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Copper in the Arts – July ’09B

July 24th, 2009 No comments

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Copper in the Arts
Monthly Online Newsletter of the Copper Development Association

It must be gratifying to be able to breathe new life into some of America’s most beloved edifices; to know that because of you, the Statue of Liberty, the Plaza Hotel, Carnegie Hall, and many other historic structures will be around for a very long time.

Restored copper facadeSchtiller & Plevy, an historic restoration and architectural sheet metal shop in Newark, New Jersey, has worked on these famous landmarks, and is one of only a few accredited Historic Restoration Contractors in the country. Larry Plevy, the company’s president and a man who can gauge the thickness of a sheet of copper by touch, describes his work in industrial terms, but what one sees is the hand of an artist.

The Schtiller & Plevy story begins with Larry Plevy’s great, great grandfather, who installed the “skins” of the onion dome churches in Czarist Russia, and continues down to the recent $2 million restoration of the American Museum of Natural History.

Schtiller & Plevy: A Commitment to Restoring History tells the fascinating story.

Also in the current edition:
●    Gregory Nangle: Outcast Studios
●    The Movement of Bronze: Andrew DeVries
●    Capturing the Wild West through Bronze
●    A listing of upcoming events

Copper in the Arts – July ’09A

July 14th, 2009 No comments

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Copper in the Arts
Monthly Online Newsletter of the Copper Development Association

Have you ever wondered how the massive sculptures of Fernando Botero – like his Eve, pictured in our inaugural blog – or the fanciful creations of Jeff Koons get produced?
Bronze sculpture by lost wax method
Meet Dick Polich, the founder and CEO of Polich Tallix, and our featured craftsman for July. Polich’s fine art foundry in Rock Tavern, New York, casts the work of Koons, Nancy Graves, Frank Stella, and other important artists for display in museums, galleries, and sculpture gardens around the world. Launched in 1968 in Polich’s garage, it is the largest in the United States: the size of a football field, with 40-foot ceilings, thousands of pieces of equipment, and an army of highly skilled craftsmen who know how to bring modern masterpieces to life.

Take “An Inside Look at Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry” and don’t miss the video tour demonstrating various techniques of fine art bronze casting. (more)

Also in the current edition:
●    Carol B. Saylor: In Her Mind’s Eye
●    Syed Ahmad: Capturing Fluid Movement in Glass on Copper
●    Transcendence through Copper
●    A listing of upcoming events

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Featured Art Event

July 14th, 2009 No comments

Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA
Through August 2, 2009

driskellwoodcut.150wThe Evolution exhibit is the first to highlight the printmaking work of renowned artist and scholar, David C. Driskell. Spanning more than 50 years, from 1952 through 2007, it contains 80 prints and three self-portraits, and reflects the variety of styles and artistic movements that inspired Driskell’s work, ranging from African sculpture to Western art.

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Copper in the Arts – June ’09

June 26th, 2009 1 comment

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Copper in the Arts
Monthly Online Newsletter of the Copper Development Association

Copper in the Arts presents the beautiful and unique in everything from copper paintings, sculpture, and musical instruments, to jewelry and home furnishings. The artists and artisans we interview each month prove that copper and its alloys provide a versatile palette for the creative mind.

Dennis Cordeiro’s unique copper fish make full use of the many shades and finishes achievable with copper. His red snapper and brown trout are a hit among the residents of Pawleys Island, the South Carolina fishing village he calls home. (more)

Tara Helwig, owner of Mystical Creations and Original Body Ornaments, uses copper and semi-precious stones, like tiger’s eye, amethyst, and hematite, to create healing, one-of-a-kind jewelry. She lives and works in Wayne, PA, but has clients throughout the world. (more)

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