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Seaside Art Center - in Sculpture


Within less than an hour's drive from home, there is a quaint, beautiful, seaside village. For most, it would be considered a fishing mecca because of the proximity of the Gulf. But, the locals know that it also has quite a lot of art galleries, and art festivals held throughout the year. One particular area that is so pretty and very pristine and well kept is just off Navigation Blvd. [or is it street? not sure] that ends at several piers and a glorious view of the sea. Park your car, enter this small, converted home...an art gallery. If you go inside - the artists are local. Some oil canvases caress the interior walls...while other works of art are found on glass display tables; including native wood carvings, such as birds, bowls, and abstract. There is also a small gift shop. You can also purchase original art ranging from $60...going up into the $1000s for original, matted and framed oils. Outside the facility, there are several works of bronze sculptures. The views are incredible from all angles...the backdrop of the sculptures can be the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or turning around you can view the marina in the background. Either way, you won't be disappointed---




























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[wednesday meme - hostess link below]


 1. What is a pet peeve you have when vacationing?  Being retired, I'm on a permanent vacation.  No pet peeves much at all, except maybe...  driving in a large city metropolis, and contending with the traffic that knows where they're going, and I don't!!!


2. Would you describe yourself as a light packer or do you need everything in your closet plus the kitchen sink?  If it were up to me, I'd pack MINIMAL!!  I'm happy with my cellphone, camera, and credit card only.  That's all I need; not even a purse.

3. What's the best lesson a child ever taught you?  Laugh, giggle, and enjoy the day.  To be forever young.

4. Share one piece of advice you'd give a recent graduate as they attempt to enter the job market?  Above all, remind them before they walk out of the house that...these days, it's not just graduates that are out there in the job market; employees being laid off all over---ones with years of experience.  1] make sure your resumé is up to date  2] be yourself at an interview  3] be prepared to be turned down...there are better chances out there!!

5. What's your favorite lemon something?  I love pie...so, it'd be lemon meringue pie.  Mine!  Homemade, from scratch beginning with my crust; nothing store-bought.  And if it's too hot to bake a pie....fresh squeezed lemonade in a frosted glass with gobs of ice cubes would really hit the spot.

6. Flat sandal, wedge, heel...your favorite footwear?  Now-a-days the high heeled shoes remind me of 'street walker garb'...cheap, slutty looking,  no matter the cost either.  And besides, personally, I go no where that requires heels.  My favorite would be sandals!!!  But, I'd much prefer going barefoot on the beach.

7. What do you like best about a beach holiday? If you're not a beach lover (GASP!!) what do you dislike the least?  I live 10 minutes from the beaches....or 5 minutes from downtown that has a waterfront/marina.  What do I like best?  Living so near!!!  What do I like least?  The summer hurricane season.

8. Insert your own random thought here.  #7 reminds me, I must get my email set up for hurricane alerts once again.  Hurricane season begins in June...but, storms have occurred in May recently.  And I will need to begin stocking up the pantry with all the essentials if we're in one that requires no evacuations...bottled water, candles, canned food, batteries, gas in the BBQ'r propane tank, paper products, cat food and make sure the Rx refills are enough to get me through to November...etc. etc.








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55 comments :

  1. Have you ever bought anything here? I think there is just something so invigorating about being around an artistic community or artists houses.

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    1. Are you kidding? No...I couldn't afford the prices they ask for the work. But I do so enjoy viewing them and getting ideas for my own painting projects.

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  2. Hope you don't have any hurricanes that require evacuation this year! Same for us here on the east coast! I think my favorite sculpture is the one with the boy and the dog...they are all very good!

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    1. I love a good summer storm...but don't want anything that is damaging.

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  3. Praying that there will be no hurricanes requiring evacuation this year. (An added benefit will be that I won't have to fret over whether our trip to Hilton Head this September will be spoiled.)

    I love those sculptures!

    I'm like you ... barefoot on the beach is the only way to go! I love walking along the water's edge, with the waves crashing on my feet. If I'm at the beach, I've got to get my feet wet! Just gotta! ;-)

    We're back now, so I'll be doing my best to get all caught up ... might take a while, but I'm determined. ;-)

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    1. Barefootin....yep!!!!

      Glad to see you're back safely, and you enjoyed your trip.

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  4. Hurricanes scare me! That is why I love living in the mountains of PA :)

    Here's my hodgepodge:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/05/wednesday-hodgepodge-5912.html

    Colletta

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    1. You're like Bud....of course he has a house to be scared about....losing it in a storm. But, no matter where you live, there is a danger from mother nature. Right? Mountains...forest fires.

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  5. I agree...barefoot on the beach is the way to live! Love every second of it...except when I step on a shell. OUCH! Must be nice living that close to the beach...except when spring breakers roll into town.

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    1. ....oh you don't need to remind me. Let's see....there are 10 month of 'freedom' from Spring Breakers. LOL

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  6. Those are just gorgeous sculptures. Very elegant and well placed. I am a minimalist packer, too, but when I go into the woods I need rain gear as well, and lunch, and... :-)

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    1. These days, I can't even bring myself to carry a purse...whether on vacation/trips or around town. I don't need it any more. Years ago, it was a different story. LOL

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  7. Your sculptures are so beautiful. I like you said I was not disappointed in the scenery!!!
    I pack light also these days.
    I would love to have a sandy beach to run barefoot in.
    Hugs

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    1. It's always been a dream of mine to live near the shore with water at your footstep....But, Bud was always leery of being so close with the hurricane season...I finally convinced him. LOL

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  8. I must be a lovely place to visit and be inspired of!
    Beautiful sculptures!

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    1. I love going through art centers.

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  9. I love the sculptures - wonderful place to visit!
    I'm a terrible packer. I think out all the different scenarios for which I may need something and then want to take it along.
    Hope hurricane season is easy on you this year. :)

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    1. Me too....watching hurricanes coming into the Gulf is not my idea of fun; for sure.

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  10. gorgeous art...I would love to take it all in in person..
    laugh and giggle and enjoy your day!

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    1. ...oh, but your 'art' centerfold is way more funny!!!!

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  11. Oh, fabulous art!

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    1. ...there is more here and there around the area, but I just walked around the gallery that day.

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  12. I'm following back from Mamaw's Place. Love your answers. Oh to be just 10 minutes from the beach. Of course, then I would never get any work done.

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    1. Thanks, I'm following you back!!!!

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  13. I totally agrew tih your #3, it is similar to mine, laughing and giggling are things that help to keep your life in order.

    I always love looking at your pictures,the house makes me smile this week.

    Good Luck getting your hurricane emergency prep together. And I hope that you never have to use it.

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    1. Yep, keeping young at heart is what it's all about. At least you and I think so.

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  14. What town is that gallery in? I love the building...so cute with all the gingerbread trim. Pretty nifty sculptures, too. I especially like the one of the man and his dog. A cute moment captured.

    On the Hodgepodge...I never even thought of hurricanes as the downside of the beach, but yeah, that would definitely be a bad thing.

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    1. ...to answer your question...it's about 20 minutes from Corpus Christi...the town is called Rockport [actually, there are two towns within spittin' distance of each other...on one side of the imaginary 'border' you have Rockport, Texas, ---drive a few blocks and you go into the historical district and it's called Fulton, Texas.

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  15. Oh I love to visit the art galleries. And those sculptures, your pictures are beautiful. I am not so sure if I would want to live that close to the beach, I like to visit though. Thanks for the heads up on the lemonade mishap on my blog, I corrected it. lol, Wearing the lemonade might be kind of messy.
    until next time... nel

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    1. Nel....Oh, I'm glad my comment didn't offend you. LOL

      Maybe she wears lemonade scented cologne. [I couldn't resist again...shame on me]

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  16. What a beautiful place to visit. Love those sculptures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wish you a wonderful day.
    Mette

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    1. thanks Mette....enjoy your day too.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous sculptures especially the dolphins and man and dog... Your answer to #6 cracked me up and I AGREE!! oh so late today is was my day with Mama she had a 9:45 dr. then we had lunch then we ran errands got home at 2 we had fun
    Hugs C

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    1. ...LOL...well, they ARE...what is it with sparkles and rhinestone straps and stiletto heels these days? What happened to the conservative styles? Hope your ma's appointment went well.

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  18. amazing pieces of art Annie. They seem to be about full scaled statues. Love the dolphisn and the woman.

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    1. The woman/figurehead is my favorite too.

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, Anni. I like all the sculptures, but my fave is the woman looking out onto the sea...

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    1. Mine too, actually. There is a lot to be said about it all.

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  20. Children do keep us young, don't they? I would like living close to the beach!

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  21. that looks like a wonderful place to spend a day and those pictures are fabulous.
    I totally agree with you on the barefoot on the beach. I've gotten to the point where if I don't have to wear shoes I don't

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    1. Funny, I love shoes, but I'd much rather go without when I can...and that is often. LOL

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  22. Those photos are beautiful!

    Greetings from the Philippines
    Kim,USA
    Water World Wedneseday

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  23. How in the world did I forget about hurricanes? Seriously? Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. ...well, it's not a good reminder, tho...but a necessary one.

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  24. my bird has flesh and blood, and sometimes will spread its wing for me.

    Footwear, I wear running shoes a lot in school.

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    1. Those shoes would be good for muscle toning; wearing them all day.

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  25. Great artworks indeed. A great place to visit :)
    My late visit, Anni. Have a great day!

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  26. I try not to indulge in too much envy but I'm nearly green over your home turf!

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    1. ...there is plenty of room for you here too, y'know. :o)

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  27. Beyond awesome sculptures.

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  28. Trying to catch up a bit. I'd love to live near the water...one day!

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