Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Marion Cultural Alliance




Being that Ocala (and thus Marion County in which Ocala is located) is the horse capital of the world, it is understandable that the Marion Cultural Alliance (located in downtown Ocala) is involved with horses. Here are a couple of them.

30 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting horse art. I will have to look up some of the ones that were done where I live and share them with you.

brattcat said...

Here...it's all about cows (or moose).

bfarr said...

I really like these horses.

Paula said...

Didn't realize there was so much horse country in Florida. I used to drive out to the horse ranches every week in Redlands, CA when my daughters took riding lessons. Personally I like the looks of these painted ones, and you don't have to watch where you step.

Olivier said...

deux tres beaux chevaux, avec une preference pour le cheval musicien

cieldequimper said...

They are all so colourful. We tend to have more cows ;-) or bears (in Berlin, the bear being the German capital's symbol!)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Horse art and nice shots Jacob !!Loved the post !

Bibi said...

Fun. I now really, really want to paint one.

VP said...

The first horse is simply gorgeous!

dan J. said...

We have statues like this all over the Twin Cities, but ours are of 'Peanuts' charecters as St.Paul was the boyhood home of Charles Shultz.

I had not really found this phenomena anywhere else before this.... nice to know it exists in other parts of the country.

anjoe playhouse said...

I'm very fond of music, so number one horse is my favourite ;-)

Memphis MOJO said...

I see the bottom one has a heart of a lion! Nice shots. Love the color.

B SQUARED said...

The first horse seems to embody lots of instruments. Must be an interesting story behind it.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first one is pure music, I liked a lot this idea and I would like to visit this exposition center someday.
The blue horse is also magnificent, with some "light of royalty"!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful horses. I like them all--and know there are way more. Thanks. MB

Lois said...

They are beautiful works of art! I really like the musical theme on that first one.

Daryl said...

love that first shot, the perspective is perfection. Last summer into fall there were a lot of these painted horses in the park/garden that is alongside/part of the Museum of Natural History. I think I have snapped one or three of them myself.

Halcyon said...

These are very pretty examples!

JM said...

I remember one or two of these you previously posted. They are very cool an remind me of the 'Cow Parade' we had in Lisbon, painted cows were all over the city.

Jarart said...

These are great. I saw many of the painted ponies when in New Mexico some years ago. I like the shot through the gate, so much color and shape.

tapirgal said...

I encountered a painted horse in Portland the other day, and will sometime post the photo, although I couldn't get a good angle. I also found a painted cow in the Safeway store in Astoria, and maybe I'll post it tomorrow. The cow also had a musical theme. I wonder why the musical theme comes up? But I do like them. This one is especially nice. I love the yellow legs and blue head.

Kate said...

The horses are fantastic. They and carosel horses are wonderful, aren't they.

Watching the Derby this coming Saturday? What do you think the filly's chances are?

Marie-Noyale said...

I like the musician one!

EG Wow said...

Mighty fancy!

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

Nice horse artwork, great tones.

Wolynski said...

I'm starting to think they might like horses in your neck of the woods... very colorful figurines.

Gunn said...

Artistic and very nice!:-)

Hilda said...

Sweet! I can imagine the last one in a carousel. :)

Florida Photographs said...

Nice colorful horse..

Jacob said...

@ Florida Fotos - Thanks for stopping by. I've checked out your website - looks wonderful. I shall return there soon.

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