It’s an honor to co-host the new Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) with Cee Neuner. Thank you to all of you who have joined in with us with your fabulous photographs.
A new challenge is posted each Friday at 9:00 PST. We both will visit all of your entries and we will both post an entry ourselves on a different day. To avoid confusion, please put your links only on the host’s post for that week. Pingbacks and links go to Cee this week. I have turned off pingbacks for this post. I will post a new challenge Friday, July 2nd.
What Is Public Art?
Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.
Prescott Car Show – Touchmark #1
Vince and I enjoy going to car shows, and there seem to be lots of them in Prescott. Cee and I agreed that car shows do fit the criteria as public art, but like some displays in museums, they are temporary. This show was held in an upscale retirement living facility parking lot and was fairly small. Here are a few of my favorites.
Jill’s Purple Passion
Jill and her husband Gaylord are new pickleball friends of ours who invited us to the car show. The vice principal where Jill taught owned the 1957 Porsche. She told him if he ever wanted to sell it, she wanted to buy it. We he advertised it for sale, she was furious. When he told her he was negotiating a sale with someone else, she went livid. When her husband gave it to her for her birthday/Christmas/anniversary, she was overwhelmed with joy. I think she forgave her VP.
Linda’s Lovely Mustang
Linda kept the history of the restoration of this 1967 Dusk Rose Mustang with “deluxe seatbelts” on her windshield. One feature that she particularly liked was the hubcap emblem, which is red rather than the traditional blue. She let me hop in.
The car next to Linda’s was rolling backwards with her in it when I first noticed it. Touchmark is at the top of a high mesa, and had it not been for the curb, all would have been lost. The DIY owner was most proud of his 1956 American Graffiti Manifold, precursor to fuel injection. In two years working 7-12 hours a day every day, he and his granddaughter built the car from scratch. She is the only other person who has driven the car, but I got to sit in the driver’s seat.
Jeep Jeep Camping
Vince and I thought this add-on to the family’s jeep looked fun, but not bear-proof. After hearing scary bear stories, I think I’d pass on this idea. 🙂
Vince and I both had several other favorites. I talked to the yellow Willy’s owners from the last car show. This is the car that won the best of show at the Touchmark show.
Of course, there were many more cars at the show which I’m saving for another post. Our beautiful weather in this mile-high setting changed following lunch with our friends. We had our first monsoon of the season.
- July Story Chat: “Sometimes a Miracle” a family medical drama by Gary A. Wilson.
- Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge. There’s still plenty of time to talk about Vacations. If you entered Sunday Still’s Challenge this week you can double dip and post a link to your post on WQWWC #30: Vacations.
- PPAC #3 on Friday.
Thank you Lisa Coleman from Our Eyes Open – the Bird Weekly Challenge for designing my new ID card to give people when I’m out taking pictures at car shows and other public events.