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Love experiencing art this way…

Artprize 2011

1582 pieces of art – all over downtown

Multiple trips

So much fun to meet the artists, see them create,

and talk with them about their art.

Avy with the winner.

Spring Birdhouses

Now if that Spring weather would just come back…

Monday, Monday

snow forts are built

valentine making begins in earnest

and

“I think we’re going to have to have a picnic on the floor mom,

’cause the table has a few things on it.”

she adds “egg in a hole” to her cooking repertoire

these two+science experiments=big laughs

outside for more snow fun

because this snow won’t be here forever

and we will enjoy it while it is

 

Artprize 2010

This last weekend was spent downtown taking in many of the over 1700

fabulous pieces of art installed for Artprize.

Some of our favorite pieces included:

this portrait made with over 4000 Rubik’s Cubes,

a gigantic card

which both kids signed.

A house made out of recycled materials.  This guy is starting work on our house this week – nothing this fancy, mind you, but it’s giving me some new ideas on what he could do to our roof!

This was so neat!  Doesn’t look like much from most angles,

but if you get it just right…

There was art that you could interact with,

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and lots of artists to meet who have come from all over the world!

We can’t wait to get down there again to see some more!

Downtown Field Trip

On Friday we went to see the Spirit of America show downtown.

It was the history of the U.S. told through the eyes of soldiers.

It was amazing!

Nana and Papa came with us, and after the show and some pizza

at our favorite downtown pizza joint,

we took in some art at the art museum.

We also walked around downtown checking out some of the more than 1700 pieces of art installed for Artprize!

Kentucky by Asher

We started June off by going to Kentucky, (Well, Northern Kentucky/Southern Ohio) with my Grandma and Grandpa for 3 days.

Day 1.

On the first day we went to the Creation Museum.It’s a museum about, well, the creation story.

Day 2

We went to 2 things that day.

First we went to the Lego store.

Then we went to Entertrainment Junction,

the largest toy train layout in the world.

It also had a small train that you can ride on.

It also had hand-crank trains.

Overall, it was a great trip!!!!!!

Chihuly: A New Eden

A new exhibition just opened at the Gardens,

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which just happens to be by our favorite world-renown sculptor, Dale Chilhuly.

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It’s the biggest installation he’s ever done.

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There are 15 sites, this one has 438 pieces.

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They simply take your breath away!

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Asher and Avy kept repeating, “This is so awesome!”

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Some were inside in the tropical conservatory,

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including this 16 foot monster hanging from the ceiling.

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but most were outside in their 132 acre sculpture park.

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We only saw about half of the sites.

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We’re saving the other half for another day.

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We did some sketching and listened to a lecture.

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But what we really can’t wait for?

To hear Chihuly when he comes in September!

We already put it on the calender.

Leonardo’s Horse

We started our day by reading this wonderful book by Jean Fritz.

Fritz tells the story of how Leonardo da Vinci was hired by the duke of Milan

to build a horse, three times the size of a living horse.

He made it out of clay, but couldn’t figure out how to cast it in bronze.

He finally got his dream 500 years later.

And we are fortunate enough to have 1 of the 2 horses made, here in our hometown!

The other one is in Milan, Italy, which would also make for a fun field trip,

albeit, a bit more expensive!

Downtown

Happiness is…

taking the bus downtown to our favorite local pizza joint,

then heading across the street to the art museum,

and taking in the new Calder jewelry exhibit.

A fine day.

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