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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Route 66 Exhibit continues...

Sondra Diepen: Westward Ho! Motel, digital photograph printed on metal, 14x9"
Sondra Diepen’s interest in Route 66 includes signage, ranging from fading printed names on buildings to still-working motel and curio shop signs.

Today’s post features a digital photograph printed on metal by Sondra of the Westward Ho! Motel sign located on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque at 7500 Central Avenue. The motel was built in 1948. The neon elements outlining the saguaro cactus were restored in 2002 as part of the Route 66 Neon Restoration Project, a joint effort of the New Mexico Route 66 Association, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, and the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Office.

Westward Ho! Motel and 3 additional photographs of motel signs photographed by Sondra are exhibited in the Then & Now: Rediscovering Route 66 exhibit at the KiMo Theatre Art Gallery thru June 25. Viewing hours are Wed thru Sat 11-8pm and Sun 11am-3pm. Access to the Gallery is via the KiMo Theatre Ticket Office, 423 Central Ave NW at the corner of 5th.

Stop by to see the show. It’s free!
Text ©2017 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.
Image ©2017 Sondra Diepen. Used with permission.

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