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Art in the beholder’s eye

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Lorrie in Mission City  San Luis Obispo
Bob Walker Photography

Written by Lorrie Flemming

an excerpt from the travel diaries of “The mother road”

Far Beyond what you can see

a non Artist View by Lorrie Flemming

Art in it’s true form lies deeply within the “eyes of the beholder”, a stated fact through the ages. As a seasoned traveler, touched but he beauty that unfolds throughout each journey, I am drawn to places that speak to me by focusing my eye on OUTDOOR ART. Voices of legends echoing passages where we are standing today, personified by Art that pays homage to a renaissance of their vibrant stories, revived by mere glimpse of the past that reaches far into the scope of our presence.

OUTDOOR ART from the viewpoint of a traveler is the quintessential tourism service, a valuable travel guide, an “on the spot” textbook, rendering integral history lessons. By standing on duty 24-7 as the spokesperson to tell each unique story at a glance, instantaneously enhances our image as we pass through the gateways in the pages of time.

Heartfelt gratitude on behalf of my fellow “roadies” is hereby extended to all the artists who diligently set the stage to portray the accounting of specific events & vestiges, truly reflective of out cultural circles. The adage ” a picture paints a thousand words’ is an understatement of that defines the magnificence of outdoor art.

yours from the heart of the road

Lorrie Flemming

May the road be our Educator into the hourglass of time.

 

A snippet of artwork we discovered by a surprised stop in the Historic Mission City of San Luis Obispo on a trip to California in 2017

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Abstract Crayon

#ABSTRACT CRAYON TIP

#Weldbond Glue

One of the best tricks of the trade is the use of Weldbold glue in the mixing of mural paint..the glue adds a tooth to the paint and the dried paint adheres much better.

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Socio economics & murals

Tourism is not exclusively an economic movement, it also involves social, cultural, political and environmental aspects. It is important to realize that any assessment of tourism impacts should not only be concerned with the tangible economic effects such as revenue and foreign exchange earnings, but also with non-economic and intangible effects, such as social and cultural ones. Route Blue is part of this movement , and has been an innovation that has a 30 year history of social economic growth globally. Mural Art is a generator and sense of place with layer of opportunity to engage, educate, preserve and promote humanity, environment and social change and the healthy collective life of community.

The showcasing of life through creative expressions, traditional ceremonies, traditions and community organizations. Mural story art and the social economic return on investment, through the tourism tool they are, have effects on the people of host communities in direct and indirect associations with tourists. The power of the Large Art, in the layers of tourism development is a huge and continually transforming tourism social economic movement.  Route Blue ArtCONNX has deep roots in the modern movement, with ancient roots, in talent based generational applied arts learning.

To teach and build community in Art in Action, ARTCONNX, and RURAL CREATES Tourism..which does build community, mental health and prosperity for all.

The socio-cultural effects of applied art tourism are difficult to measure, and to a large extent are indirect, or even unknown. The majority of the studies undertaken until now in this area, were mainly concerned with understanding the social impacts on the host societies, rather than the impacts on the tourists themselves.  Route Blue has many impact studies on the projects and socio- economics of the philosophy.  The use of applied mural art in rural community building for 30 years, in skills knowledge building in youth and in tourism impact, sit in boxes of files waiting to be calculated and studied.   The story waiting to be shared, and in the very act of sharing this very successful partnership consortium model, that includes artists, youth and non profit as the new 3 to the P3 of community building.  stay tuned as we dig out files and as all Michelle Loughery Projects occur, will be through ART in ACTION..through WAYFINDER learning and the new ROUTE BLUE LEGACY project..is at the starting gate…let the horses run

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ART IN ACTION

PUBLIC ART HAS THE ABILITY TO CREATE AN ATTACHMENT TO ONE’S COMMUNITY. EVEN THOUGH MANY FEEL CULTURE MAY BE TAKING A BACK SEAT IN THE CURRENT WORLD, PUBLIC ART CONTINUES TO BRING BOTH VISUAL AND REAL WORLD VALUE TO A COMMUNITY.

PUBLIC ART CAN HELP DRIVE ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION IN URBAN AREAS, AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF TOWNS AND COUNCIL ARE INSTALLING PUBLIC ART BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE VALUE IT BRINGS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. NOT ONLY IS IT FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE, BUT YOUR PRIDE, TRADITION, HISTORY, CULTURE AND VALUES CAN BE EXPRESSED THROUGH PUBLIC ART. IN RECENT STUDIES, THE AESTHETICS OF A SPACE RANKS JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR POTENTIAL RESIDENTS OR VISITORS AS SCHOOLING AND SAFETY.