Category Archives: Travel

Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach

I have never had a reason to travel to Virginia Beach. If I didn’t have an instagram account following one art stream that lead to another link then to another, I may have never started following the Virginia Museum of … Continue reading

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Hanging Rock State Park

In late March we visited Hanging Rock State Park for the first time. It’s located North of Winston Salem in the most easterly mountains in North Carolina, the Sauratowns. There are some good day hiking trails, including the path to Hanging Rock, waterfalls, as … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey back in Charleston, SC

  Charleston native Shepard Fairey has painted a series of murals around the city as part of his joint show with Jasper Johns at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on the College of Charleston Campus.  When I was in Charleston a few … Continue reading

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Silver Springs, Florida

The original tourist attraction in Florida was Silver Springs. Boasting one of the world’s largest freshwater aquifers, Silver Springs was a tourist attraction from back in the mid 1800’s. In the 1870’s the park started offering glass-bottomed boat tours, which allowed occupants … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College Campus

Frank Lloyd Wright called the Florida Southern campus “Child of the Sun”, and designed what he said was one of the first true American campuses, more specifically, one for the orange grove country of Florida. Located in Lakeland, the campus has the … Continue reading

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Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

The Pearl Fryar Topiary Gardens are located in Bishopville, SC, and include the yard around Pearl’s house along with the adjacent lot. Before he bought the land it was a cornfield, and he started all the planting that is now maturing on the … Continue reading

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Art of the Brick

Artist Nathan Sawaya creates large scale works in both 2 and 3D out of lego blocks. His colorful, fun-for-the-family exhibition is currently in Graham, NC at the Alamance County Arts Council’s Captain White House.

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