"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, April 30, 2017

JAZZ AND ART ON MAIN DAY TWO

Saturday April 29, 2017. The second day of Cedar Park's unique Jazz and Art on Main.
This is a first for this annual event. From talking with all the jazz musicians this will definitely put Cedar Park on the jazz map.

 Chikage Windler, meteorologist extraordinaire from KEYE (CBS) starts off the show. Chikage was M/C for the entire day and did a fabulous job. Thank you so much!!!   Glenn Rexach looking on.

Mayor Matt Powell welcomes the crowd and musicians to Cedar Park's Jazz Event. 

                                 Glenn Rexach lit up his Fender Stratocaster with some fiery licks.

                                   Kevin Scott laying down the pocket for Glenn Rexach Trio

       Grace Garne shows her exuberant style at the keyboards for the Musikatz.

                    Juan Rangel sends out some tasty notes over the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden.


New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin.





              Chikage sets up a photo souvenir with the New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin.


All images ©2017 Andy deBruyn
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Friday, April 28, 2017

JAZZ AND ART ON MAIN

Today was day one of the first annual Jazz and Art on Main in Cedar Park. A great turnout for a Friday evening. The crowd was really into it and the smell of fine eating wafted across the park. Tomorrow should see even a larger turnout.

 Randy Larkin of Jazz Daddies.

 Sax and bass riffing off each other. Jazz Daddies.


 Trio Verde played the classics, Route 66, Georgia, Fly Me to the Moon....

 Scott Simon's nylon strings set a cool evening vibe with sambas and bossa novas.

Scott Simon closed out the evening.

Tomorrow the second day of Jazz and Art on Main starts at 10am.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THAT'S GEORGE FOR YA

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Woman Shaving Her Leg. 1963

George Segal installation at San Francisco Museum of Art.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BIG ROCKS ON THE RIVER




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Big rocks on the South San Gabriel River.

I was fascinated by these three huge rocks, the middle one being the chunkiest, right in the river's path.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

HARD TO NAME COLORS

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The green part is easy...the purple?...violet?...eggplant?..mulberry?..is not quite so. What color could I name that would conjure up this tint and tone in your mind?

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

RAIN RAIN THE FLOWERS LOVE IT

The downpour didn't faze flowers in local gardens this morning...they loved it. Click any image to make bigger.










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Monday, April 10, 2017

STORMY WEATHER

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Looks like I won't be posting anything new for a couple of days at least...heavy storms are moving in today (Monday) and may hang around for a while.

Be nice if it cleared up by Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

THE CORNER

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The corner of Bell Blvd and East Park.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

SURREAL IN DALLAS


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This is an image I made a number of years ago in downtown Dallas. I shot it with a Nikon D80, my first real digital camera. I had only been shooting digital for a few months.

Except for some light sharpening this is pretty much out of camera. The light was surreal, the sky was this murky greenish-grey (smog?) and the setting sun was shooting shards of light down the street. I remember looking up and seeing this strange combination of colors and light patterns. It seemed so ominous.

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The Dallas Hyatt.