Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kids in the Rotunda

Zeus and I decided to have our Saturday morning coffee downtown, on State Street. Rather bleak, lots of dirty snow piled up, few students around from the University and our old coffee haunt was nice but had changed inside.
We decided to wander up State Street to the Overture Center for the Arts, a beautiful building that Madison just had to build, that has tons of debt attached to it. We were in luck because it was Saturday morning and a Kids in the Rotunda free program was being presented, Cheney & Mills a comedy & juggling team.
Above is a college of the act, with audience and a volunteer participant, little girl.

Here are some interesting shots from inside the Overture Center.
There was a really interesting piece of furniture sitting in a corner. Zeus tried it out. Alive and not forgotten, he is.
This was a mural painted on the outside of a building next to where we parked our car. I liked it and thought some of you might too.

:) Bea Create, enjoy, dance and remember who you really are!

I'm taking this class, I'm so excited.


  1. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Bea, I love Photoshop and have used it a lot, but I know there is a lot more I could learn. Good luck with this course. Your excitement is palpable, you will enjoy it!
    I got busy during a winter storm power outage (read "watching snow from a cold house"!) this morning and started sculpting the face for my Full Moon January Art Doll. Talk about being excited!

  2. What a great place!

  3. Barbara, I can't wait until I get back from vacation. I have so many ideas for my Full Wolf Moon doll.
    You know I take a lot of photos and I love of DJ does with hers and digital work. I've always wanted to learn it and she is the best teacher for it. :)Bea

  4. Deborah, it's a wonderful space, Zeus and I have to make more of an effort to get downtown to visit it. :)Bea

  5. I'm amazed at how people do mural work.
    Will check out that class again with djp.

  6. Yvonne,go down the whole link and you can see the type of things she will be teaching. I ordered a "used" copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 from It came brand new as far as I can tell. I had the old elements 5 but I wanted to be able to work with the things she was teaching. :)Bea

  7. I love on line classes - will check this one out, thanks

  8. This looks like such fun! Just the kind of day I love to have; soaking in arts and culture. Everything looks so interesting, but I know what you mean about those giant, new and wonderful buildings with lots of debt. They are nice, but, whew!...

  9. Mim, I know people that have taken her workshop classes say she is a wonderful teacher. I expect that she will be just as devoted to her online experience. :)Bea

  10. Katie Jane, they built this when they were playing the stock market with the funds. When that crashed so did their financing. At one point it was for sale for a $1.00 but a person would have to assume an awful lot of debt. Funny, how nobody came forward to buy it.
    It's a wonderful theater space, too. All shows from out of town are there and all our arts groups. :)Bea

  11. What a super time you had and what fun to watch the jugglers, super collage. Zeus looks really at home on that cool chair. I want to go and tickle him!! lol.

    I really really want to learn photoshop properly so I can doctor my photos if necessary. I will go see.

  12. He said it was surprisingly comfortable but then I think he was getting tired of me dragging him around from room to room. :)Bea