Thursday, June 18, 2009

Riverwalk Art

While we were walking about in Milwaukee on our first day, we noticed these pieces of art in various spots. I was sure one of them looked like a ring and some of them looked like necklaces that were dangling about the bridge abutments.

At the time, I thought maybe I had jewellery on the brain because we were there to attend the Bead and Button show but what I have since found out is that an artist by the name of John Ready made a series of sculptures called the "River Gems" that were displayed about the city.

In true Susan Lenart Kazmer style, "the arty earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings are made primarily from recycled pots and pans, brightly colored plates and bowls, oddly shaped ashtrays, martini shakers, camping gear, Jell-O molds, bowling balls and lawn mower tires." (Mary Louise Schumacher, Journal Sentinel)

You can read more about the exhibit here:

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