An Art Adventure

As part of my ongoing research program on arts incubators and their success metrics, I recently traveled to Washington to do some field research at Mighty Tieton, a for-profit creative enterprise incubator in the rural Yakima Valley. I also made a visit to Ellensburg, WA and couldn’t miss a chance to spend some time in Olympic Sculpture Park.  All, in all, it was an art adventure.  In a departure from my usually text-heavy postings, and in celebration of the waning days of summer, I share some “artventure” pictures with you:

Yakima Valley orchards and vineyards as seen from Naches Heights

Yakima Valley orchards and vineyards as seen from Naches Heights

Inside Goathead Press, one of Mighty Tieton's resident enterprises

Inside Goathead Press, one of Mighty Tieton’s resident enterprises

Tieton Mosaic's sampler

Tieton Mosaic’s sampler

Dick and Jane's Spot, Ellensburg

Dick and Jane’s Spot, Ellensburg

More of Dick and Jane's

More of Dick and Jane’s

 

The Ellensburg Bull by Rich Beyer

The Ellensburg Bull by Rich Beyer

Another amusing sculpture from Ellensburg's public art program

Another amusing sculpture from Ellensburg’s public art program

The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg featured an exhibit of decorated cattle skulls to be auctioned at the upcoming rodeo.

The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg featured an exhibit of decorated cattle skulls to be auctioned at the upcoming rodeo.

My favorite is this "gem" by Don O'Connor

My favorite is this “gem” by Don O’Connor

 

Echo, 2011, Jaume Plensa

Echo, 2011, Jaume Plensa

The weathered steel of Richard Serra's "Wake" were reminiscient of the shipyards just on the other side of park.

The weathered steel of Richard Serra’s “Wake” were reminiscient of the shipyards just on the other side of park.

 

The art adventure was great -- but I also got to enjoy this beauty...

The art adventure was great — but I also got to enjoy this beauty…

About lindaessig

Linda Essig is director of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, including its award-winning arts entrepreneurship program, Pave: http://pave.asu.edu The opinions expressed on creativeinfrastructure are her own and not those of ASU. You can follow her on twitter @LindaInPhoenix and "like" the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at http://www.facebook.com/pages/pave-program-in-arts-entrepreneurship/386328970101 Find Pave's journal, Artivate, at http://artivate.org
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