Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Snapshot








These painted eagles were all over Vancouver and Victoria in 2009 as a BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities fundraiser in celebration of the upcoming 2010 winter olympics. Each one was decorated by a different local artist and then auctioned off in the spring of 2010. The ones I took pictures of and liked the most were the Native art and nature themed ones, but there were many other themes as well: sports, industry, history, communications etc. 

These eagle sculptures were all just so beautiful.

Wow.

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18 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love when cities and towns do this as fund raisers. Very beautiful. We had dogs and bears around here the last few years.

Shelly B said...

Love these! We did cows some years back.

Connolly-Ahern (Col Reads) said...

Just beautiful! I love all the color.

fiction-books said...

Hi Trish,

I think these kinds of fundraisers are a great idea, I am just so amazed at how much latent talent there is out there, that lies untapped.

My local city of Bath, South UK, did a similar fundraiser with elephants last year, then auctioned off the sculptures after the summer season had finished. We have also had pigs and chickens in the past:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/may/19/lions-bath-charity-sculpture.

Yvonne

Trish said...

Thanks for the link. Those sculptures are very cool too! It is indeed a great way to showcase some very talented artists.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I love it when cities do this! I remember seeing donkeys and elephants in Washington, DC one year

Angie said...

My city did this with our local celebrity Babe the Blue Ox a couple of years ago. It was so much fun to see the themed ones like the one with a air tank on it's back sitting outside the Minnesota School of Diving and the Elv-Ox painted up in the white and rhinestone Elvis jumpsuit. So fun!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, these are wonderful images...so colorful and evocative...thanks for sharing.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! Great pic choice!

bermudaonion said...

Those are beautiful!

Leslie said...

Such a great way to beautify the city, raise money and promote the arts... all at once!

Chicago did cows years ago. When they were gone I missed seeing them.

Alyce said...

Those are great! My favorite is the third one down that's got the layers of rainbow-type colors.

Bev Hankins said...

I love these! There's a town in southern Indiana that has painted pigs all over the place.

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once in a blue moon said...

those are wonderful~

Shari Green said...

I remember seeing some of these - so cool! And you've got a really great collection there in your photos. Thanks for posting them! :)

Ellie said...

What a great idea for a fundraiser. And the art is beautiful!

Sharon said...

I love these they are so creative and colorful! My sister's town in Kansas does Dala Horses. You can see a few here: http://www.lindsborgcity.org/index.aspx?NID=628

Trish said...

Oh wow, those Dala horses are so creative! I have a Swedish horse with the red design but the other designs are also really cool. I like the purple one with the grape vines. Thanks for the link.