Saturday, April 7, 2012

First Friday Art Walk in April . . .

     They had a contest of high school students art projects and we got to vote for them.  I had 4 other art places to visit so didn't stay for the results.  This one was made like a staircase with the evolution of a tree. . .  I like how it progresses from an acorn to a small plant to a small tree and then a full grown tree stump.                Step by step!

     I listened to the musical selections these two men provided on the Sax and Keyboard.  I got to hear 4 selections while finishing my art walk in the studio and having refreshments.  They were great!  It was well worth the time I spent there Friday night.

This owl caught my eye as I entered the art studio. . . 

The portrayal of ADDICTION is so vivid -- it grabs you!

This one was called "Singing in the rain . . . "

     An artist named Ron Jones got me interested in doing the First Friday Art Walk.  This is one of his      pieces.  It took him over 400 hours to draw it he told me Friday night  . . .  the drawing is so detailed  -- click on it to see it better.  (Sorry about the light reflections my camera caught photographing it.).  He came to our apartment building almost 4 years ago and showed us some of his his work and how he did it  after  friend (who has  since passed on) and I visited his art gallery on our first, First Friday Art Walk.  

     This bear art has been at many First Friday art walks. . . but this is the first time I got a chance to take a photo of it without people standing in front of it.  I think it is so realistic!

     I will end with this one of our flag. . . never get tired of seeing that flag and being reminded of what it stands for. . .

     I forgot to re-charge my camera battery or take an extra one so my camera died on me before I got to the last three galleries but the above should show you a sampling of the art we try to appreciate here in Vancouver.  Thanks for joining me on part of my Art Walk!


  1. Oh you have had a pretty nice day in the galleries I can see! :) Many beautiful arts..

    and my favourite is the tree growing in steps, the owl and the trees grabbing the child! Children might see old trees like that.. at least I did when I was a child.. i remember I was afraid an old big tree.. :))

    And I like the bear also! :)

  2. The evolution of the tree is amazing...and I love the flag...they're all wonderful....many talented people.....I remember your friend.
    Have a blessed Easter,
    Mama Bear

  3. I remember you doing the walk last year - glad you're taking us along again. The step/tree is my favorite of what you've shown. Hope you had a happy weekend, Paulie.

  4. I really LOve the bear, the umbrella, and most of all , the owl!So colorful! How interesting it is to visit such places with you!
    I hope you had a nice Easter Day!

  5. Thank you for sharing. It is sometimes hard to get a chance to see a variety of art when you live in a small town as I do. I always have extra batteries--I sometimes which I had them with me.

  6. correction: I sometimes wish...

  7. What a great idea Art Walk is enabling students to show their work. I like the first one and also the Owl whose eyes capture the audience.Thanks for allowing us to see your selection until the batteries ran out!