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Monday: Crimson Quillfeather alternating with ZenTrainer
Wednesday: Pam from Calif
Thursday: art ah zen
The Blackhawk Plaza is an upscale shopping center in Danville, CA. It has the Blackhawk Auto Museum, Draeger’s Market/ Grocery Store, Movie Theatre, Restaurants, and many shops. I had a previous diary about the Museum. The whole plaza has many water ways, swans and ducks. You can purchase special duck/swan food from Draeger’s. A jungle gym is also available for the kids. This diary will highlight the fun and whimsical public art. It shows a grandfather reading to his granddaughter and imagining impossible dreams. All of these sculptures are dedicated to teachers. Brian Keith is the sculptor of this wonderful public art installation.
Keith earned a commission from Centercal Properties, who commissioned him with developing a sculptural art program for a plaza in Danville, California. For this project, Keith produced “Imagine”, a narrative about an older man who sits down to read to his granddaughter, when the story they share together miraculously comes to life in front of them. Keith’s whimsical figures won him more supporters and led to many other large commissions.