Thursday, September 25, 2008

"From Sea to Shining Sea"

"From Sea to Shining Sea" was painted by local artist Kathleen Wright.

So what is it, you ask?
It's a "sneak peek" at the butterfly sponsored by Laser Made Creations' and is one of 46 butterfly sculptures that will be unveiled in downtown Selma October 9. Each segment on the wings represents an American scene from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.

The artist is also painting Venetian murals in her Queen Anne house in north Dallas County and finishing up portraits for Roseanne Cash (Johnny's daughter). She recently started her own blog as well...called Southern Artistic Touch.

Kathleen grew up in Florida in an Italian family with an Italian restaurant, so that 'splains her love of Venice and Italy!
Hmmmmm...seems Italian style runs in our county! The butterfly sculpture craftsman, Nico Giampietro, is an Italian native.

If you can make it to the butterfly unveilings, come on! It's at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at Lafayette Park right next to the St. James Hotel on Water Avenue. Then, you might as well stay until Friday night when the Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival begins, and be sure not to miss Riverfront Market Day on Saturday! (PSSST! The Central Alabama Fair is going on that week as well!)


Jim said...

Neat, I think I can see Texas in there.

Tanya said...

That is so neat! Would love to attend the tale tellin'!

PJ said...

At long last, you get your butterflies. I hope they're spectacular. As you know, we have pelicans, and I like hearing about the different artists as much as seeing them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Laser-made creations? Hmmmm. That sounds like a very interesting exhibition of butterflies.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like the colors on that!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is interesting use of lasers.

Kathleen said...

Laser Made Creations is the sponsor of the butterfly.
Each butterfly has thier own sponsor.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks, Kathleen, for clearing up the part about the sponsor.
The butterfly sculptures are sponsored by businesses, industries, individuals, schools and nonprofits. It's a city-wide effort, and there are more than 30 artists and artist groups painting the butterflies.

Thanks for all your comments!