Monday, January 31, 2011

"Painting With The Natural Light"

"Painting With The Natural Light" - A One Woman Exhibit With Carol Mangano" opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday Evening, February 5, 2011, from 5-9 PM.  Carol is a plein-air artist who hails from Baltimore, MD.  Her work as an art educator has allowed her to grow with her students in producing outstanding images filled with brilliant, rich hues.  21 of her original oils, acrylics and oil pastels will adorn the Gallery walls now thru February 27, 2011.
"A Night At The Gallery" Event for this month will take place on Thursday Evening, February 10, 2011, from 7-9 PM.  Carol Mangano will be presenting a power-point presentation entitled; "Yes, the Art Teacher Painted That".  She will talk about her personal growth in her art and how she strives to ignite a passion for the arts in her students.
Free - Pre-registration for seating is required for "A Night At The Gallery" Events.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What I Saw Today (January 30, 2011)

I saw these snow creatures at River Park this afternoon. Some inventive person or persons expended time and energy to create them for others' enjoyment. But just a few minutes after I took the first three pics, the three people in the bottom pic came along, and the surly guy in front elbowed the snow pig, demolishing it, apparently to impress his lady friends. (You can see what's left of it on the far left area of the pic.) He turned his head away when I took the picture.

What I Saw . . . Recently (January 28, 2011)

Recently, we got dumped on with yet another snowfall. Despite all the misery it brought, I must admit there is something starkly beautiful about it, as these pics can attest.

What I Saw . . . Recently (January 27, 2011)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Hounds of Winter

Even more snow is predicted for tomorrow, and we're not out of the woods yet. It's still only January. Last year, we had our worst snows at the beginning of February, so there's still time for a stray blizzard or two. Winter has already overstayed its visit and it's just getting started. I'm trying not to be too depressed about it, but I keep hearing a line from an old Cream song in my head:

You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever . . .

As well as this one from Sting:

The hounds of winter/They follow me down.

There It Goes Again!

Am I the only one who's been noticing that helicopter flying around town every Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday) afternoon since last summer? I just saw it again tonight. I wonder if someone's taking flying lessons. Maybe I'm being paranoid, but since 911, any strange air traffic makes me suspicious. On the one hand, I feel like Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, but on the other hand, we are located between two nuke plants. You don't suppose . . . ? NAH!

Drive My Car

Police escort a Keller's Towing truck driver
as he removes a car owned by Scott Kurtz
from the Columbia Plaza parking lot along Barber Street
this afternoon about 5 p.m. The vehicle had "dead or transferred" tags.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Night at the Gallery

January Attractions in and Around Columbia


Big Brother is Watching

But whom?  And who?

Contact Sheet

Here's a contact sheet for the following series of bridge pics.  Unfortunately, my photo program collected the images randomly.  The pics can be seen in their proper reverse chronological order in the following posts.  You can click on this contact sheet for a larger, all-in-one view of the series. I like seeing the changes in the river as it freezes and thaws and freezes again.

Bridge Anyone?

I had to publish the following series of photos in several posts, since Blogger didn't allow me to publish too many in one post.  The series ends with "Bridge - 5."  As usual, you can click on each pic for a larger view.

January 22, 2011

January 22, 2011 - 
Later in the day

Bridge - 2

January 19, 2011

January 13, 2011

January 11, 2011

Bridge - 3

January 7, 2011

January 2, 2011

January 1, 2011

Bridge - 4

December 29, 2010

December 19, 2010

Bridge - 5

December 16, 2010

 December 8, 2010

November 9, 2010

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