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Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

Metal fabricator Kevin Stone uses gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to sculpt massive pieces of art from stainless steel. Read about Stone’s creative and technical processes and discover important tips that can improve your stainless steel welding. A few years ago Kevin Stone, a senior fabricator, decided to combine his years of welding experience with his innate artistic ability and began creating stainless steel sculptures on a large scale. While people make the pilgrimage to Stone’s yard in Chilliwack, B.C.,…

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Ceramics of pals Natsoulas, Kavaljian at Solomon Dubnick

Ceramics of pals Natsoulas, Kavaljian at Solomon Dubnick

Lee Kavaljian, 84, and Tony Natsoulas, 51, are the odd couple of art. Natsoulas, despite his small stature, seems larger than life. Outgoing, boisterous, full of energy, he’s a force of nature. Kavaljian, also diminutive, is quiet, shy, diffident and self-effacing. Yet they are the best of friends, and both are strong ceramic artists who are sharing a show at Solomon Dubnick Gallery. Their works are as different as their personas. Natsoulas, who was described as one of the top…

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Making a plaster sculpture

Making a plaster sculpture

Making a plaster sculpture can be achieved in two ways: by direct modeling and by casting the plaster from clay. This article will deal with the first method of direct modeling. Plaster is one of the most common and accessible materials available for art. There are many different grades of plaster, but for direct modeling ordinary building plaster will be suitable. You may however experiment with harder plasters that will be more expensive. You may simply pour plaster into a…

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Famous Gemstones

Famous Gemstones

Recent discussion in the news of the fake ruby valued at £11million pounds make me think of the genuinely most famous and valuable gem stones. I thought I would look to familiarize myself with the some of the most famous gems and take a look at why they have reached that status. The Hope Diamond. The 45.52 carat steel blue Hope Diamond was found in India. It weighs approximately 12 carats. It first came to public attention when Jean Batiste…

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Aipad Photography Show New York

Aipad Photography Show New York

Much of photography’s past is on display at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Photography Show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. But if you are concerned about the future of the medium, there are only a few hints of what might be to come. Mainly it is a show for collectors of vintage prints. Among the 72 dealers, scores are presenting usual-suspect inventories: Evans, Weston, Arbus and so on. Some, however, have exercised more creativity. Photology, for one,…

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Low sales make jewellers look beyond gold

Low sales make jewellers look beyond gold

Jewellers in Mumbai are trying various alternatives to attract the attention of consumers who have virtually stopped buying gold jewellery due to the huge rise in its price. Kamlesh Shah, director of jewellery brand ‘Incollection’, is launching a collection of wooden jewellery for the Indian markets. “Unlike gold, which needs skilled craftsmen, wooden jewellery is made using a machine. The effect is smooth and classy,” he said. Shah has already procured the machine from China, which is the largest manufacturer…

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Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 25, through Sunday, March 28 at the Holyoke High School Commons, 545 E. Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska. This is the eighth year the art show is being sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council. Area artists, from beginners to professionals, and students are encouraged to enter their work. A collection of the work of local artist Jessie Scott…

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RACIST GRAFFITI AT HIGHLANDS PARK IN CONCORD

RACIST GRAFFITI AT HIGHLANDS PARK IN CONCORD

Extremely racist graffiti (I’m talking really really bad) was found at Highlands Park last night on a bench, right as you enter the park from the Louisiana Drive side. It’s one thing to see gang graffiti, but this was bad, and it doesn’t help that it’s so close to an elementary school. Whoever you are that did this neurontin no prescription graffiti, you’re an idiot. If you see anything suspicious at Highlands, or any other park around the city, call…

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Lou Correa and Young Senators Organize Graffiti Clean-up in City

Lou Correa and Young Senators Organize Graffiti Clean-up in City

State Senator Lou Correa and students from his Young Senators program are partnering with the City of Stanton to organize a Community Graffiti Clean-up event on Saturday, March 20th from 9am-12pm in the City of Stanton. The residential neighborhood taken over by graffiti is on the corner of Western Ave and Orangewood Ave along the railroad tracks that pass through the city. “The homes of these hardworking Orange County residents have been ruined by graffiti and because of a worsening…

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Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Several incidences of spray-painted graffiti in Lakewood, NJ, have residents on alert, though, sources say, the graffiti does not appear to gang-related or targeted at any specific group, but rather simple vandalism. Graffiti is not a new phenomenon in Lakewood, where anti-Semitic writing has shown up in various buy neurontin 300mg online neighborhoods, including Coventry Square, over the last few years. In the more recent incidents, a new house on Ridge Avenue, at New York Avenue, was blatantly sprayed up…

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