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First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Around Town Carousels

Welcome to Blue Monday. Sally is our wonderful
host for this event. A little about my hometown.
Several years ago Sela Ward opened a home for
children here where artist throughout MS has
donated their time to design these carousel
horses.Once they are designed they are sold
to businesses in our local area.They are very
unique and each and everyone of them has such
character.
A little bit about my hometown..

Have A Great Blue Monday.




Cities worldwide are bringing art (and animals) to the people with wildly popular painted pigs, cows, fish and moose. They are stampeding and swimming through the streets from New York to New Orleans in the form of fanciful public art. And they are bringing business with them.

The brightly painted, life-sized sculptures are gaining popularity across the globe, proving that everyone can appreciate art-especially when it's painted across a beguiling animal. Public art is also pumping millions of tourists and dollars into the cities that open their arms to the whimsical beasts. It's an opportunity for the art industry to give back to the community and bring recognition of its artists, galleries and sponsors. Meridian is the first city in Mississippi to join the national animals on parade phenomenon. What more natural icon for Meridian than the Carousel Horse -thus Around Town Carousels Abound was born.

The fiberglass carousel horses measure approximately 5' x 4, 11", will be painted by local and state artists and be permanent art throughout the city. Plaques will designate the artist and sponsor of each horse.

"The primary goal of our project with the life-size carousel horses is to instill within the citizens of Meridian and Lauderdale County a deeper love, thirst and appreciation for art. We feel there is no better way to accomplish our goal than to expose people to public art.

13 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Star Spangled Pony is one of my favorites!

Elizabeth said...

In my town we have turkeys!
I am hosting 13 giveaways this week. I hope you'll stop by.

Smilingsal said...

I think that Chicago started this with Cows on Parade. Since then, flamingoes and gators have sprouted in Florida. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Vikki, love your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Vikki,
Love the horses. Have a wonderful Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

ellen b said...

What fun to see these around town. Happy Blue to you...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It is such a fun fund raiser and wonderful way to find new artists. A few years ago we were in Brandon Vermont, and they had painted giant rocking chairs. A few years prior, I remember seeing pigs. I really like the carousel horses.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How great those are!

Cathy said...

Vikki,
Love all your BLUE goodies!!!

Have a wonderful Blue Monday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Gayle said...

I love carousels. They are eye-catching!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Cathy said...

I wanted to come back and say thank you for becoming a follower of my blog!!! I also visited your other site...love it!!! I saw your precious Bella...what a little doll!!! My kids peeked at her too and flipped!!! She reminds us of our little Cooper when he was a baby...sooooo sweet!!!

Thanks again for stopping by. I also became a follower of both your blogs!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful carousels! You really have a nice hometown!

Happy Blue Monday! :-D

xoxo
Jane