Archive for the ‘Willie Nelson Art’ Category

God Bless Willie Nelson

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Willie Nelson Statue Unveiled in Austin on 4/20/2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

www.hollywoodreporter.com
by:  Shirley Halperin

The country music legend will now have a permanent home in the “live music capital of the world.” Downtown Austin also paid tribute to the 78-year-old outlaw by adorning the W Hotel logo with a replica of his signature braids.

Willie Nelson will have a permanent home in the Texas capital of Austin — in the form of a statue. Standing at 8 feet tall and weighing about a ton, a bronze sculpture of the country music legend was donated to the city by the nonprofit CAST, Austin’s Capital Area Statues, who commissioned the work by Philadelphia artist Clete Shields.

The dedication ceremony was held on on 2nd Street, otherwise known as Willie Nelson Boulevard, on April 20, or 4/20, which happens to be the unofficial holiday of pot smokers (read about the origin of the term here). Nelson has been an outspoken marijuana advocate for decades with several arrests to his name (the latest in Sierra Blanca, Texas in 2010) and recently released a track called “Roll Me Up,” which features fellow pot culture icon Snoop Dogg.

Although not a native of Austin, Nelson has long been affiliated with the city having recorded there extensively and performed in the area frequently. “We felt like he just embodies Austin’s self-defined status as the Live Music Capital of the World,” said Vincent Salas, a member of CAST’s board.

Indeed, even downtown Austin’s W Hotel decorated its exterior which a replica of Nelson’s signature braids (see image below). Added Salas: “He also is just one of those guys that has been able to enamor multiple generations — not just one. He’s so iconic to the music industry.”

The 78-year-old Nelson was not involved in the creative process but did attend the dedication, after which he commented: “I would like to thank the city of Austin, Texas for this great honor. Thank you for the statue. Thank you for the street and thank you for the W Hotel. 4/20 is a good day.”

Willie Nelson art, in bronze, in Austin

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Willie Nelson Art

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

art by Dan Colcer

Willie and Dolly Cake

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Willie Nelson art

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Cameron @cameron_dunk

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Willie Nelson Art

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Daniel Devoy

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Scramble Campbell’s 14th Annual Red Rocks Art Experience (June 22 – July 22, Redrocks)

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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14th Annual Red Rocks Art experience

Is being put up right now
Up for one month
June 22 / July 22
Coming to the Rocks &
get Scrambled.
Panic through Cheese

 


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www.scramblecamble.com

Willie Nelson Bobblehead Giveaway (June 18, 2015)

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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The Round Rock Express gave away Willie Nelson bobblehead dolls at 2015 promotional game, along with post-game concerts and firework displays.

Willie Nelson Art

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Hanging out with Willie Nelson in Austin

Sunday, June 10th, 2018