Sunday, June 23, 2013

Slow Down and Enjoy the Anteater

"Sculpture and paintings have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry."  Ralph Waldo Emerson
   I am fortunate to live in an area where sculpture can be found, if you know where to look for it. Yesterday it was just a couple miles away, in the small town I live nearest to, at the Steeple Center, by a local artist, Dale Lewis. 
   The Steeple Center is the only old building remaining in the town, and it's pretty much a miracle that it hasn't been torn down. The church was abandonned a couple years ago. Funds were scarce to save it and make the necessary repairs that would allow it to meet codes and remain in use. It would have been so sad not to see the old steeple above anything on the landscape anymore.
   The artist, Dale Lewis, creates delightful things from found objects. I found the sculptures whimsical, surprising, and would love to discover them in a garden or park.


These are my photos from the exhibit, but you can see lots more of Dale's work at







  1. Glad to see the church was saved. Those sculptures look really interesting and would add substance to a garden.

  2. Love the idea that such a beautiful church can be used as a gallery space, and the intersection of those two very different art forms is a work of art itself! Loving the juxtaposition. I must be honest, though, that architecture is stealing the show for me...

    1. Bethany! So nice to hear from you!

    2. What can I say? I'm addicted to blogs...especially well written blogs on topics I love! Travel, art, literature, and cookies :)

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  4. I always love to see old buildings being reused. His sculptures are fun to see. I see you found the follow button. I couldn't find that one anymore but found the Google+ one instead. You can get rid of the space underneath your post by going into edit and click at the bottom of the space and then hit the back space key.
    You can change the width of your post and side bar by going into 'design' and 'template' and 'customise' and 'adjust width'

  5. Thanks for the help, Diane. I tried and tried to fix the margin!