Monday, April 30, 2012

Awesome Art part 2


 Part two, up close and personal viewing of the Hope Family Services center that is a haven of help for abused women and children.


"Not only does it help get the word out, but it also took a building that was fairly boring and made it look beautiful," Lynch said. "It's fun, bright colors. ... What we deal with every day does not make you smile, it's sad. People who come to us are at the end of their rope. It's nice that a community of artists said 'Let's cheer you up, let's make you smile.'"



Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/04/22/4008636/ninth-avenue-mural-project-aims.html#storylink=rss#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

 Ferran said the project was done by both freelance artists and some artists from VMI Media Group. Artists of diverse cultural backgrounds and ages, and from other cities including Tampa and Sarasota also participated in the project, he said.   comments from Bradenton Herald writer, Mariam Valverde

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/04/22/4008636/ninth-avenue-mural-project-aims.html#storylink=rss#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy







If you enlarge the photos you can see the doors, windows, power boxes that are painted over and disappear from sight.

31 comments:

BlueShell said...

Oh my...now I see the details...fantastic...and a wonderful idea!
Thak you Sandra for sharing!

LOve
BShell

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! It is ... Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Betty Manousos said...

this is totally awesome. love that graffiti. what a brilliant way to beautify an old, boring building.

your macro shots are really beautiful.

have a great week ahead!

xo

SweetMarie said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I can see a door hidden in there. From a distance you don't see anything but this great fun, colorful painting! I still Love the heart in the wave. I really like that tree with a city and long nose too! LOL This really is cool!

Remington said...

They are awesome! Love the colors -- they make me smile! Thanks for sharing! You find the most interesting things!

LC said...

These are the kinds of images that pull me back again and again to find new surprises in the details. And I wouldn't be surprised if this whimsical building art becomes a magnet for repeat visits by locals and out -of-towners to see the paintings and stay to shop the thrift store!

Snapper II said...

I love it!! Great Post.
Wall paintings are coming back.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Wonder how a whole bunch of artists did these, together? Because there seems to be a general theme to the WAY they are all painted.

Since we do our own stuff, so individually, wonder how numerous artists... "did it"? :-)

How is your *patient* coming along???

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the artwork! Beautiful color!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is just so amazing. It is good to see that someone had the foresight to brighten this place which is filled with sadness.

TexWisGirl said...

i do really enjoy the cheer this brings. :)

George said...

I love the colors. The way the doors, windows and vents have been made to disappear is amazing.

DawnTreader said...

Love it, such creativity! Happy Monday to you!

Madi and Mom said...

OH my goodness what talented folks..my mom cannot draw a straight line with a ruler and good grief she is not allowed to touch paint brushes either. MOL

Note from Mom:
As I keep telling my hubby I heart my iPad. When I retired in April 2011 my bosses gave me an espresso machine and a nice check. My intent was to buy a lap top. Initially I looked but never made a decision. About a month ago my daughter bought an iPad. After hearing all about it and what it could do, I finally spent the money from my bosses. One really nice feature is we can have a FaceTime call with our daughter every week.
We can actually see each other.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Ginny said...

I love this even better than the last post. I hope there will be more, or is this all? Up close and personal I can really see the details and not just the colors and pattern. A fish with a mustache, trees growing buildings in the leaves, a mushroom with an eye...and I know that if mushrooms had eyes, it WOULD be just one. And the sun with telescope eyes. Kind of reminds me of the words of that Beatles song about kaleidoscope eyes, I wonder if that is what the artist was thinking.

Susannah said...

My Word! Beautiful artistry and gorgeous colors! Great shots, Sandra!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm doing this backwards, reading part 1 before part 2. I had a super busy weekend so I'm just getting around to my favourite blogs.. I love the joyful spirit in these photos.

RoeH said...

I could hardly leave your blog those paintings are so incredible.

Deb said...

that is so cool Sandra..so nice they have a safe haven...

Andrew said...

It's fantastic to see Sandra.

Chatty Crone said...

I just love those walls - and the bright paintings - I wish I could paint like that. So uplifting! sandie♥

BlueShell said...

have a good night sleep dear!
Isabel

Ann said...

that is just so cool I love the way they painted over the doors and stuff.

Scott said...

Way cool. It might take a while to memorize where the door is on this building.

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Okay now up close is really something. And for some weird reason it had me recalling the "Angry Bird" thing I see around. But this is way better!!

Rose said...

I just totally love this...

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Fantastic shots- such brilliant colors!

Angela said...

They did a great job at hiding the doors and things in the painting.

Eva Ason said...

Wow! these are so cool. I love the one with the big fish..it comes right at you hehe..

SquirrelQueen said...

The details are great. I was looking at how they covered the power box, it blends in perfectly from a distance. There is no way to look at this art without smiling.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like these colors...it does give a brightness!