Monday, April 19, 2010

*4 Bridges*





I love my town. Yesterday was the 4 Bridges Art Festival and it was bursting with amazing art. I had a little date with Juden and these were our favorite picks. The above artist is Patricia DeLeon Alfonso and her work is pristine, whimsical and compelling. I loved it all, especially the umbrella oval piece. Juden loved the purple strand in her hair and made sure he told her that it was beautiful.
The work of Shaun LaRose was also a favorite...stunning breathtaking and powerful. He also makes furniture and incredible murals, one of which beautifies the main street area of our city giving it a bit more of an urban edge.


artist standing to the right


Juden's pick-Tim Hooper


It was a fun afternoon that made me love my city and feel inspired. We came home to this sight...not surprising after he got home at 4:30am from one of his four shows this week. Piggy-back swinging seems like a perfect way to spend a post-show tired Sunday afternoon.

Honestly we've had some stress this weekend, a stubborn stomach virus and tough school decisions. But worst was getting home from Josh's show Friday and finding that some mean person decided to make two pages worth of PlayStation purchases draining our entire bank account. But my, when you look at the good, there is always so much to be found. So much.

6 comments:

Mom said...

I would love to see the day when your brother Scott has time to paint and sketch more and is featured with Chattanooga's artists!

amber said...

patricia and shaun were my favorites, too! glad to see you and juden there! hope that you are able to make it to the small group retreat this weekend! i was really looking forward to spending more time with you!

Susan said...

sounds like you had a lovely day with Juden. wish it hadn't been clouded by the bank mess. Let me know how that progresses - makes me so mad!

anna j said...

Thank you for posting these pics: I was sad to be so far away this year, missing the fine art festivities there, so it is good to see your visuals. And I do hope all is well with the funds--please give a shout-out update, if you think to . . .

linda said...

oh thanks for asking Anna. It is continuing to be worked out. The bank will be liable for it and the amount will I suppose disappear into the black hole of insurance. We won't lose our $ though. Phew.

anna j said...

Oh I'm SO very happy to hear that you won't lose anything . . . and thankful on your behalf for that insurance black hole :-)