Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Saturday walk on Dragon street.

Three day weekends go so fast.   Not sure why, maybe it is the expectation of accomplishing something with the extra time, but occasionally you actually complete your plan.  This memorial weekend was low key for us, no over planning, no huge expectations, just rewind the creative juices and do a little exploring of Dragon Street in Dallas.

Dragon St is the intersection of Design and Creativity.  Not necessarily a unique concept but here the execution is inching toward “spot on.”  We set out to visit the PDNB Gallery to view the “From Russia With Love” photography exhibit.  Featured are the photographs of 7 Russian photographers including Mikhail Dashevsky.  Mikhail is a scientist, a PhD like Elena and like Elena has seen more than a little historic change in the Moscow scene.  I was excited to see how this experienced shaped his photographic vision.  I wasn’t disappointed.  So if you live in Dallas, visit the PDNB Gallery and share the experience.  Pay particular attention to “Greetings to Mr. Bresson!, 1995,” a genuine slice of life at a farmers market.  Also study the faces of the folks at the bus stop.  Really neat stuff.  You can see these pictures at pndb gallery.

Every visit to Dragon Street results in a discovery.  This time we spotted items outside a gallery that we learned were yarn sculpture (by artist K. Witta).  So, we walked back down Dragon St. to check this out.  What a Hoot!  You just have to see it.  Here are a few pictures, but they don’t begin to do justice to this art.  All of this is in front of and inside the Mary Tomas Studio & Gallery.  Also, inside the gallery are some very interesting fused glass pieces.

All in all, Dragon St never disappoints.  Check it out, bring you camera and walk a bit, and talk a lot.  This is the friendliest street around. 

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