Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Oakland's Uptown Art Park


I was walking in Downtown Oakland over by the 19th street BART Station and I came upon the Uptown Art Park. It is a temporary outdoor gallery. The City of Oakland took a piece of vacant lot and created an outdoor art gallery. I think it is a really cool use of space:

"Offering"-Bruce Johnson-Redwood and copper
"Bike Bridge"-Michael Christian-Recycled bike parts
"The pressure to hold together that held things back-part 2"-Salvaged redwood timbers 
"Dandelion"-Karen Cusolito-Recycled Steel
"Skiff"-Erin Powell-Steel
"Uprising"-Bruce Johnson-Redwood and Copper
"Trumpet Flowers"-Karen Cusolito-Recycled Steel
"Barbican"-Randolph Colosky-Engineered Ceramic, honeycomb and wool
This was really cool and I am glad that I ran into it. It brightens the city of Oakland.

8 comments:

  1. Bike Bridge is Awesome! These large works are always so impressive with the various mediums. You have some of the coolest sights out there!

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  2. That is so awesome...I agree, what a great use of space! I LOVE art and what a wonderful way to display it. I wish more urban areas would do the same. Thanks for sharing Patrick!! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks, it is one thing that Oakland got right.

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  3. I've walked by there once or twice, they are impressive. So much nicer to look at than an empty lot.

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  4. These are so neat! I especially like the dandelion.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. They are pretty neat.

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  5. This is some pretty interesting art work. Thanks for sharing!

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