which we had visited the previous November. There were a variety of styles and media.
20180529_131445
The face sculptures were done by Mary Kolar and the stars by Ann S.
20180529_131542
This family was created by Julie McCullough out of discarded miscellaneous objects.
20180529_131550d

Andy Peters created a sculpture (at right) using the theme of the painting at left.

20180529_131630d
I think these are boats?
20180529_131649
This 1960s-style mural took up a large section of wall.
20180529_131721d
I like the way this artist used the contours of the windows when painting this mural.
20180529_131757d
Jen Gay was the creator of this piece.
20180529_131855
And here’s a warning!
20180529_131737
A few days later, we spent 3 nights at an Airbnb in Denver hosted by artist Marlene Feinholz. Most of her paintings have local themes, but there are some unusual pieces too.
20180530_175905
20180530_180540
This space, essentially a “garden apartment” below her residence, used to be her studio, but she decided to move her studio upstairs and rent out the apartment to visitors to Denver. Most of the artwork (with the exception of a couple of Picassos she apparently picked up in Spain) was her own.
20180602_085608

 

 

7 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity

  1. Wow, what a creative gallery! Many styles and different art thinking. Loved especially the very whimsical ones, and Andy Peters’. I do envy your three nights at the artist’s den…Gorgeous.

Leave a Reply to amoralegria Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s