Inside Garrett Memorial Chapel at Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, New York

Garrett Memorial Chapel at Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, New York

Garrett Memorial Chapel at Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, New York

Photos of inside and outside of the Garrett Memorial Chapel at Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, NY. It is a beautiful place and the area is filled with memories of my childhood that I continue to cherish.

This maybe one of the last times I visit this place, but one thing I’ve never been able to predict well was where my life would go. The family has sold its property at this lake, and that location is hard to say go bye to. Most of the fondest memories I have as a child were at that Keuka Lake. It’s not good bye, it’s just see you later.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas

A beautiful contemporary art museum that is part of the Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. My favorite piece was the “Some/One” created by Do Ho Suh. Below the images is the text on the tag.

Do-Ho Suh (Korean, b. 1962)

Some/One, 2004

Stainless steel military dog tags, steel structure, fiberglass resin and fabric Collection Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003.02

Gift of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer, Los Angeles, CA, in honor of our children

A tall, hollow robe with extended arms, Do-Ho Suh’s Some/One is composed of thousands of military dog tags that refer to the artist’s experience in the military. Suh did two years of compulsory service in the South Korean army, undergoing what he later called ” a process of dehumanization. ” The overlapping dog tags of his sculpture, printed with meaningless strings of roman letters and arabic numerals, emphasize the anonymity of soldiers massed together in a militaristic structure and perhaps, by extension, suggest the subjugation of the individual within any unified social order. Some/One evokes the style of a public monument, but without a specific referent. It can be interpreted alternately, or simultaneously, as a monument to a heroic figure, symbolized by the hollow garment, and a monument to the individuals represented by the dog tags. Specially commissioned for the Oppenheimer Collection, this version of Some/One differs from the initial one, which featured a skirt of dog tags that spread across the floor and over which viewers were welcome to walk, and a mirrored interior in which viewers saw their reflections. The more self-contained Oppenheimer work does not invite such interaction, and its blood red interior hints at the vulnerability of the human body, especially in war. It also alludes to lives lost and blood shed by anonymous soldiers in support of a regime or individual. Do-Ho Suh earned a BFA and an MFA from Seoul National University in 1985 and 1987, and he also earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 and an MFA from Yale University in 1997. This work was first exhibited in the 2004 Contemplating War exhibition at the ICCC Gallery of Art.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

Aaron Van Noy at iFly Kansas City

Indoor Skydiving at iFly

Indoor Skydiving at iFly
Aaron Van Noy at iFly Kansas City

Nicole and I took a mini vacation to Kansas City and while we were there we visited the indoor skydiving place called iFly World. It’s a bit on the costly side, but having a special building with giant fans and an amazing crew/staff, I bet isn’t cheap! I think it was well worth the fun. I was a bit shocked at just how much energy it takes to do it. I was winded by the time my extended times were up. I would definitely do it again, if I had the opportunity.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

Old School Pinball and Arcade

Old School Pinball and Arcade

Above are photos I took when I went to Old School Pinball and Arcade in Iowa. They now have two locations in central Iowa. At the time, this was their long line of pinball machines that they had set up for play.

Below is a really cheesy online pinball game you can play online. Enjoy it! Let me know if you were able to best my first score at 245,550.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy