Sunday, June 22, 2008

AthFest Art Purchases

Yesterday we went to Athens' summer music festival, AthFest. It boasts two free outdoor music stages over the weekend, plus an enormous amount of music shows in the clubs into the wee hours. For $15, you can purchase a bracelet that allows you into ALL the club shows. ALL! It's a great deal. There's a kid's area too, with those inflated bouncy cages, one as big as a house that had inflated ramps for the kids to climb. And an amazing bungee swing set for the kids, I shoulda got a picture of that. It was mind boggling. Plus a crafts tent for the kids to make stuff.

We've never gone to the club shows at night, unfortunately. I like to see the vending and one afternoon in Athens, GA heat is enough to sap anyone.

We bought 2 art pieces from a FL artist, made of driftwood.

This one is marked by the artist on the back, as being a Mahi. And it does look like a Mahi...the fish photo after it of a real Mahi is from the Wikipedia Mahi entry.





The second piece is about four feet in length. Beautiful dolphins. At the end is a photo of a dolphin from the Wikipedia dolphin entry. I think both Wikipedia photos highlight how inspired this guy's work is with the driftwood.





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