Archive for September, 2010

Sunken Road Gate

By From http://collegeterrace.blogspot.com/ • Sep 30th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The Sunken Road back gate will be open from 8 am – 5 pm on October 21st in support of a Career Day/ Employer Forum at the University.



Well, now, wait a minute!

By From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Thursday may be back on the chasing menu.  The 12Z runs of both the WRF and GFS have a touch of CAPE showing at 18Z tomorrow, with rather insane shear values (directional and speed) given the close passage of the low center just to our west. …



Virginia State Fair 2010

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Delaney scored two 3rd place ribbons in art, I scored some pictures, and a nice night out with part of the family. The teenage son is apparently too cool for the Fair. Although had he known about the Frisbee dogs… The rest of the story is in the pictures



Via Colori

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Sep 28th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This past weekend, we checked out the city’s first annual Via Colori street art festival, an event that brought together artists and performers in a weekend devoted to creating chalk artwork on the street. Unlike most art exhibits, this event focuses on the process, with visitors getting to watch the artists in action. With a slate of performers scheduled on two stages throughout two days, including a rock band, jazz trio, acoustic singers, a magician, and the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, plus a number of food vendors, the festival was a lively celebration of arts in the community. The event was a fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, with donors paying a fee to sponsor an artist’s square.

Featured artist Curtis Goldstein at work on Saturday morning…

and here is his work at the end of the day:

Many artists used a grid system to enlarge their artwork from a small sketch to street-size:

Some artists worked more loosely:

I love this happy cow:

There were several works that included the Rappahannock River train trestle:

Despite a great start on Saturday, the festival was cut short by rain on Sunday morning, and the rest of the event cancelled. But by midday, the sun was shining, so we headed back downtown to see if any of the artists had returned to finish their work. We were happy to find lots of folks walking around looking at the rain-washed, but still visible artwork, and several artists back at work on their squares.

Signature artist Gabriel Pons returned on Sunday to finish his large-scale piece:

I’m sorry the artist didn’t get to finish this version of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” It’s striking nonetheless.

The rain couldn’t diminish the beauty of this piece:

I’m hoping Via Colori catches on, with greater attendance, and more participants and sponsorship each year. I’m also hoping next year brings drier weather.



No dice today, and probably not Thursday either

By From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • Sep 28th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Storms happened at all points of the compass with respect to the Fredericksburg area, but absolutely nothing occurred within chasing distance.  In fact, we missed out on most of the rain that dumped copious amounts of moisture around the region, b…



Via Colori

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Sep 28th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This past weekend, we checked out the city’s first annual Via Colori street art festival, an event that brought together artists and performers in a weekend devoted to creating chalk artwork on the street. Unlike most art exhibits, this event focuses on the process, with visitors getting to watch the artists in action. With a slate of performers scheduled on two stages throughout two days, including a rock band, jazz trio, acoustic singers, a magician, and the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, plus a number of food vendors, the festival was a lively celebration of arts in the community. The event was a fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, with donors paying a fee to sponsor an artist’s square.

Featured artist Curtis Goldstein at work on Saturday morning…

and here is his work at the end of the day:

Many artists used a grid system to enlarge their artwork from a small sketch to street-size:

Some artists worked more loosely:

I love this happy cow:

There were several works that included the Rappahannock River train trestle:

Despite a great start on Saturday, the festival was cut short by rain on Sunday morning, and the rest of the event cancelled. But by midday, the sun was shining, so we headed back downtown to see if any of the artists had returned to finish their work. We were happy to find lots of folks walking around looking at the rain-washed, but still visible artwork, and several artists back at work on their squares.

Signature artist Gabriel Pons returned on Sunday to finish his large-scale piece:

I’m sorry the artist didn’t get to finish this version of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” It’s striking nonetheless.

The rain couldn’t diminish the beauty of this piece:

I’m hoping Via Colori catches on, with greater attendance, and more participants and sponsorship each year. I’m also hoping next year brings drier weather.



Via Colori

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Sep 28th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This past weekend, we checked out the city’s first annual Via Colori street art festival, an event that brought together artists and performers in a weekend devoted to creating chalk artwork on the street. Unlike most art exhibits, this event focuses…



Tweets I might of sent this weekend…

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

…if Internet access had been available where I was. And really, I’m not upset that it wasn’t. For 40 glorious hours I couldn’t even call my wife, let alone post to Facebook or Twitter. When was the last time you were cut off completely like that? It’s liberating. I need to do it more often. […]



The Lost Coin – A Re-read

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I took advantage of the downtime in the woods this weekend to re-read The Lost Coin. It was just as good as the first time I read it – 8 years ago.



Todo: Buy a weather radio

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • Sep 26th, 2010 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Last night it started raining at about 10 PM. Luckily we had retired to the tent at about 9:45 PM, and I was in the process of crushing Breck at cribbage when the raindrops started falling. Then we split two games of Statis-Pro baseball, with the person playing the 2009 Red Sox beating the person […]