Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ABC Wednesday - K is for Knit the Bridge and some great artists

ABC Wednesday has rolled around again and this week we look at K.

There are quite a few "K" artists and I will focus on 4 of them, very different from each other.
As well, I am sharing more photos of "Knit the Bridge"!

Frida Kahlo: She was a Mexican painter, known for her vibrant colours and her many self portrais.

"Kinkade emphasizes simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his paintings. As a devout Christian, Kinkade uses his gift as a vehicle to communicate and spread inherent life-affirming values."

Paul Klee: He was considered both a Swiss and German painter. " His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism."

Cornelius Krieghoff: He is " probably the most popular Canadian painter of the 19th century. Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, particularly in the winter"

Knit the Bridge
I have to include some more photos of the fabulous art project that took over the bridge in downtown Cambridge! "Knit the Bridge" turned out to be such a collaborative effort of people far and wide. It was such fun to visit as well. All the knitted goods were taken down yesterday and will be washed and donated to the needy. What a worthwhile project!

(Yes those are slippers marching up the bridge!)

Be sure to visit the other great participants of this fun alphabet meme here.


Sylvia K said...

What a fabulous project the Knit the Bridge is! Terrific photos of that, Bev. And I love Paul Kincaide and Paul Klee! So, obviously I love your post for the day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy! And thanks as always for your visit and kind comment! Much appreciated as always!


photowannabe said...

Amazing project for charity and acknowedging the arts. Great post for K.

Gigi Ann said...

I always learn something each time I visit. The knit the bridge is a fantastic project. Looks like there are a lot of knitters in the area. Nice choice for K day.

Cheryl said...

I love these photos of the Knit the Bridge project. Not only charitable but full of loving kindness.

Tumblewords: said...

Fascinating post - fine artists! Knit the Bridge is a superb work of beauty and community!

Roger Owen Green said...

love the bridge!
there was a movie about Kahlo a few years back that I saw; pretty good, as I recall.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness ~ what a bridge..we know it will stay warm.

How nice to acknowledge those artists. I was only familiar with Thomas Kincade, but personally not a fan of his work, even though it's lovely and people love it... just not my style..I love loose watercolors.

Kay L. Davies said...

The artists are wonderful, but I can't help loving the idea of the Knit Bridge. How my grandmother and my mother would have loved your photos of it!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love to have visitors.

K, Alberta

jabblog said...

I'm glad to read that the knitting will have another purpose. The bridge will look quite ordinary once it's undressed!

RuneE said...

One couldn't think of a more artistic "K" than this one. Well doe :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think that bridge covered in knitted pieces is amazing!

iHanna said...

Love these photos!