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Small is Beautiful

The Krasl Art Center in Saint Joseph, Michigan is compact, but packs a big punch, starting with the Dale Chihuly sculpture hanging in the entryway, beautifully lit and visible from the street.

We caught them between shows and got to see some of what was coming down and some of what was going up.  They were kind enough to let us see the work in progress.  Jim mentioned that these crows were going to look great once they were installed and was promptly told that they’re meant to look like that. Poor guys, we prefer them alive and  going about their business.   These guys are huge., at least 6 feet long.  We should have taken a picture with someone standing next to them. The artist created them out of blown out tires that she found on the side of the road.  Scavengers made of scavenged materials; “Corvus Osiris”.

You can see the tire tread on his wing.

Twisted tree etchings by Ladislav Hanka

Not sure what these are, but they’re way cool.

The grounds around the arts center have outdoor sculpture installations.  In fact there are sculptures throughout St. Joseph.  A “Sculp Tour” brochure is available so that you can hunt them down and an explanation is only a cell phone call away with their dial-listen-learn program. This is a very art savvy town with quite a bit to offer and worth a side trip.

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Categories: Travel, Uncategorized
Posted by Jim and Lynn Lemyre on June 18, 2010

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