Babs told me that a whole flock of new sculptures had migrated to the Walk of Art over at the Elk Rapids Day Park, so on Tuesday Louan and I went to see them.
Above: Louan really liked the stone and wrought metal Garden Piece by Wendell Heers and Scott Lankton and For Wendell Heers by Lankton. I was taken with I love Michigan cherries created by Joe Lueck and displayed here as a memorial to Gene Veliquette. (Gene was the cherry farmer who, it is often said, taught all the other cherry farmers Around Here a whole lot of what they know—which is considerable.)
There are two more favorites below: Bart Ingraham’s Blue Dragon and Seek Alternate Route by David Petrakovitz
The setting is all Mama Nature’s own artwork, from landscapes . . .
. . . to these Jack-in-the-pulpit plants.
It’s a lovely place to walk. There are nice restrooms, a picnic pavilion, a sandy beach, shady trails, and 29 wonderful sculptures. And it is all free, courtesy of Mama Nature, ArtRapids!, and Antrim County taxpayers like me. You’re welcome. I don’t see how you can go wrong.