http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg 0 0 Mary Archer http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg Mary Archer2018-10-17 14:38:152018-10-17 15:28:27Center for Arts Evergreen, on a beautiful Colorado day
What a wonderful day. We began with a quick snack today, because we had an 11:00 tour arranged at an art gallery in Evergreen. Great day for the drive there! J commented a few times on the blue sky, I think everyone appreciated the scenery as we headed up the hill. As J pointed out, the sky stayed that blue all day. One time in the car she said, “you couldn’t ask for a better day”, and G said, “actually, you could”, which really made her laugh. He was being the jester with E too. One time during our tour at the art gallery he caught her eye and stuck her tongue out at her, and she did it right back at him! He made us laugh earlier too, when he said, on our way to Evergreen, “J’s coffee keeps jumping out of the cup.” It was true! J agreed that with each bump in the road, it was a challenge with his full cup of coffee. Ha! He seemed pleased that G noticed. L is new to our Tuesday group and is getting to know everyone. Mary said we’re in big trouble, though, because G knows L’s limericks…L can start em and G can finish em. Oh No! There once was a guy in Peru…
We learned something new about J today…he’s a Bob Seager fan! We are all enjoying the new satellite radio in our vans, which was a gift from one of our families. Lots of singing and today G and E did a little “Song Sung Blue” dancing demo for us, with hands spread wide and swaying right and left. What a crack up.
The Center for Arts at Evergreen was very welcoming to us. We had the place all to ourselves, as it worked out, and two guides! They had seats arranged for us in front of a wall of select pieces and they were well trained in art therapy for our group like ours. The exhibit was varied, from modern pop to classical and impressionistic. Everyone had a favorite and commented accordingly. Our guides explained that the theme was water media, and that it was a juried exhibition, so there was a variety of styles and a wide array of artists from all over the country. There were pieces to appeal to everyone.
J liked the dancing girl all in pink ( entitled “Exuberance” she thought it seemed “so natural”), J liked a portrait of an older man and wanted to learn more about it, so the guide stuck with him for a while, providing more details, and he also liked an abstract of a couple holding hands. L liked the attached painting of a river (he said “They’re all neat but that one really catches my eye. It leaves room for the imagination”). Jane commented once, “I’m very left brained and not artistic at all, but I like looking at art”, she pointed out the difference in proportion on a realist piece and made many interesting observations. In one painting there was a clothes line depicted, which G said reminded him of “hanging clothes with my mom”, and E said she remembered that too. She said, “it was horrible when the clothes froze.” That painting was of a home and yard in Cuba, which led A to share some stories about sailing past Cuba many years ago! And another painting was of Venice, so he let us know that you could sail a boat from Venice to England without sailing on the ocean. G even pointed out the stained glass at the front of the gallery, and the guide explained that the building is a former church. Everyone was thoroughly engaged.
We then broke for lunch at The Blackbird Tavern, which sits on the banks of Bear Creek. A, soaking up the sun shining in the large window and peering out side, said “I could just sit here and look at the creek all day.” J told Mary that he remembers being with us at this restaurant a couple of times before, “but that’s ok, it’s great!”
One subject that came up was historical events in our life times. Bruce mentioned when Elvis died. J remembered man first walking on the moon and A chimed in that he remembered when Alaska became a state. We also joked around with our usual “crick” or “creek” argument, and overall just relaxed and enjoyed our meal with the terrific views out the windows.