Week Four – Willy Street Bridge

We will be at the convergence of the Yahara River and Willy Street, where there are actually two bridges, the auto bridge and a rail road bridge converted to bike and pedestrian use.  We are close to Bethany Church, and there is a fun story there.  The train for years went by the church and over the RR bridges just as the pastor was finishing up the message each and every week.

Bridges Class Week Three Location

We will be meeting by the E. Washington bridge, which is new and has an underpass for bikers and walkers. It can be viewed from either side of the river, from inside the tunnel or from four outside angles.  Lots of choices.  There may even be a fisherman underneath.

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Yahara River Sketch

This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota.  I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges.  In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch.  Lots of human and natrue interaction.  There is a tradition in some art forms to put in a mistake to reflect human inperfection.  That seems to come naturally to this author!

Bridges over the Yahara

Bridges over the Yahara

Bridges over the Yahara Class – May 17 to June 21

In collaboration with artist Nancy Macgregor (www.nancymacgregor.com) there will be an outdoor watercolor class that meets along the Yahara River in Madison.  We are going to look and listen to the Word at the start and the Wold for the remainder of the course.

Poster

Poster