Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Mark Twain at Night



Even though it's out of commission for a few years while Star Wars Land is being built, The Mighty Mark Twain still looks gorgeous...





especially at night!







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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe



While at the UCDA Design Summit, I kept hearing about something called Meow Wolf and was repeatedly told that I needed to check it out. On the last day of my trip, I took a cab...and boy am I glad I did! Located in a converted bowling alley, this art complex first greets you with these mammoth art pieces in its parking lot.







The tagline on Kickstarter: "Meow Wolf and George RR Martin join forces to produce an art complex featuring the most insane art experience imaginable." Insane is right; in a good way! Once you pay your admission, you enter the front yard of a house located inside the gallery. I kept thinking, what the heck is this place?



As I entered the two-story home, I saw the coat closet located under the stairs. Someone was exiting it.



What the hell. I went in, too. Every door led to a new gallery and a new experience.





Place your hand here to open the door to another room. It's like Star Trek!



A treehouse!



A band was setting up.



An 80's Arcade:





A black light undersea wonderland:



Musical dinosaur bones that all played different notes when touched.



And then suddenly, I opened a door and was back in the kitchen.



I could have spent two entire days exploring. It was like a cracked out version of Disneyland where I saw young and old exploring this amazing complex together. If you're in Santa Fe, do not miss this place!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Santa Fe Art Scene, Pt. 2



While wandering through downtown Santa Fe I came upon the New Mexico Museum of Art. I was definitely more stimulated here than I was at the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.



The adobe structure held a treasure trove of art, and while I was not familiar with many of the artists, I enjoyed the collection nonetheless.



Inside there was a little chapel with a number of beautiful frescoes.







A lovely courtyard led the way to the galleries.



A few favorite pieces; "Three Quarter Length Self Portrait" by Theodore Van Soelen:



"My Children" by Herbert Dunton:



A Rembrandt etching:



I don't have the info on this one, but it is deliciously deco.



I love staircases; almost as much as light fixtures.



One room, title Medieval to Metal, featured an amazing collection of guitars.



Check out the spider!





"Velorio" by James Stovall Morris:



"Rough Riders" by Billy Schenk:





It was an afternoon well spent that energized me creatively!

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