The last photograph in the article – the one labeled, “Trail System in Richardson, Texas” was taken right behind my house. One reason we bought the place was because the trail was scheduled to go in (though it took a lot longer than promised). Now, I rarely ride my bike on the trail – it is so popular with families and, especially, people walking dogs on a leash, that I feel safer on the street.
Your “Oh, wow!” for the day: Janet Echelman’s glorious suspended sculptures float over cities across the globe.
I found the National Archives collection of photographs on Flickr a while back while looking for copyright-free images to use in practicing with digital image software. There is some really interesting stuff in here.
You can read about the project here.
Examples that I like:
The light festival is responsible for 86 of the new public art pieces, which will be literally everywhere in the Arts District and at Klyde Warren Park on October 18. Rather than list them out individually, here’s a nifty interactive map to guide you through the exhibition, and here is a complete list of artists and works.
Music (Everything I know I learned from the day my son was born) by Alfredo Jaar at the Nasher Scupture Center
Moore to the point by Rachel Harrison at Dallas City Hall
Flock in Space by Ruben Ochoa at the Trinity River Audubon Center
Black & Blue, Cultural Oasis in the Hills by Vicki Meek at Paul Quinn College
Buried House by Lara Almarcegui at 2226 Exeter Ave in Oak Cliff Gardens in Oak Cliff
Fountainhead by Charles Long at NorthPark Center
X by Liz Larner at the University of Texas at Dallas
Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow by Rick Lowe at Ridgecrest Rd. in Vickery Meadow
CURTAINS by Good/Bad Art Collective at Bryan Tower, 2001 Bryan St. – Space will be open from 2-10 p.m.
dear sunset by Ugo Rondinone at Fish Trap Lake
[For more on Lowe’s Socially Engaged Art piece for Vickery Meadow, go here.]