Tuesday, August 4, 2015

#SummerOrangeCrew swings by Walker Art Center's Miniature Golf

The #SummerOrangeCrew headed over to the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis to the Walker Art Center and their artist-designed miniature golf. While strolling through the Sculpture Garden admiring the art, we enjoyed our dinner from nearby downtown Minneapolis. Once our tee time came around, we hit the greens for an exhilarating round of miniature golf. Each hole is designed by an artist with an aesthetic in mind and with their own unique twists. Some of our personal favorites included Hole 4, designed to mirror Minnesota’s summer night sky with various constellations (and obstacles!). Another favorite was Hole 8, which required all of the #SummerOrangeCrew to participate by using their feet as obstacles on the green.

Hole 8: Zane is up to putt, while facing the fearsome feet obstacles of his compatriots.

Hole 2: Ben takes Hole 2, meant to resemble a cemetery. Fortunately he didn’t have to confront any of the living dead while putting.

Zane (left) and Eloise (right) face off on Hole 5, which uniquely had two holes for two players. To make it more challenging, each player had to get the ball in the hole of their own color.
Hole 9 really had us “scratching” our heads as we turned our putters into pool cues. We each took turns putting our balls into the final hole as we ended our round of mini golf in good spirits

The Walker Art Center on the right with a view of Lyndale Ave., taken from a pedestrian bridge near the Sculpture Garden.
by Atticus Kleen ‘17 and Zane Vorhes-Gripp ‘17