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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Glen Klein

Today, we introduce guest artisan Glen Klein. Glen combines photography, graphic design, and a unique way of seeing his world to create his compelling works. You’re going to love seeing these and meeting Glen at Fall into Fine Craft.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?

I have been interested in Photography since high school when our art teacher introduced us to black and white photography. We had our own darkroom in the school. I majored in commercial art in college and have been in business for 30 years working as a graphic artist. I’ve combined the two art forms to create my own unique pieces.

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If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

If I could change the media of art I do, I would actually choose a career in music as a piano player. Some of my earliest memories include an old piano we had at our farm house. I was only around 5 years old at the time. I remember trying to pick out songs by ear and trying to figure out the notes on sheet music. Unfortunately, my parents never noticed my interest in the piano and I never pursued it further. To this day I still ache when I hear great piano music, longing for the ability to create my own.

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What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

I look forward to being a part of Fall Into Fine Craft as it gives me the opportunity to share my work with a whole new audience. Also meeting fellow artists and seeing their work will add to the experience.

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While you wait for Fall into Fine Craft, you can read more about Glen at http://glenklein.com/.

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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Crystal Hunt

There is no better artisan to spotlight the beauty of our community than today’s member-artisan, Crystal Hunt. Crystal’s images of local scenes, buildings, and other landmarks are truly family portraits of our area. We’re delighted to have her return to Fall into Fine Craft again, this year.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?

I was first drawn to photography when I was in the Army. The scenery in California was stunning, and I wanted to capture it all on film. The more I was away from home, however, the more I became homesick. When I finally returned here to live, I wanted to make my home look as magical as the places to which I had travelled. This area has its own charm and scenery, and I want to capture it at its best.

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If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

Woodworking. I have always been interested in crafting things out of wood. I have dabbled some in making furniture. It’s is very soothing.

What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

Meeting people and talking about my hometown area. I love it when people share the same passion for this area as I do.

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See more about Crystal and her work at http://crystalhuntphotography.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrystalHuntPhotography.

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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Rick Baily

We have another Fall into Fine Craft newcomer to introduce, today. This is guest artisan, photographer Rick Baily.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?

I got my start in photography a long time ago.  At the age of thirteen, my grandfather, who was a part-time professional photographer bought me a 35mm rangefinder camera and sat me down in his darkroom.  I always loved photography, but different needs and interests distracted me over the years.  I always came back to it and in the early 2000s, I got very serious and started on the path the has led to where I am now.  I have always enjoyed the magic that comes with creating an image.

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 If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

If my passion was not photography, I would probably work in something closely related to it, such as digital art, creating digital worlds from my imagination.

What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

As with any show, the best part is meeting all the people who come to browse.  I love talking to everyone and getting their perspectives on all of the art and crafts on display.

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Rick’s work – like all our other fine exhibitors – is a must-see at Fall into Fine Craft.

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Fall into Fine Craft Artisan Spotlight – Jean Macaluso

Today’s featured artisan is member Jean Macaluso. Jean, through the viewfinder of her camera, will be bringing her original point of view to Fall into Fine Craft.

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What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working in it?

I was drawn to photography at the young age of 12 when my father handed me his camera and said you are now the family photographer.  I immediately fell in love with the way you could frame the composition through the viewfinder and could find beauty through the eyepiece.  Working through courses at college as an older student I was again drawn to photography and the darkroom process.  It allowed me to fall in love with the medium again and I have continued that love affair ever since.  Although I now shoot mostly digital I still feel the love every time my composition comes up on the screen.  

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If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?

I had taken courses and been successful in making and selling work in ceramics and oil paintings but I would love to try encaustic work just to see what the process is all about.  I find myself drawn to this work done by fellow artists and I would love to explore its possibilities.

What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?

 I am most looking forward to meeting and connecting with prospective buyers or lovers of my artwork.  I want to hear and experience what they have to say about the subjects and compositions of my art.  Art lovers are very unique and always have wonderful insight into the art in front of them.

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If you’d like to further whet your appetite for Jean’s work, while you count the days to Fall into Fine Craft, here are her website and Facebook addresses.

http://www.jeanmacaluso.com/home.php

https://www.facebook.com/JeanMacalusoFineArt

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