Thursday, August 22, 2013

More entries in Art Walk Central

Here are photos of several Art Walk Center entries on display at the CMU Art Gallery. It is well worth your time to visit all Art Walk Central venues. Click on images to enlarge.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Silly facts

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Guinness Book of Records holds the record for holding records.

A small church in southeast Texas has petitioned the local board of education to ban girls in public schools from exposing their ear lobes which it considers indecent exposure.

Half a loaf is better than no rest at all.

Simple recipe for beef tartar: remove fillet from freezer; thaw.

Despite their strong exoskeletons, grasshoppers do not make good bookmarks.

A polite cannibal never talks with his mouth full.

The majority of those who wrap their ears in aluminum foil are right handed.

Birds cannot move their eyes, so must move their heads to look in another direction, such as the very- near-term future.

It is virtually impossible to swallow a tennis ball unless you first peel it.

Stepping on your elbow with your foot can be painful.

Even with condiments, sand and gravel, though appealing to those trying to relieve that “empty feeling”, should not be part of a regular diet.

Tattooing eyes on your eye lids makes you appear awake even while napping in public.

Spanish onions don’t understand a single word of English.

An amateur ornithologist in Louisiana became excited when he thought he had discovered a one-legged stork, until the startled bird woke up and flew away.

The record for pole vaulting the Grand Canyon is one-third.

The only mention of the iPhone in the Bible is in the Revised Edition.

Though there were many instances where it would have been useful, masking tape was never used during the Civil War.

You cannot lift an adult rhinoceros more than six inches off the ground using only dental floss.

On a dare, a man at the Clare County Fair snorted 38 lima beans up his right nostril, and although medics retrieved all but two, they took root in his duodenum.

When robots kiss, the use of tongues is legally forbidden in many states.

The Art Nouveaux attempt to make household pets of electric ells failed.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A sample of Art Walk Central

The 2013 Art Walk Central begins on August 7. There are 119 art entries from around the country that will be exhibited in 29 Mt. Pleasant businesses, galleries, and public parks. Maps to help you locate each piece will be available in the Morning Sun, at Art Reach, and other venues. Voting for the People's Choice Award begins August 7. Twelve awards totaling $20,500 will be divided among the youth and adult (over 17) categories thanks to the many generous sponsors. Winners will be announced during the Art Reach Auction.

Shown below are three marvelous examples of entries on display at the Art Reach Gallery, 111 East Broadway in Mt. Pleasant.

The top installation is by Maria Michaels. It is called “The Petrie Series: Benzene.” The viewer sits on a bench and pedals to create electricity, which then generates images of benzene particles on the ceiling. Astonishing!

The center piece is a charcoal drawing by Maddie Chafer drawn for a ninth grade art class!! It is called “Seven Billion”. This young artist has amazing talent.

At the bottom is a set of drawings that should really grab young viewers. It is “Assembler” by Jonathan Chaffer and shows each of the Avengers, the Marvel animated series heroes.
The Morning Sun will run more complete information of Art Walk Central later this week.