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Friday, May 31, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

And last, but not least . . .
Farmer's Moon   Artist:Reven Marie Swanson, Colorado

Hop To It   Artist, Kim Shaklee, Colorado

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Header   Artist: Gregory Johnson, Colorado

The Gardener   Artist: Julie Jones Denkers, Indiana

Hugs'n Kittens   Artist, Greg Todd, Colorado

Lucky Duck   Artist: Marianne Caroselli, Texas

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Poco a Poco Se Va Lelos   Artist: Pokey Park, Arizona

Inquisitive Eagle   Artist: Gregory Johnson, Georgia

Joy of the Dance   Artist: D.E. McDermott, Virginia

Radiance   Artist, Gregory Johnson, Georgia

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Isis Revisted   Artist: Glenn Zwergardt, New York

Caetano   Artist: Rollin Karg, Kansas

Play With Me   Artist: Felix Velez, Colorado

High Hopes II   Artist: Georgene McGonagle, Colorado

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Conversations   Artist: Glenn Zweygardt, New York

Untitled Vessel   Artist: Conrad Snider, Kansas

Ominous Tower   Artist: Don Osborn, Kansas

Natural Wonders   Artist: Michele "Moushey" Dale, Wisconsin

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Mongo   Artist: Rollin Karg, Kansas

In The Beginning   Artist: Dan Toone, Utah

Midnight Serenade Pose II   Artist: Pokey Park, Arizona

Farmer   Artist: Lawrence Starck, Colorado

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013




A Look Within   Artist: Dan Toone, Utah



Tropical Encounter   Artist: Glenn Zweygardt, New York

Icarus   Artist: Davide Prete, D.C.

First Kiss   Artist: Greg Todd, Colorado

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sculpture Tour Salina 2013

Watch for a series of posts featuring photo's of the sculptures on display
from this year's sculpture tour.

Also, many local business' around town have purchased sculptures
from past tours for in front of their locations.
I'll feature a series of posts on these sculptures and where they are located.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scenes from the Sculpture Symposium

Along with "K2" by Dee Warren,

  and "Blow Wind Blow" by Rich Bergen,

two other sculpture's were created during the symposium.
They were: "Kansas Blues" by Glenn Zweygardt
and "Ancestral Garden" by Christine Ehnmann.
These two limestone sculpture's will be placed in the sculpture garden with the People's Choice winners from 2011 and 2012.  Check out this link to see those sculpture's.
As soon as they have been placed in the botanical garden, you'll see them here.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Scenes from the Sculpture Symposium

 A symposium was held during the 2012 Sculpture Tour and 
featured four of the artists who had work featured during the tour.
Those artists were: Glenn Zweydardt from New York,
Christine Ehnmann from New York, 
Rich Bergen and Dee Warren, both from Salina.
One of those limestone sculpture's, "Blow Wind Blow" by Rich Bergen 
was placed on Phillips Plaza. 



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sculpture Tour 2013

Another sculpture tour is upon us! 
 
     The 2013 Sculpture Tour kicks off today in downtown Salina.  This years tour features 28 new pieces, many of them larger than in years past.  Also, this year there will be 13 abstract works.  This event gets bigger and better every year!
 
     There will be a second sculpture symposium held this year which will run from May 13 to 17.  Check it out at Memorial Hall and watch the sculptors at work.
 
     So, keep watching for pictures from this years sculpture tour as well as updates on last years additions to the botanical sculpture garden at Oakdale Park.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Scenes from the Sculpture Symposium

 A symposium was held during the 2012 Sculpture Tour and 
featured four of the artists who had work featured during the tour.
Those artists were: Glenn Zweydardt from New York,
Christine Ehnmann from New York, 
Rich Bergen and Dee Warren, both from Salina.
One of those limestone sculpture's, "K2" by Dee Warren, 
was placed out in front of the
Salina Chamber of Commerce building.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scenes from the Sculpture Garden

The first People's Choice sculpture from the very first sculpture tour (2011) in Salina.
This is "Watchdog" sculpted by Louise Peterson, a Colorado-based sculptor.

The 2012 People's Choice winner was: 
"Sweet Kisses" by Marianne Caroselli from Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.
As soon as this sculpture has been placed in the botanical garden, you'll see it here.
Check out this link to see the sculpture during the tour.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

Monday Night Book Discussions
"A WALK IN THE WOODS"
(written by Bill Bryson)
Salina Public Library
Salina, KS
© Lydia Lowe  5/13/2013


     I was not familiar with the Appalachian Trail before I read this book.  I had a vague knowledge that it existed but that was about the extent of it.  Now I feel like I know the trail, have knowledge of the hike, and understand the area it covers so much better.

    This is a great armchair travel book.  I got to travel the trail and enjoy the hike, but didn't have to purchase the equipment, carry the pack, or go through the physical challenges.  Yet, I feel like I actually traveled the trail with Bryson and Katz.  What I liked about this book besides the travel up the trail, was the historical facts about the trail and the park service as well as Bryson's critique on the history and the park service.  The critique didn't pull any punches and laid out exactly how Bryson felt about all things related to the AT (Appalachian Trail). 

     This was also a story of unlikely relationships and how they develop.  When Bryson tries to find someone to accompany him, a most unlikely person agrees to go along with him.  How the two men's relationship develops with each other, with the trail, and with fellow hikers as well as all of the assorted characters they meet along the way who speed them along on their journey: innkeepers, shop keepers, the various restaurants they visit, people traveling along highways who provide free rides.  It's also about, how they come to crave everyday life and the items that go with it: a comfortable bed, a soft drink, a hot shower, highways, and traffic. 

    This book has it all: history, vicarious travel and adventure, relationships, a story line that grabs your attention and won't let go, plus it's easy to read, too.  Pick up a copy of this book and travel the AT with Bryson and Katz.

Friday, May 10, 2013