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Arthur Gonzalez comes through town

chalkboard by Arthur Gonzalez

The editor of this blog was out of town for a few days and now we are all going nuts putting on the annual benefit auction so there hasn’t been much time to post. But we didn’t want anyone to miss this great drawing that instructor Arthur Gonzalez made on the chalkboard in the Pines last session. Click on this one to see it bigger.

t-shirt by Arthur Gonzalez

And while we’re on the subject of Arthur, here’s a Penland iron T-shirt that he modified for sale in the end-of-session scholarship auction. Thanks, everyone, for a great session.

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gigapan image by Dan Bailey

This is a very small rendition of a very large photograph made by instructor Dan Bailey during our July 4 celebration. What you are seeing was stitched together from 1.100 images made over a three hour period–that’s why some parts of the picture are dark; those frames were taken after dark. You can see the whole thing at the Gigapan website.

Once you get there, you can zoom in and out and scroll around. Because so many pictures were combined, you can zoom in a long way on any part of the picture, like this:

Oh, that’s cool, I can see all those little people around that picnic table. Wait, who is that in the green shirt, sitting on the left side of the table?

Oh, it’s the famous glass artist Billy Bernstein.

If you were here, you might even find yourself, but in any case you can stay busy for a while looking at this thing.

It’s right here.