Showing posts with label bright colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bright colors. Show all posts

Monday, November 16, 2015

And All That Jazz ...

"Come on babe why don't we paint the town

And all that jazz ..."

                           ~ "All That Jazz" (alternatively "And All That Jazz")

                                           ~ opening song of the 1975 musical "Chicago"

I captured this cool mural of jazz silhouettes of musicians on the façade of the Hotel Lafayette, Easton, Pennsylvania as they literally paint the town on a chilly November day. The mural features the shadows of musicians on keyboard, saxophone, trumpet and other jazz instruments against bright colors.

The mural is an Easton Main Street Initiative public art project created in 2012. It is a gift of the Easton Rotary Service Foundation in memory of Ted Pierce, who was the station manager of WEST radio, an outstanding and devoted citizen. He was a generous benefactor of the Easton community and Easton Rotary Service Foundation, as well as an exemplary journalist and key reporter on the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial for the Armed Forces Network. Pierce left a large amount of money for the Rotary Club to use on Easton-based projects.

The mural was designed and painted on the Fourth Street side of the building by the Freehand Mural Group of Easton.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Summer Wanes ...

"The summer knows ...
one last caress
it's time to dress for fall ..."
      ~ "The Summer Knows,"
           Theme from "Summer of '42"
                ~ Michael Legrand, 1971

Bright pails, a melancholy mood ...
A few autumn leaves scatter around pails
left behind by children catching tadpoles
in the Jordan Creek at Trexler Nature Preserve,
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
On this September afternoon it reminded me
the waning summer will soon give way to fall.