The Warriors are coming

You know those Chinese Terracotta army/warrior figures, the life-sized solders that were burried Emperor Qin Shihuang’s tomb in 210 BC? Well they are going to be on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City from April 3 through July 16, 2017 in an exhibit called “Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 BC – AD 220).

The warriors were buried with the emperor in hopes of being his army in the afterlife, they were discoved in 1974 by local farmers who were digging a well.

There will be three sections of ancient Chinese art, 160 pieces, including a 2000-piece jade suite, musical instruments, vessels and so much more. A full program of lectures will go along with the exhibit.

I’m hoping the crowds won’t be too crazy. I’ll be in NY in parts of June and July, so I’m looking forward to seeing the exhibit.

Lake Worth’s Street Painting Festival

I went to the 23rd Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival on Sunday. I go with friends every year (that’s me in the top blog nameplate at last year’s event). It’s a great event in the small town of Lake Worth which is in Palm Beach County, Florida.

They claim 100,000 people attend the event and that there are 600 artists participating. It does get crowded. The streets are shut down in the center of town and art takes over the streets. Amazing art. Here are some photos I took.

The disappearing riverboat

This is an amazing shot. It was so foggy in New Oreans the other day, you could barely see your hand in front of your face. I’ve never seen fog like that before. I video’s this. Watch as the Creole Queen riverboat disappears as it heads out into the fog on the Mississippi River. Watch till the end. Amazing.

The art bazaar in NOLA

I’m in New Orleans for the weekend. Always love it here and I’m always finding something new. Yesterday I came across this art bazaar or bizarre as they call it there. It’s an empty lot in the middle of the block, on 1200 block of Decauter Street. For some reason, it looks like something you would see in Brooklyn, but I’m sure this is all originally NOLA.

There was an artist named Jason working on something and during weekends, there is more than one artists present and it’s like a little flea market then. It’s funny, with one artist it feels like a gallery, with more, a flea market.

I like the dinosaur, but how would I get it home?

Music in the parks

Enjoyed ice skating in Brant Park in NYC recently. There’s a holiday bazaar, an indoor restaurant to get food and hot drinks and lots of music and ice skating in the center of the city.

Also came upon this piano player in Washington Square Park one Saturday. The piano was just there and he was just playing. Such a beautiful moment.