Hey look! I’m in Arizona! Yesterday we went to the dog park and then out to dinner. Then, Barb and I started on a puzzle.
Today, Dad and I are going to visit the Gallery in the Sun. We’re taking the MGB, which is turning 50 years old this year. You’ll see more pictures from the MGB in a later post.
Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia built the Gallery in the Sun so his paintings “would feel good inside.” He built it out of adobe bricks, which were crafted on-site and used natural materials in the construction. I really loved walking through this gallery, so I would categorize his efforts as a huge success.
The entrance, which he made like a cave, or a mine opening.
And decorated with metal flowers.
The Doors! So amazing.
This is cactus, cut crosswise, laid down and varnished over. He noted it was pleasing on the feet. I was wearing slip-on shoes and so took an opportunity to test his theory. It was quite pleasing to my feet.
After visiting the gallery, we checked out the Mission in the Sun. Here’s a fountain we saw along the way.
The mission was built first, following a regional tradition of building a chapel or shrine before the building. It is built in honor of Father Keno.
Also, the gift shop had these very cool Sand Painting Kits.
I was very intrigued by this kit, but not enough to buy one.