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Arts/crafts sales on Beacon streets during Second Saturday

Started by Steve Knowles Dec 8, 2010.

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Comment by Chop Shop on February 22, 2012 at 8:38am

And this is for Tommy L. Avalon

Comment by Chop Shop on February 22, 2012 at 7:44am

8bit presidents are fun to make.

Comment by Tommy L. Avalon on June 4, 2011 at 5:53pm

Reagan's gun was his mouth. If Reagan was the "golden Boy" of Repub's, then Bush wasn't the worst there has ever been.....I can't fathom that, but there may be a WORSE repub president yet. And that my friends will not be 2012 end of the world, because my man Obama will win again....but someday a repub worse than Bush will be voted in, and THEN .....the end will come !   :P


Comment by Chop Shop on June 4, 2011 at 5:44pm
Comment by Tommy L. Avalon on February 12, 2011 at 11:40pm
Steve- China glass is sometimes suitable for framing. I would like to know more about the sizes, and cost. Can you send me some more info ?
The Avalon Framer (
Comment by Steve Knowles on January 11, 2011 at 9:08pm

Thank you for the suggestions.  (I would be a little wary of this being built outside in Beacon, since the vandals took such joy in tossing the benches, they would probably bid for the rights to throw rocks at an all glass sculpture!)


I have found a source of Chinese plate glass (China may be the source of most glass now sold in the U.S.) that may allow the large panes to be purchased relatively cheaply.

Comment by Cabot Parsons on January 11, 2011 at 6:43pm
Talk to John Gilvey and the gang at Hudson Beach Glass.  They blow and cast and this is cut and glued, but they have deep national connections in the art glass world and would be glad to share their experience.  They also might be able to direct you toward funding sources that are glass friendly.  NYSCA has some opportunities for grants for individuals as does the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Organizations like BACA can also serve as a fiscal sponsor for such a large public art project (especially if it is to be sited in Beacon) and might even go after funds on your behalf that are available to nonprofits but not to individuals.  Also a local glass house that does significant trade with local contractors might consider donating the glass in exchange for sponsorship credit and the chance to use the image in their advertisements.  Good luck!
Comment by Steve Knowles on January 11, 2011 at 5:11pm
The photo below is a sculpture I made last year (or maybe 2009).  It is constructed from cut pieces of window glass.  It's about 16 inches high.  I would love to be able to construct it at a significantly larger scale, perhaps using half-inch thick glass 4' x 8' sheets.  I could only do that if someone funded it (and I learn how to score/break half-inch panes of glass).  Does anyone know of a way to get something like that funded? (and there would need to be a place to install it, that is vandal proof)
Comment by Steve Knowles on January 11, 2011 at 5:07pm
Comment by Jared Deal on March 25, 2010 at 1:49pm
thanx barbara!

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