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Picture of the Week – Art in Action!

Dan Nelson Captures Krispy Kreme Shop on Canvas

Dan Nelson Captures Krispy Kreme Shop on Canvas
November 14, 2013

I was driving home from work last Thursday when I spotted local artist Dan Nelson with his easle set up on the sidewalk at the intersection of Peace & Person Streets in downtown Raleigh. I pulled over and snapped this picture of him capturing the local Krispy Kreme shop on his canvas as the sun was setting. Dan is an incredible artist and is well known for his live art performances were he creates amazing works right in front of the audiences eyes. You can learn more about Dan’s work and find out were he will be next by following him on facebook. According to his most recent post, the painting he was creating above is now complete and on display and available for sale at PieBird.

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Picture of the Week ~ Beautiful Weekend in Downtown Raleigh!

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View of Peace Street / Blount Street area of downtown Raleigh

I snapped this week’s photo on Sunday. The weather this past weekend was incredibly warm for this time of year making it the perfect time to explorer downtown Raleigh. Of course the beautiful weekend already feels like a distant memory in light of the dreary cold wet weather we have today. So I like to look at this picture to remind myself that the weather in Triangle is full of surprises and there is always hope for a warmer day to enjoy from time to time even during winter.

The picture above was taken from the Archdale building overlooking the Peace Street & Blount Street intersection of downtown Raleigh. There has been a lot of work going on in that area in recent years with sections being cleared and historic homes being moved to new locations. I hope to take another picture from this perspective a year from now for comparison and see what has changed over the course of a year.

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