Colony Bowl Bowling Pin
When I was 16 years old, I worked as a pin-chaser for $2.25 an hour at The Colony Bowl in Algonac, Michigan. I remember working the back during Saturday night’s Moonlight Bowling League and I’d drop a red pin in the number one position every time it was this girl’s turn to bowl. If she got a strike, she won money. If she got multiple strikes, I think she could win a trip somewhere. I had a massive crush on her, but she was such a bad bowler, she never got a single strike. Everyone around her knew something was up because she was the only one, ever, to get 10 red head pins in a row. What guys won’t do for the girls they have a crush on.
In hindsight, I guess I probably should have drawn this bowling pin painted red.
- Title: “Colony Bowl Bowling Pn”
- Artist: Mike Pitzer
- Medium: Graphite & Colored Pencil on Paper
- Image Size: 29″ T x 23″ W
- Signed & Dated: MPitzer ’23
- Series: “Happy Art”
- Style: “Pop-Realism”