Saturday, September 8, 2018

Art DTour

The Farm/Art DTour is one of my favorite things but they didn't have it last year and the year before my car plotzed en route.

The Red Piano I was talking about, Sallie
Sauk County was hit hard by flooding they haven't seen since 2008 and the Great Flood of 1993.


Two years is a long time to go without visiting farmland art installations and I'm knocking on swollen wood that Cha Cha (yes I named my car) and I will be getting lost in the enchanting fall air again this October.


These photos are from 2016 when I persuaded my cousin to drive me while Cha Cha was being shuttled from one incapable (keeping it clean) mechanic to another.


 We found this Red Piano at Ableman's Gorge in Rock Springs (still in the major flooding category).

Warning:  I got a virus after linking to the creators of the Red Piano at the Reedsburg ArtsLink. It happened when I tried to update Flash. It looks like Virus Scanner Plus fixed it and the Reedsburg ArtsLink home page is fine.

The Farm/Art DTour GoFundMe Page

56 comments:

  1. That red piano sure is pretty!

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    1. I guess they found the perfect place to put it, Brian.

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    1. It was fun to watch people sit down and play it too.

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  3. The red certainly makes a statement. #MySundayPhoto

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  4. That red piano is such a statement. How amazing would it be to sit and play in such a setting.

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    1. Maybe I'll learn Chopstix if it's there again this year.

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  5. That red piano really adds something vibrant to the photos

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for joining in with #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I had the brightness turned down on my laptop and didn't know the photos were so vibrant, and that's without editing.

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  6. The red is really striking - catches the eye quickly!

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    1. They knew what they were doing, Carol.

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  7. This is fantastic! The little piano that could.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I can't help but think getting it up and in there was like that little train.

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  8. That's beautiful.

    Sorry about the virus, but glad it didn't give you much grief.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Ahhhaaa, Sandee you meant the Virus I got from the fake Flash update, I can't watch football and read comments I guess. Yes, although I'm still wary.

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  9. Oh my gosh Jeanna -- that red piano!!! It's wonderful and even better sitting there all proud and bright and beautiful at the bottom of that rock cliff. I'd rather see this bright red one than the hippy murally one I saw here. (Is murally a word?) Hope you get to go on the tour again this year, but I should point out that some of us have gone a (long) lifetime without ever seeing art on farmland! (I would seriously love this tour though.)

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    1. It's cool, isn't it? I loved it when people sat down to play and kept thinking I was in an old timey western hotel that had moved their pianey outdoors for a spell. Well the hippy murally one reminded me of it and it was nice and painterly (is that a word?). I do too, but Rock Springs is still a major flood hazard along with Baraboo so I don't know what's going on. I emailed the organizers but nothing back yet.
      I got spoiled after a few years of it and was crushed when they didn't have it in 2017.
      Something tells me I could use you guys on this trip since I get so very lost every time I go. You would laugh if you saw how well I planned for it and STILL got hopelessly lost.

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  10. Art on farmland, I'd do that tour with you, Jeanna. The red piano exhibit reminds me of a coffee table photo book published in the late 1970s or early 1980s with photos of a red couch in different outdoor places. Wish I still had it.
    Our car is called Eliza Doalot. She finally revealed her name this year, after 25 years. What took her so long. Cheers to you and Cha Cha!

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    1. And I would love to have you, Susie. It's nice to meet people along the way but I need someone who wants to see every bit of it then do it all over again because they missed something. Is that you? Every year I vow to color code and use common sense when navigating, oy, the notes I have all over maps and print outs and somehow I lose my way. It's a nice area to get lost in but how that happens in like a 50 mile radius every year...
      Ooh, that is a great idea for a coffee table book, does it turn into a couch or coffee table?
      Eliza Doalot, ha! Just you wait Susie Mac, just you wait, you'll be sorry but your tears'll be to late (sung in Cockney accent). I assume you play the stage version of MFL when traveling with her. 25 years, blimey!
      I'll let her know (yes, I talk to her too).

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    2. You're the first one to get the reference for Eliza. The Husband and I did a good rendition of "rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain" the other morning.
      I try to see everything, but usually run out of time.

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    3. I was a weird kid forever getting broadway musical lps from the downtown library and learning them by heart so, yeah, and I'm still mad the film role didn't go to Julie Andrews. I respectfully request you tape your next duet. (I don't mean to rhyme, must be the musical memories.)
      Same here, best intentions, anal retentions. Damn, there I go again.

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    1. I think they've had it out before as well and I thought so too.

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  12. Hello, the red piano is cool. It is in an interesting place. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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    1. It's a very popular stop along the Farm Art/DTour. Hope your days are as lovely as they've been here, Eileen.

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  13. That's the reddist piano i have ever seen heheh! looks quite nice though :-)

    Have a liberacetastic week :-)

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    1. Liberacetastic, you are hilarious, Steve. I didn't do much in the way of editing either. It's that red.

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  14. Eye catching with the Red Piano ~ do hope the Art Fair runs and that you are able to get there too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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    1. The Fermentation Fest is slated for Oct. 5-14 and I see a list of artists for the Farm Art/DTour so unless something gives because of all the flooding over the last month it looks like it's on.

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  15. You're having some fun with your comments, I see! Yeah I remember another fall that you posted art located in the most unexpected places! Remember a red one, but can't remember it was a piano. Does Cha chaa also do her dance?
    Enjoy exploring some more art this week! Thanks for keep All Seasons informed of the creations you see:):)

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    1. Ha, I do enjoy comments (; I did post a few pics of this piano in 2016, then they didn't have the DTour in 2017. I think you would LOVE it. There have been little houses in fields and large croquet mallets and ginormous boots and a wooden wall with a tractor in it and a giant earth worm sticking out of the ground and an installation with taps that dispensed some kind of fermented drink—can you tell I love this part of festival?
      Cha Cha does road dance, one two three cha cha cha vroom.

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  16. Yes this red piano is a huge Awww.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  17. How cool to see a red piano all by itself! There could be a story in that....!

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    1. Here's the blurb from the Wormfarm Institute, Betty:
      A humble turn-of-the-20th century upright piano gets a brilliant facelift and, with YOU at the keys, an encore performance in the magnificent natural amphitheater within Ableman’s Gorge.
      We saw people playing it while we took photos, it wasn't by itself for long.

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    1. Even cooler that Ruby is on the mend, Fi.

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  19. Tht's cool. The scarlet piano is striking against nature. I love that!

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    1. Yeah, they knew what they were doing, Mary.

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  20. Loving the red piano! #keepingitreal@_karendennis

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    1. I don't see it listed for this year but imagine Rock Springs is still in flux. I hope there's something just as colorful this year.

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  21. It's great that you named your car! The piano makes a striking contrast to the surroundings, I really like it #keepingitreal

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    1. She really named herself, Louisa. It does, but I think those surroundings are pretty water logged still.

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  22. You can never go wrong with red. The contrast is gave is amazing! Lovely shots =)

    #mysundayphoto

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    1. No, you can't, perfect for fall, fashion, dressing up, being bad and color contrast.

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  23. The red really pops out! #keepingitreal

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    1. It smacks the cliff up side the head, Tracy.

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  24. Gorgeous! I love the contrast in these pics. #keepingitreal

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    1. Now you've got me excited about Thai quesadillas.

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  25. Art on Farmland sounds very intriguing and the red piano looks amazing. I named my car Bernard, it's definitely a boy, most of my previous cars have been girls, don't ask me how I can tell.
    #keepingitreal

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    1. Bernard is a fine name! I'm not sure how I can either, but we can, can't we?

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  26. Hi Jeanna, I'd love a day out with you! The places you visit and the things you see. Now where's the pianist hiding?... I've not named the car, but my pushbike's called Betty. I think it creates a bond that gets us up hills.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal

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    1. I think you do need a day out with me, Deb. The pianist is us, deep, huh? Push bike? A bike you push, I've had those kinds of bikes all my life. My bike is named, "Thumper." Thumper and I have not been spending much time together this summer.
      The Halloween Oreos are orange and I'll let you know what they taste like.

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  27. Is it a working piano? #keepingitreal

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  28. Yes, CR, people were playing it.

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