Friday, June 01, 2007

Photo Hunt: Art

For these week's theme of Art I decided to show some with western American flair. I took these photographs of the artwork that is displayed on some buildings here in town. To really appreciate the details in the paintings click on each photo to enlarge it. The first is of our convention center.
The following two photos show western scenes painted on the Sun Dance Casino across from the convention center. Our small town's claim to fame is that the local bank was the last one to be robbed by Butch Cassidy, the Sun Dance Kid, and some of their compadres. There's some evidence to the contrary, but hey, the town's claimed it too long to give it up now, right?
Notice how the artist worked with what was on the building, incorporating it into the artwork: the door for the stage coach above and the security light and pipe on the horse's head below.
Check out other photographers' interpretations of art at tnchick.com. And to see more great murals click on over to Alice's site and also Janie's. These are awesome!


42 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

wonderful art work that you captured!!

Incog & Nito said...

Nice shots. You can see some amazing art on the side of buildings. Happy weekend.

Angela said...

Cool murals! Thanks for visiting.

Whirlwind said...

Those must be great to see when you drive by.

Patricia said...

Those are great. An artist has done something similar on some buildings in a town north of us. In one of them the artist has painted cattle, and as you drive by the building, you can hear cattle mooing. Very creative. Welcome to the Photo Hunt!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are great murals. It's amazing how an artist or group of artists can come up with such a grand display of art.

Jane said...

Murals are one artform that I have really come to enjoy since moving out west. The weather on the East Coast makes them a less prosperous art form. Here in LA we have tons and I love them all. I love how the door way is part of the stage coach!

Melli said...

WONDERFUL! I love finding outdoor murals! It's always such a surprise! Always appreciated! Good job!

Linda said...

Those are some amazing murals and I say if your town wants to lay claim to being the last bank robbed by Butch and Sundance then more power to them! They could claim worse things!

Lisa Renee said...

Welcome to Photo Hunt and excellent choices for this week's theme. The murals are fantastic!

:-)

Autumn said...

Welcome to photo hunt those are Very nice photos. I like seeing painting on buildings like those.
I have a post up too so please stop by

jmb said...

These certainly add interest to the town.

me said...

ooh. nice murals.

maiylah said...

cool artworks!!
thanks for sharing. :)

Jenn in Holland said...

What a great idea. I love the art you get to see everyday!

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing that little trivia about your town. The last mural's the best for me. :) cu

A. said...

Wonderful! Without the murals those buildings would be so boring and unattractive.

Welcome to the Photo Hunt!

eija said...

Way better than those concrete- and glass walls everywhere! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for stopping by :)

pat said...

Wow - what great works of art!!

Happy Weekend and welcome to the Photo Hunt.

jenny said...

Those were really cool!! I admire the artists who do such large work!

Dirkey said...

cool shots!! I love the murals, we have some murals of stuff in Philly never even thought of taking pictures of it.

tiffane said...

welcome to the hunt! these are some great photos!

Dragonheart said...

Gorgeous! Those are beautiful murals. :)

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Welcome to the photo hunt! Those are great paintings. . . I am also featuring art on the sides of buildings downtown.

Gran - (Angela) said...

Great murals, I love the way the artists worked with the building's features...welcome to photo hunters! Mine are up. Have a Wonderful Weeken!

Imma ( Alice) said...

Fantastic!!! I'm going to link to your blog from mine to send others here to see your murals. I hope you will be impressed enough with my blog to do the same. I also posted murals on local buildings.

http://iwasborn2cree8.blogspot.com

Judi said...

very cool artwork!

GEWELS said...

Very cool murals. Love the Western theme and the Butch cassidy story.
Who cares if it may be a tall tale.

MommyBa said...

Wow! This looks so cool!!! Very cool murals you shared here :)

Teena said...

Wow! Very cool!

Mine's up ... c'mon by :)

Ladynred said...

Wonderful pictures of art. TFS!
So you have a daughter name Abby too I gather!

Present Storm said...

These are great. I have always wished I could paint like that. I guess everyone can't have the same talents though.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

PowersTwinB said...

what awesome art! I loved the one with the stagecoach! Very nice take on this weeks theme! Welcome to Photo Hunters. My photo is up, please come and visit

alisonwonderland said...

nice choices for this week's theme! welcome to Photo Hunters!

thanks for stopping by! i like your blog; i'll be back another day!

Leslie said...

Wonderful "art" photos. The murals are really spectacular.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Those are really neat murals. This is the first time I have visited your blog. What beautiful daughters you have!

athena said...

enjoyed looking at the murals. can't wait for some more!

Liz said...

They are fantastic! So realistic.

jcfloresinc said...

Great pictures. We love art on buildings. It makes them more outstanding. Welcome to the Photo Hunt. We have lots of fun. Kinda late this weekend Mom had the family here.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Mama Bear June said...

I love murals on buildings! I'm late this week, but finally got mine up.

Annalee Blysse said...

Some great murals there. I like the one that used the door too.

mommyness said...

wow! murals! i'm also a fan of that art. these are great!