Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens...




 Emma wanted to take us on a tour of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens during our visit.  The non-profit organization seeks to celebrate the visionary mosaic art created by  Isaiah Zagar. His work is influenced by his extensive world travels and his connections to international folk artists.  Zagar is responsible for creating hundreds of mosaics around Philadelphia and his largest installation, referred to as an "art environment" is housed in Magic Gardens. His jagged tile and found object display covers more than half a block!  Believe me, I have never seen anything like this before.








 We even managed to find an owl to bring our Temple themed trip full circle!  After spending a good amount of time immersed in Zagar's art we headed over to Big Gay Ice Cream for a sweet treat before heading back to the hotel. I just love an ice cream parlor peddling Golden Girls themed cones; my Bea Arthur was beyond yummy! It was a such a lovely afternoon!

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