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The best part of working in a metal shop is that we can often build different items we need ( usually something large like the carrying system for our Flight Exhibit), but......it also comes in handy when needing a simple solution .....case in point.... this handy tool conceptualized, designed, and built by Andrew .....it holds small items in place so that both hands can be used for welding. Of course we are an art studio, so it needed some interest to it.....we think it looks like a large mosquito now.....and we call it Skeeter. Monday on ! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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It may look a little small and tight, but this is my home base for the next 3 days ! I am happy to be back at the Lakefront Festival of the Arts in Milwaukee WI !! I have an additional 5 sculptures displayed in the sculpture garden.....please come on down and see this great festival ! ... See MoreSee Less

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All set up once again at the Essex Greenbelt for their annual Art in the Barn. Local folks....this is a great event to attend....there will be music and food on Friday night. 82 Eastern Ave, Essex MA It will be there all weekend ! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great contact we met today in Boston ! Patty Foley, the director of Save the Harbor / Save the Bay in Boston. This organization has done so many amazing things for Boston Harbor ( I am attaching a link next, stay tuned for their latest great news). Thank you Patty for meeting with us and for your willingness to help us connect with some contacts for our exhibition next summer. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Flight Exhibition has finally returned from South Western Illinois College and I thank Patty Gregory and Art on the Square for hosting this free public art exhibit for the people of Belleville. I was happy to stop in Carlysle IL on my return trip and see Barb Guebert who was instrumental in having these smaller gulls placed at the public library and was kind enough to host a meet and greet event there. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Planning my calendar for the year is a very delicate balance that starts at least 18 months out. My calendar is color coded and red denotes the days that I am on the road for art shows or exhibitions. Since last year, we have dubbed April & May of 2015 "the Red Months" because I was scheduled to be on the road and travelling for the better part of these months.....well.....I have "survived the red", not easily, but the end is in site. I am flying to Belleville IL tomorrow to bring the Flight exhibition back home. It was a phenomenal experience to have my exhibitions so well received, but it will also be a blessing to have some design time scheduled. ... See MoreSee Less

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Art is said to move people in different ways. This is one of those ways. Carry on (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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This is a prototype for a great new project I am in the middle of.....the finished project will be close to 10x's this big.....pretty cool, right ? Unveiling of that and another large piece for a local school coming in a few months ! Just in time for "opening day" of the new school year ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dale Rogers shared Melissa Mello-Garland's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

I love waking up every morning and looking out on my deck and seeing my new dog!! Thank you sooo much!! đź’—

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Andrew and I trucking along from Sugar Land TX up to Belleville IL and the St. Louis MO area. We spent Sunday setting up the Flight exhibit on the South Western Illinois College (SWIC) Campus and caught an early morning flight back to Boston. It will be very nice to be home again, I have been on the road since April 14 ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Andrew and I are still driving from TX to IL and while Andrew was uncertain how he felt about Arkansas, he is now a changed man and has fallen in love with the state, specifically Hot Springs AR ! Check out our new favorite place in AR.....can you guess why we liked it ? Anything look familiar ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Andrew and I are in TX packing up the Big Dog Show to return to MA and then moving Flight from TX up to South Western Illinois College for a few weeks in May. We have had a great experience in TX with all of the amazing, dedicated workers at the Johnson Development . Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your 40th Anniversary. We loved hearing all the feedback from visitors to the exhibits and hope that the permanent "4 People Sculptures" in all of the communities continue to unify all of your spaces. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm still in TX getting ready to move the Big Dog Show & Flight again mid-week. As you can see, I was blessed to have some great company in the meantime ! Thanks Mom & Dad for bringing the grandkids down ! I think all would agree TX was a blast !! (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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How do you welcome the warm weather ? This is how Dave in our shop celebrates it.....pancakes for all, lucky us ! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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I've been waiting to see these ! We made a dozen monkeys for the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsey in Sarasota. We knew the museum's plan was to have them powder-coated fun colors.....looks like they have returned from the powder-coater and they get cheers from me ! I look forward to seeing them hanging around the beautiful property ! ... See MoreSee Less

More Monkey Business Today! We have 3 more Monkeys coming to complete the set. These awesome hanging monkey sculptures are by Dale Rogers and are soon to be installed here in our trees! Check out this link to his Metal Monkey Mania Installation in Ann Arbor for the Art Prize in 2011. www.metalmonkeymania.com/artprize.html

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A friend spotted this on Twitter & shared it with me today. I love this prom-proposal ! Does anyone know this couple ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy to share this from Team Haverhill:


Congratulations to artists Susan Blim, Jack Welch, Susan Kneeland, Dale Rodgers and Dave Borrus for being selected for the Art Walk on the Bradford Rail Trail. Stay tuned for an artist reception in May. Thank you for helping to bring MORE PUBLIC ART to Haverhill!


Save the date for the meet and greet: Tuesday May evening 19th
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Congratulations to artists Susan Blim, Jack Welch, Susan Kneeland, Dale Rodgers and Dave Borrus for being selected for the Art Walk on the Bradford Rail Trail. Stay tuned for an artist reception in May. Thank you for helping to bring MORE PUBLIC ART to Haverhill!

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This is my crew as of April 2015, Dave is next me, James is on the opposite dog and Andrew is on the ground. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last year at the Studio Christmas Party, Sherri gifted a "Dale Rogers Studio Calendar" to the shop & said that it was a last minute idea and she had used photos from throughout the year (I'll show you those on another post, trust me, you will enjoy them !!) and now we are looking for some to choose from for 2016.....what do you think of these ? I think we've got some good choices (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning we are at the Johnson Development community of Cross Creek Ranch, setting up the Flight exhibit down on Grayson Gap Court where all of the beautiful model homes are waiting to be toured. Once again we are thrilled to be exhibiting in their beautiful landscape. 5 birds are up, 4 more to go. Should be finished before rain hits ... See MoreSee Less

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What's a crew to do when severe storms threaten tomorrow's work day ? Only one proper answer.....stay late and get a jump on the next day..... Hoping this late night shift eases tomorrow's install. 'Night y'all (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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We are back in Sugar Land TX .... The Big Dog Show is halfway packed up, just securing the last ones to the trailer now & then they'll move to Sienna Plantation in Missouri City TX for the next 2 weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

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All of the Dale Rogers Team has returned from TX and I really couldn't be more pleased with the locations of the Big Dog Show and Flight exhibits. The Johnson Development planned communities of Imperial and Riverstone ( Both in Sugar Land ) are stunning backdrops for both exhibitions. We will be returning in the middle of the month to move them to two different planned communities.

In the meantime, this week at home is full of some exciting meetings regarding future projects and stay tuned for a sneak-peak trailer we have thanks to student Giancarlo who has been working closely to document Dale's thoughts on Public Art, Creativity, and an upcoming project.... Happy Monday all ! (2 photos)
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Ready to begin install of the Big Dog Show in the Imperial Planned Community in Sugar Land TX ... See MoreSee Less

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"The Fort Bend master-planned communities of Cross Creek Ranch, Imperial, Riverstone, and Sienna Plantation will commemorate The Johnson Development Corp.’s 40th year as one of the nation’s preeminent land developers by hosting displays of large, outdoor metal art sculptures by award-winning sculptor Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Massachusetts." Read the full article to see when showcase is coming to your community! www.johnsondevelopment.com/news/2137/-fort-bend-communities-mark-johson-development%E2%80%99s-40t...

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Almost halfway through, just took a quick lunch break and back to work setting up the rest. Once these are down, we'll be back at it tomorrow doing the Big Dog Show at the Imperial Community also in Sugar Land TX (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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First one in place ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good Morning y'all......Dale Rogers Studio is in TX ! We are a little early for our first install, but here we are in the Riverstone Community of Sugar Land TX to install the Flight Exhibit, it will stay in place here for 2 weeks, and then it will move to Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear TX. Hoping the rain and lightning stays away for today. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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This month has been so busy preparing for our upcoming TX exhibitions. I took the final few days of the month to go with my extended family to Jay Peak in VT.....all was peaceful until.....well just watch my video to see my coverage of the breaking news. I wonder why I seem to be the only one who manages to record these things ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharing this from the Meredith Sculpture Walk FB page....signs of spring !! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy first day of spring from the Meredith Sculpture Walk and this American Robin perched upon "American Dog" by Dale Rogers :-)

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Thank you Tyler Stinson Artist for sharing this ! That is great timing that you happened to be on the road at the exact right time ! These are our 20 American Dogs heading to TX for the month of April ! ... See MoreSee Less

Great metal sculptures seem to travel on 64W. Fellow sculptor and all around great guy, Dale Rogers' dogs spotted! Must be on the right road.

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I had a great time as always at the Paradise City Art show this past weekend in Marlborough MA. My next show in MA will be with Paradise City shows again, this time at Northampton over Memorial Day weekend ! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharing this on behalf of Marian Brown, Executive Director & Founder of Arts Connect International (ACI)

This program recruits artist leaders who are committed to cultural inclusion and social equity on a global scale. In the year-long residency artists identify their social justice tool of choice (art form), location of inquiry (country), and aspect of inclusion (human rights issue), that they will spend the residency year researching, learning, and creating work around.

Selected artist leaders receive grant funding for his/her project, marketing support, and extensive training around ACI’s core curriculum framework: leadership and learning diagnostics, arts education, cultural sensitivity, artistic development, monitoring and evaluation and entrepreneurship.

See their website for more details, proposal submission deadline is March 31.
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I delivered this Firedance sculpture to the Esplenade in Yonkers NY just about 1 month ago. At the time, there was a couple of feet of snow on the ground and I stopped in the dark of night to deliver it. The park was basically closed and I left it with good faith that the committee responsible for the temporary sculpture installations (It will be there for about 1 year) would take care to secure it once the snow melted. They sent this picture today....it looks great in place ! It will continue to look even better in the bright sunlit days when the sun can stream through the colors in the glass. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Nine sculptures heading to TX (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Attached is a link to a video showing the final "4 People" sculpture heading to TX. Johnson Development Corp has several stunningly beautiful planned communities in the Houston area and we are so honored to have these sculptures being placed in nine of them ! More pictures to follow ! ... See MoreSee Less

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With all of this snow still covering the ground, this picture was a delight to see in my inbox today, it comes from a fellow artist who was vacationing in San Pedro, Belize and her daughter spotted this familiar dog on the beach :) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy has commissioned some of my art in the past and I am honored to have my sculptures exhibited on the beautiful grounds of this Sarasota FL location, but I am truly blown away for the vibrancy that these colors bring to my artwork ! They were powder coated by Todd at Fusion Powder Coating in Sarasota under the museum's directions and they look outstanding ! ... See MoreSee Less

We are placing and bolting some of our new sculptures today - let us know what you think! Visit them in person this Thursday - Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM!

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We are gearing up for a very busy April, we will have 4 exhibitions in the Houston area and the Johnson Development Company that is hosting them has also ordered multiple sculptures for their planned communities.....today is the day they are heading down to TX, here is a video of us prepping ( ie: digging them out of the record-breaking snow we have had!) yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

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Last time it was alligators, this time it's wild peackocks. Florida is always an adventure. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Big Dog Thursday @ Lake View Kitchen, Bradford MA (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Dave & Eric , the owners at Lake View Kitchen In Haverhill hosted a great event showcasing their wonderful location, some of our mni-silhoutee-American Dogs & a beautiful & DELICIOUS cake by Over the Moon (right in Bradford)

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For all my local Haverhill Friends.....the Lake View Kitchen (151 South Main Street) is hosting a fun event tomorrow at 2:30 PM. They are calling it Big Dog Thursday ! I and all my crew will be there as well as some other familiar Haverhillites you will likely recognize. Eric from Lake View invites you to "Please come by and enjoy some cake, laughter and the creative energies of Bradford" Please share this post locally on your FB page and we will randomly choose some of those who share to recieve a free American Dog keychain ! Hope to see you Thursday ! Please go the Lakeview Kitchen's FB page to read more about the event. ... See MoreSee Less

Get Ready for Big Dog Thursday We are very excited to announce that a litter of Big Dog puppies will be arriving this week at Lakeview Kitchen. For those who have been patiently waiting, Thursday is the Big Day. We will be celebrating this event on Thursday at 2:30 pm when Dale Rogers and his studio crew will be here to enjoy a fabulous "Big Dog" Cake from Over The Moon Cakes. Please come by and enjoy some cake, laughter and the creative energies of Bradford. (We've included a photo of one of the Big Dogs that has since found a wonderful home). Everyone is Welcome. It will also be a good time to shop for your special Valentine chocolates and gifts.

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I was happy to be asked by a special family to build an American Dog for the Tampa Dog Park. This American Dog ( Named Nutmeg by the family) proudly stands in honor of their beloved daughter, Kathlene who was an avid dog-lover and is greatly missed by her friends and family. There will be a "tail-gate" party early next month to celebrate Kathleen and "unveil" the sculpture ( Though I am giving you a sneak-peek here!)
Details are as follows: Sunday, February 8 @ 11 a.m.
Davis Islands Dog Park
1002 Severn Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 (2 photos)
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2014 weather disrupted some of art shows last year, including my commute ( driving and flying). I had hoped for a much more mellow Winter season in 2015, but I have already had flight bumped due to Boston shutting down airport in the Blizzard of '15. Looking forward to getting back to MA and doing some snow-mobiling with my kids ! ... See MoreSee Less

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These were the "after pictures from the video below ! (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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When a "historic blizzard" is announced, production stops in the studio. Sculptures need to be moved ( driveway cleared for ease of snow removal later) and secured ( hurricane force winds promised). As well as miscellaneous tasks, getting gas for snowblowers, ensuring all other tools, equipment, and supplies are put away and accesible for cleanup when we return. This video doesn't really show any of this actual work.....but believe me, there was actual work being done. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is my last day of this #artchallenge going around on Facebook. Linda Post has nominated me to post 3 images of my work a day for 5 days.

In addition to the 3 pictures a day, I also need to nominate another artist to do the same. As Linda said, "this reminds me a bit of one of those chain letters", but who can argue with the idea of FB news feeds filling with art and more importantly, artists reaching out to each other and sharing our talents !

These 3 pictures are sent to me by clients and it seemed fitting to share them based on the impending snow we are about to recieve ! If any other clients have snow covered art you would like to share, please do so on my page....we'd love to see it !!

For today I nominate two artists who helped me to be who I am today....two amazing art teachers from my past: Sue Paradis and
Henry Charles ! (3 photos)
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Day #4 of this #artchallenge going around on Facebook. Linda Post has nominated me to post 3 images of my work a day for 5 days,

In addition to the 3 pictures a day, I also need to nominate another artist to do the same. As Linda said, "this reminds me a bit of one of those chain letters", but who can argue with the idea of FB news feeds filling with art and more importantly, artists reaching out to each other and sharing our talents !

These 3 pictures are some of my large publicly displayed art (they can all be seen as you walk, drive, or bike by them on the road ! The first is my most recognized art work in MA....the "dog on the highway"....look for it on Route 495 South, the last of the Haverhill exits. Then there is a picture of G Swirl in Newburyport, right next to Route 1 South. Last is Passages which is on display in the midst of downtown Lynn MA.

For today I nominate two artists....husband & wife team of Bob Stern & Pattie Stern ! (3 photos)
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I guess I am a bit backwards for Throw Back Thursday, because I am posting a picture of a letter I received only yesterday, but this letter is representative of work, effort & planning tracing back to 2008 (that is my throwback !) but yes....I have been granted permission for a temporary exhibition in Boston....and it is a NEW exhbition, not dogs, not monkeys, not birds.....details to be announced soon ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day #3 of this #artchallenge going around on Facebook. Linda Post has nominated me to post 3 images of my work a day for 5 days,

In addition to the 3 pictures a day, I also need to nominate another artist to do the same. As Linda said, "this reminds me a bit of one of those chain letters", but who can argue with the idea of FB news feeds filling with art and more importantly, artists reaching out to each other and sharing our talents !

These 3 pictures are whimsical representations of people and families. I have designs and plans to continue and expand this line of scultpures to include more and different figures. I think this design makes a great additions to parks, schools, really any community based setting.

For today I nominate another local sculptor who does some amzing work: Chris Williams ! (3 photos)
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Day #2 of this #artchallenge going around on Facebook. Linda Post has nominated me to post 3 images of my work a day for 5 days,

In addition to the 3 pictures a day, I also need to nominate another artist to do the same. As Linda said, "this reminds me a bit of one of those chain letters", but who can argue with the idea of FB news feeds filling with art and more importantly, artists reaching out to each other and sharing our talents !

These 3 pictures are works that I don't offer anymore. The first is Bea Gong and I designed it around this great Gong I bought from an artist, but alas can't buy any more gongs or replicate it. The second is a sculpture with a rock in it. I know longer use stones in my work, and I do miss that organic feel. The third was a custom piece that is out in OH. For today I nominate an artist of whom I have some of his artwork and admire how much he has grown his enterprise : Duncan McLellan ! (3 photos)
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Day #1 of this #artchallenge going around on Facebook. Linda Post has nominated me to post 3 images of my work a day for 5 days,

In addition to the 3 pictures a day, I also need to nominate another artist to do the same. As Linda said, "this reminds me a bit of one of those chain letters", but who can argue with the idea of FB news feeds filling with art and more importantly, artists reaching out to each other and sharing our talents !

These 3 pictures are some of my earlier works that I consider "classics" because they are regularly requested from clients and always attract attention when I bring them to shows. For today I nominate an artist of whom I have some of her artwork: Michelle Mardis ! (3 photos)
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Monday morning is off to a great start ! Thanks and a shout out are due to Dave, who brought this into me today. It will fit in perfectly with my other animal oddities in the office. He designed and fabricated it. It is spurring inspiration in me for a new sculpture, now I just need to decide on what to call it. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break with friends and family. This picture was awaiting me in my email inbox from a business contact with a message saying "I was home visiting family and saw your American Dog. You're everywhere!" Having the American Dog recognized in unexpected places is always a bit of a rush ! Thank you for sharing James @ Unishippers Boston Offices. And the holiday upgrade on the American Dog looks great, thank you Valley Vet ! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's the familiar saying that everyone recognizes and our variation of the saying is:

"What happens at the Christmas Party, stays at the Christmas Party", but here is a glimpse from the very beginning of the night !
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I was in Florida for the week doing an art show in Sarasota and came back to a Christmas surprise. House was decorated and ready for the winter season ! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Was great to see one of my former art teachers this weekend, Henry Charles, who bore witness to me ( his student) routinely hanging from the steel beams in his classroom instead of paying attention. But, despite my antics, you obviously taught me well ! ... See MoreSee Less

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10' Spring Awakening (11 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the Zeber Martell Studio in Akron OH for giving my cardinals such a great showcase in their beautiful gallery. These cardinals are great year round, but look even brighter and better in the winter season !! ... See MoreSee Less

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I have the pleasure of heading to a local high school today to give a presentation to all of the district wide art teachers as part of their professional development training day. Think about that..... I will be shaping the minds of the people who are shaping our childrens minds, yessssss...... think about that ! ... See MoreSee Less

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We were blown away to see how the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy transformed our sculptures ! I love the "Seussical" appeal the color has added to the artwork and if you know this musuem and the grounds you would understand how perfectly these colors are for this collection ! I can't wait to see you Mary and see these in person in December !! ... See MoreSee Less

Just got a delivery from Fusion Powder Coating! Check out our awesome Family, American Dog & Martha's Cat by Dale Rogers!

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