Free Stuff! No, Really.

OK, let’s see who is reading the blog.

I have the following items available free to the first member(s) of TAPC who sends me an email at . It would probably be courteous if no one person took it all but I’m not going to be a referee. If one person wants it all it’s theirs.

I do ask that no one just take this stuff and then try to SELL it. This is free stuff. Let’s keep it that way.

– Davis and Sanford (Tiffen) with pan/tilt/rotate head and quick release plate.  Metal, 2-section legs. Center column.  Peg and cushion feet. This is a sturdy but kinda heavy tripod that is pretty long when collapsed. If you have a cheap, wobbly tripod this might be better but it’s not one you will backpack with.

– Manfrotto 676B DIGI, 1/4×20 thread mount (typical mount).  No head, just the usual mounting screw.  Look it up on line for more info.

– Slik with tilting head and quick release plate.

It is Friday night, June 29th.  These will go to Goodwill or other charity within a few days.



Amazing glass art at the Dallas Arboretum

Scott took me on another great date recently to the Dale Chihuly exhibition at night. We enjoyed the amazing colors and shapes. For more information you can check out
From the Dallas Arboretum: Artist Dale Chihuly creates free-standing sculptures, large-scale artwork installations and drawings, which have been exhibited at museums, gardens, architectural environments and galleries throughout the world. Ninety-seven exhibitions in seven countries have presented Chihuly artworks during the last decade, which have been enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors.
Chihuly’s lifelong affinity for glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings. His Garden Cycle began in 2001 at Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Chihuly also exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London, in 2005, and at nearly a dozen sites in the United States through 2010. Meanwhile, he has continued to have major indoor exhibitions at venues including the de Young Museum in San Francisco, 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011. The Dallas exhibit will be Chihuly’s twelfth outdoor garden exhibition and is expected to attract several hundred thousand visitors.
Where has Chihuly been displayed?
Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Expansive Chihuly collections are held by the Tacoma Art Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.

What awards has Chihuly received?
He has been awarded ten honorary doctoral degrees, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

What will happen in the event of inclement weather?
Chihuly exhibitions have been up during all sorts of weather conditions throughout the years in various parts of the country. Over the years, the exhibits have faced everything from heavy rains to wind, hail, snow and even a hurricane. While the artwork is well secured during installation and quite sturdy, it is glass and can break with a good amount of force. Should any damage from inclement weather occur, the Studio will immediately work with the arboretum to replace any damaged artwork.