Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art in the Park and the A.E. Backus Museum

A nice and impressive tall sculpture stays on the water front in Fort Pierce

Art made from single metal pieces (junk) like tools,car tags and so on...

Blue face or a blue bird? - against a very dark getting afternoon sky

The entrance to the A.E. Backus Museum in Fort Pierce

The A.E. "Bean" Backus Gallery & Museum,

a 5,000 sq. ft. public visual arts facility, was established in 1960 by A.E. Backus, the preeminent Florida landscape painter, and a group of local art enthusiasts. Open five days a week from early September through mid-July (summer hours by appointment) the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery features the Nation's largest display of original paintings by Alfred Ernest Backus. The Gallery handles consignment sales of Backus paintings as well as other Treasure Coast artists of merit. Four additional exhibition wings feature changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary Florida artists.

Located in historic downtown Ft. Pierce, a mere 2 blocks from Backus' longtime home and studio and adjacent to the location of his original studio, the Gallery is a worthwhile stop on any visitors itinerary. The Gallery's ample free parking provides convenient access to other area attractions, casual waterside dining and boutique shopping.

To read more about the artist and his works click here

Hi my friends,

these are some photos - and I promise, they will be the last ones - about that pretty Saturday afternoon strolling around in Fort Pierce's water front park and my visit to the Backus museum. In the museum it was prohibited to do photos, so I have put up a description from the website of the A.E. Backus Museum for you who is interested in his work and also in the paintings of the "Highway-Artists".

Have a look and enjoy!

Thank you for the comments from yesterday and for all the comments also on facebook. I appreciate every single comment. Stay with me and see you tomorrow :)


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lisleman said...

interesting picture - I like public art like this. Is that a manatee painting?

Your picture would fit right in the Sunday in my city theme that unknown mami has on her blog. check it out.

Oh one more bit of feedback if you don't mind - I think you have too many ads. The page is too busy.

This Makes My Day said...

Great sculptures, creative artworks!


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