original watercolor by Tim Myrick [Terminal Tower on Public Square in Cleveland]
Reduced price: $1199 matted and framed.
OR Buy the pair – Timeless Beauty and Westside Market – together for $2,000. total plus tax.
Both the Public Square/ Terminal Tower painting – and its companion – the painting of the West Side Market, are symbolic of Tim’s love of Cleveland. He is a proud, loyal and vocal fan and advocate of the greater Cleveland area and its art and architecture. Tim was born and raised in Quincy, Florida – in the Tallahassee area. He relocated to Cleveland in the late 70’s, to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Tim is a story-teller in both art and prose. His goal is the marriage of visual art and prose to create an image that connects with the viewer and reader. He is currently working on a book – a collection of his art and writing.
His watercolors are primarily realistic – both landscapes and figurative. His has been described as a unique blend of talent and skill – employing masterful techniques in transparent watercolor and dry-brush, to create watercolors with unusual depth and detail. *See below for info about the history of Public Square and Terminal Tower
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Art size: 9.25″w X 14.25″
Framed size: 18″ w X 24″
NOTE: Most originals have been matted and framed in standard art exhibit materials. If custom matting and framing is desired after purchase, we are happy to accommodate your request and will provide a recommendation and price quote on request.
© copyright 2016. Tim Myrick / Myrick Creative, LLC. All rights reserved. Original watercolor by Tim Myrick
*A brief history of Cleveland’s Public Square
By J. Mark Souther
Laid out by Moses Cleaveland’s surveying party in 1796 in the tradition of the New England village green, Public Square marked the center of the Connecticut Land Company’s plan for Cleveland and, soon, a ceremonial space for the growing city. In 1856, Cleveland’s first fountain was constructed on the square. Four years later a statue of Battle of Lake Erie hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was erected in the center of the square, leading City Council to rename Public Square as Monumental Park. In 1865, Clevelanders watched returning Civil War regiments as they mustered on Public Square, and later generations would greet returning veterans from subsequent wars. Public Square also provided a space for viewing the caskets of fallen U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James A. Garfield in 1865 and 1881, respectively. In perhaps its most notable moment in the 19th century, in 1879, Public Square garnered international attention when inventor Charles F. Brush showcased one of the world’s first successful demonstrations of electric streetlights there.
2016 Renovation of Public Square
A $50 million renovation has brought new life to the old square and its quadrants. The new Public Square is a singular public park with a modern-day design that focuses on people. The Group Plan Commission, appointed by Mayor Frank Jackson, is leading a plan to better connect the city’s signature public spaces.
Terminal Tower – located on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Formally dedicated in 1930, Terminal Tower is a 52-story, 235 m (771 ft), landmark skyscraper located on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Built during the skyscraper boom of the 1920s and 1930s, it was the second-tallest building in the world when it was completed. The Terminal Tower stood as the tallest building in North America outside of New York City from its completion in 1930 until 1964. It was the tallest building in the state of Ohio until the completion of Key Tower in 1991. It is part of the Tower City Center mixed-use development, and its major tenants include Forest City Enterprises, which owns the building and maintains its corporate headquarters there, and Riverside Company.
History and photos: http://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/21#.V5kTh8TEyrU