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Friday, October 21, 2005

Sports Art


I like sports. I like art.

I went for a walk on my lunch hour and dropped by an art gallery in downtown Kansas City.

I spent a few minutes looking at "Baseball Project" by an artist named Mike Hill. Hill makes drawings based on statistics of Boston Red Sox games. The photos show part of an art work that summarizes a season of games on the walls of the gallery.

Hill drew hits, walks, strikeouts, homeruns and runs scored for each inning. You can stand back and look at the whole season or move closer and look at an individual game. Once you understand the legend for the graphs, you can see the story of each game.

The photos show parts of one season. Hill also made drawings (using a different way of tracking statistics) of two other seasons. I didn't take any snapshots of those drawings because I didn't think they were nearly as interesting.

If you're interested in sports and art and find yourself in downtown Kansas City, you can see the exhibit through November 5. The gallery is at 21 East 12th and is open Thursday and Saturday 12-5. You can also see a lot by just looking in the window.

posted by Michael | 5:50 PM


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