Wednesday, June 2, 2010

An Art and Food adventure in St. Louis

We are in St. Louis for my nephew Adam's wedding, we had beautiful weather in a gorgeous back yard.

The groom and guests jam after the service.

The above storefront looked intriguing - it was locked but had a small sign in the window that said recycle, re-purpose, re-use. Will have to try to come back another time.

A trip to St. Louis is never complete without a trip up to THE HILL. A 50 square block Italian neighborhood in South St. Louis. Known for its restaurants, specialty groceries, bakeries and tiny shotgun houses. It reminds me of some of the neighborhoods in NJ when I was a little girl. We ate a wonderful Italian (of course) meal at Zia's with Bill's sister, Doris and her husband Peter.

My niece Erica and her dog Buster brought us to this great park, the Laumier Sculpture Park. This was an interesting piece, it was created by Arman who is best know for destruction/re composition of objects.

What a coincidence I had never heard of Donald Judd before visiting the Chinati foundation in West Texas and then here at the sculpture garden...what did I see again but his iconic minimalist concrete open box forms.

Taking a break from the heat.

Recycled/repurposed art by Donald Lipski.
All of my "Every Little Thing" recycled art projects that I have ever made could fit into one of these balls!

Also had a wonderful day visiting with my friend of 29 years Mary Anne, who was my roommate in Tulsa right after college. She picked me up and we visited RED LEAD a cool little "altered art" store. Hanging in their window were Artist Trading Cards, some of which were the same one's (artists) that I had traded with in Portland Oregon at Art & Soul,
once again it reminds me of what a small world it is.

Then it was onto Cherokee Antique Row. Most of the shops were closed but it was still fun.
To complete the day we had to eat at another iconic location in St. Louis:
the haunted Lemp Mansion,
were we reminisced while dining on some wonderful salads.

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