Sunday, May 13, 2012

The View on Mother's Day

It was a wonderful Mother's Day at Harvest Gold Gallery.

We had wild clouds with rain and sun.

The colors are always what gets your attention.
 The best news of the day was the dock is in!!
The colors again!

The island and the mountains in soft hues.
The clouds and the water in vibrant hues.

Sending best Mother's Day wishes to all the wonderful Moms and their kids.  Stop in when you are in beautiful downtown Center Lovell, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Paul Bendzunas Fine Glass Artist with Organic Flair

Aqua Frog
Here at Harvest Gold we are always thrilled when new items and pieces come in for us to place around the gallery. One of our favorite returning glass artists is Paul Bendzunas. Paul's obvious love of nature and it's soothing palette, will delight anyone when they see his fine, hand-blown vases that are themed around nature.
Green Frog
Combining traditional design elements with contemporary influences, Bendzunas has evolved an unusual style based primarily on natural and organic forms. His surface patterns involve animal and aquatic imagery. He achieves this effect by using colored enamels Рthe same crushed glass powders used in cloisonn̩ jewelry Рand precious metals, in combination with bits of crushed glass. He achieves distinctive colors using various formulations of metallic oxides such as gold, silver, cobalt and others, blended into the molten glass. Using classic glassblowing techniques that are thousands of years old, Bendzunas works the glass at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees F. He forms and shapes each piece individually, without the use of molds. Each piece is one of a kind and is signed and dated.
His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Westinghouse Corporation, R.J. Reynolds Corporation and the State of Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities. He has exhibited his work at galleries, museums and juried shows throughout the United States.

Strolling Moose

Great Blue Heron

Fish Vase
 We hope that while you are out for an afternoon drive through the White Mountains that you will stop buy our Gallery in Center Lovell and enjoy seeing Paul Bendzuna's work, amongst many other fine artists. We are open seven days a week from ten a.m. until four p.m. Looking forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Michael Tatom showing at Harvest Gold Gallery

Harvest Gold Gallery is happy to present the wonderful work of Michael Tatom.  His captures the spirit of the animals.  The quick look from the grey fox.

Michael Tatom has been a sculptor for more than twenty years. He was born in Los Alamos, NM where he was surrounded by a family of artists and designers. 

In 1994 Michael started sculpting his series of bronze animals, each with their own magical shape and movement. Using simple and graceful lines he has become a successful sculptor.  The quiet fawn resting in the wood.  The lurking cougar stalking.

Michael Tatom quotes: "The main focus of my work is to translate into bronze the essence of the animal, to capture some movement or instinct and present it in a simple, stylized form. 

The last and one of my favorite parts of the process is the patina. There are so many variables when working with patina. The different colors and textures have a dramatic effect on the feel of the finished sculpture."

 Stop by when passing through beautiful Center Lovell, Maine, overlooking Kezar Lake and see them all.  New ones are expected soon!  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Intertwined and Braided Wedding Rings

This season has been very exciting with all the new intertwined and braided possibilities we have been making!
 The narrow three strand braid for the bride.
People have great ideas.  They have been choosing all one color and variations.

Some have inspired us to make a wider version of our favorite three strand intertwined ring :)

This in both his and hers :)
 Some have wanted to add side bands in color to accent the center weave in these Celtic bands.
The side rings look nice on the traditional braid too!
The traditional braid in our favorite colors, yellow, rose and green golds.
Stop in when you are in beautiful downtown Center Lovell overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.


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