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A little holiday stroll

Puddle Jumpers by Glenna Goodacre near Viad Tower in Phoenix

Lighting candles with special meaning. Traveling far and wide. Exchanging gifts and goodies. Feasting on favorite family recipes. Helping folks in need. We’ve all been busy in recent days and weeks.

If you’re eager to return to some semblance of calm, consider a series of strolls enjoyed in solitude, or with family and friends. If the kids come along, encourage them to bring camera or sketchpad to catch unexpected finds along the way.

The following photos spotlight various places throughout the Valley where you’ll find lovely statues and works of sculpture that’ll add a bit of wonder to your holiday strolls.

The Joy of Music by George Lundeen (Fountain Hills)

Work at the Cofco Chinese Cultural Center (Phoenix)

 Cancer…There’s Hope by Victor Salmones in Cancer Survivors Park (Phoenix)

Sightseeing by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. near Viad Tower (Phoenix)

Work near the Arizona Science Center (Phoenix)

Work at the entrance to the Carver Museum (Phoenix)

Work at Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale)

Okay, so maybe that last one can wait for another day. But let me know if you stumble on other sculptures or statues, and have photos to share with our readers — I’d love to feature them in a future post.

– Lynn

Coming up: Mama bear meets stiletto, Inside the NYC Public Library

The fine art of flags

Flag hung by Occupy Wall Street protestors at Zuccotti Park in New York City

After seeing the above flag flown by Occupy Wall Street protestors at Zuccotti Park in New York City last month, I felt inspired to search for other images of the American flag closer to home. Here’s a bit of what I discovered:

“Field of Blue,” a tribute to the Boy Scouts of America flag-folding ceremony, by Colorado artist George Lundeen, exhibited at Scottsdale Fine Art gallery…

Flag made of baseballs hanging in a Red Robin restaurant in Scottsdale…

Carving created in 2002 by Navajo folk artist Lorenzo Reed to depict the Navajo Code Talkers, who were instrumental to victory of the Allied forces in the Pacific theater during WWII (Part of the Heard Museum collection)…

“A New Sun Rising” by Jeanne Bonine, which will be exhibited Nov 25-27 at the Talking Stick Fine Art and Wine Festival at Salt River Fields…


Flag created by students at Herrera Elementary School in Phoenix…

LEGO flag by brick artist Nathan Sawaya of New York, currently exhibited at Mesa Contemporary Arts in the Mesa Arts Center…

“Pledge Allegiance” by James Poppitz, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy H. Turk to the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University in Tempe…

Flag textile created by Navajo weaver Sadie Curtis and flown over both the Arizona and U.S. Capitol during bicentennial celebrations in 1976 (part of the Heard Museum collection in Phoenix)…

“Leading the Way” by Texas artist Kyle Polzin, exhibited at Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale…

“American” by California artist Robert Tate, exhibited at May Gallery in Scottsdale…

“National Unity Flag,” designed by Randy Cooney of Arizona, during a recent 9/11 exhibition at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts…

“4th of July Barn” by Cheyenne L. Rouse, exhibited at Ancient Light Gallery and available online at http://www.cheyennerouse.com/matted-prints

Thanks to all those who sent images for this post. Please stay tuned for additional works of art that I’ll be adding in the near future.

– Lynn

Note: Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to learn more about the history and commemoration of Veterans Day, and to find related resources for teachers and students. Click here for details about today’s 11 am Veterans Day parade in Phoenix (several groups of students are participating in the parade).

Coming up: Valley veterans find healing through the arts