Saturday, March 29, 2008

Art in the McCormick alley

A few years ago, a local realtor acquired several old cottages along McCormick Street just north of Gurley. Instead of immediately razing them and erecting creekside condos, he had them painted pink and purple and orange and yellow and declared them to be the McCormick Street Art District, thereby earning a few good marks. At this point, most of the cottages are now antiqueries, there's one radical bookstore plus this gallery.

The art fun is out in back of the buildings. Above, a shed, painted on two sides. This object has been here a couple of years.

However, there's new material, here at the back of one of the houses.

Around the corner is a Buddha sort of character.

Across the way, that is, I believe, a garden planted in the former bed of a pickup truck. This is part of the sculpture garden advertised by the Eye of the Mountain Gallery. One of these days I'll take on a a proper tour of McCormick Street, which is also quite interesting at the south end of town down where the White Spar Road begins.

May I Grump? I had my first Travelocity experience. Not good. Prices jumped $200 after I had picked a set of flights; the on-line form refused to accept my ZIP code & so I had to do the 888 call to Bangalore -- at least I didn't get charged the extra $25! I was so aggravated and flustered by the entire procedure that I set things up for the wrong dates, yet. Grump.


Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Methinks that McCormick St will make for several postings in future. Commiserations on the travel dealings. Maybe I was lucky with my trip to Memphis. Are the airlines ok with 02??


Lucy said...

Sun faces, bright flowers and wacky colourful art, all warming to a chilled soul over here!

Look forward to more on McCormick St...

smilnsigh said...

Good for him, for not tearing down and selling to condo builders. I hope he makes a good deal, on his investment too. Good works are great, but they don't put food on the table. How his... did. :-)

TomboCheck said...

Nice catch GJ! I saw that Japanese Coy fish caught my eye a few weeks ago as I was walking down the creek. Very nicely painted. :)

Granny J said...

bro -- I had some excellent McCormick pix of the south end that went south with my crash. Dotter says all her dealings with Travelocity have been copacetic.

lucy -- may you warm up soon; chill is worse than cold!

SnS -- I've no idea how well he is doing. As a rule, he shows a developer mentality. The site is practically downtown & obviously would make a great location for a new project, if the market were different...

tombo -- isn't it a neat fish? I was most happy to see new art work at the back of the lot.

David Kirk said...

I love the pictures on your blog. Have a great day!

Granny J said...

david -- thanks for the compliment; the day would have been fine except that there was this ferocious gale that ruined the picnic!

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