Another Type of Glacier Event

Just as the snow from our Snowzilla Blizzard is melting, I read about another type of “big,” snow-related, glacier event (see below). But first, the blizzard snow was beautiful while it lasted. It was especially nice to shut everything down. Everyone enjoyed the welcomed break.

We visited with friends and walked back to take this picture. Although it was 3 am, it could have been any time of the day with everyone hunkering down indoors.

Snowzilla covered street with no cars on Art Is Everywhere

Snow covered street with no cars = beautiful

Snowzilla covered stairs on Art Is Everywere

No where to go but stay inside

Cat views Snowzilla garden on Art Is Everywhere

Ingmar our cat enjoys the view from the warmth

Just as our snow is melting, there is other news about recently restored murals depicting scenes from Glacier Park.

Glacier Lake Mural restoration on Art Is Everywhere

Joe Abbrescia Grinnell restores a Glacier Lake mural. Photo by Patrick Cote Dill via Hockaday Museum

size of Glacier Mural panels on Art Is Everywhere

This shows the large size of the panels via Hockaday Musem

There were originally 51 murals that were commissioned to be painted as large watercolor panels with water-based tempera on canvas and displayed for all visitors to view in the Glacier Park Lodge in 1939. However their recorded history leaves the artist as unknown.

Unfortunately, only 15 have survived. The lodge was restored in the 1950s and the murals no longer fit the decor theme so they were cut from their mountings, rolled up and thrown away! Hard to believe!

Fortunately, 15 of the canvases were saved by Leona and Robert Brown in their East Glacier home and passed down to their granddaughter, Leanne and her husband, Alan Goldhahn. They donated the murals to the Hockaday Museum in 2012. Through the Goldhahn’s generous efforts the murals have been fully restored and are now on display again and serve as a wonderful memory to Leona & Robert Brown, who had the vision to save them in the first place.

Glacier Park Murals 1 via Independent Record helenair.com on Art Is Everywhere

Glacier Park Murals 1 via Independent Record helenair.com

Glacier Park Murals 2 via Independent Record helenair.com on Art Is Everywhere

Glacier Park Murals 2 via Independent Record helenair.com

Glacier Park is truly a stunning place. It stood out among the national parks that we visited during a family road trip across the country around 1975. These gorgeous murals are making me want to return.

Out of 29 Surreal Places in America that you need to see before you die, Glacier Park is #27 on the list.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit 10 on the list but realize my travel days are just beginning after seeing these and what about outside of the States?! I’m just wondering if I have enough time to fit it all in?

In addition…

…to Monday’s post about Snow, Snow and more Snow, here are a few pictures that my Venetian cousins sent of Venice sadly under water but beautiful with a dusting of snow. There’s lots of snow going around.

Venetian Church Doors with Snow. Photo © by Pietro deScarpis

Venice under Snow. Photo © by Pietro deScarpis

Venice with Snow. Photo © by Piertro deScarpis

A music link to Patricia Snyder’s Snowbound to Kick Start Your Weekend, as we’ll be digging out: http://patriciasnydermusic.com/audio/snyder-snowbound-02.mp3

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be skiing during this blizzard:

Here’s an art opportunity that I wanted to mention before it’s too late. The City of Seattle is looking for artists to paint murals on 46th Street. Click on this Fremont Universe link for details. Applications are due by February 19th.

Silent Monks Sing

Merry Christmas!  Here’s an appropriate video that hopefully will bring laughter and joy in the spirit of the season and Kick Start your weekend.

Check Monday’s upcoming post for a few more scenes from the blizzard that hit us early last week and stranded my son in the Nashville airport. Surprisingly, my husband was able to make it back from Copenhagen. I later learned that they were only allowing international flights to land. My older son will be back by the time of this post and fortunately we’ll have our family together for Christmas. That’s a very good gift right there.

Snow Half Way Up Window. Photo by C. Ashley Spencer

As I was clearing out stuff I ran across this image. Angels sing on high. I thought it was a wonderful print. It’s from artwork and the National Cathedral.

Angels Sing on High. Photo by David Marks via Washington Post

I’ve long been a fan of Janet Shearer’s beautiful artwork. Here’s a most recent and fitting example of her trompe l’oeil Nativity mural on the wall in Blisland Inn & Pub in Cornwall, England. Beautiful!

Janet Shearer\'s Nativity Mural. Photo by Murray Sanders

Hope your Christmas is filled with joy of the season.

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