This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

25th Upper Elementary Art Show

The Prairie Arts Council is presenting the 25th Regional Upper Elementary Art Show in the Fendig Gallery from February 6 to February 18, with a reception and awards ceremony on the 18th at the Presbyterian Church. This exhibit features pictures from students in grades 3 through 5 in several area schools.
There were some interesting portraits. 
 I could not figure out what the bottom left picture was supposed to be. The top part is a snowman and the bottom part looks like an ice cream cone.
 One school has some items that were three dimensional and made from found objects.
 I liked this one. It seems to be unicorn fish. The exercise was about colors.
 After viewing the exhibit I wandered over to Walnut Street to see how tank car demolition was going. I was surprised to see a pinkish interior to one of the cars. It took me a minute to realize that this was one of the corn products cars that had been along the tracks and it had been moved. All of the eleven tank cars that held petroleum products that had been along Walnut Street have been demolished and almost all of the scrap metal from them has been hauled away.

This car had a layer of insulation between the outer shell and the inner compartment. You can see the last remaining tank car in the background on the right side of the picture.

While I was taking pictures, an Amtrak train came speeding by. It was the Cardinal, about six hours late.

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