Dream Window 18: Friday Night Fish Fry

I’ve previously built Dream Windows that featured the Capital District’s iconographic artwork and architecture.  Dream Window #5: The Thirst Quencher captured the Coca-Cola advertisement in Schenectady, for example. Now comes a new challenge – to build a Dream Window based on a disappearing Capital District advertising sign… and to make that sign dance once more,…

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Dream Window #17: An Adirondack Reflection

I still love finding salvageable Queen Anne windows and Tudor windows and ultra-long transom windows, and I still love turning them into something artistically amazing. And when I saw a church window available as part of a five-pane set on eBay, I could not resist.  Four of the five windows at auction went through some…

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The new home for Dream Window 16: Rainbow of Hope

It was a Wednesday afternoon.  Riding shotgun in my car was a white 15-paneled Queen Anne window, the sixteenth entry in my “Dream Window” series of salvaged windows that become beautiful art. My plans?  Meet with the staff at Equinox, the Capital District charity dedicated to helping those who need help, aiding those who are…

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Dream Window #16: Rainbow of Hope

I’ve shopped at Silver Fox Salvage in Albany’s warehouse district several times for Dream Window frames, and I’ve acquired some beautiful pieces  from that location.  One day, as I walked through the salvage warehouse, I found a fantastic fourteen-paneled Queen Anne window. I looked at the price tag.  I can afford this.  Up to the…

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Dream Window 15: Washington Park Je t’Aime

True story.  After I graduated from college in 1985, my first apartment was a third-story walk-up studio place on South Lake Avenue.  The apartment was so small, you had to leave the building to change your mind.  I lived there for about four or five months, then moved to the Park South neighborhood. At the…

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Dream Window 13: Carissima and Kodachrome

In July of 1981, I attended a five-week pre-freshman orientation program at Hamilton College.  Between that summer and the late spring of 1985, I was a college student at one of the “Little Ivies.”  There were days when I felt about as out of place as Willy Loman in a summer stock production of Spamalot;…

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The TRASK 2014 Charity Event

I should be used to this.  I should be used to seeing my artwork hanging at a charity event.  Heck, I’ve done Historic Albany’s “BUILT” three times already, and every time I still get a case of the nerves. But now it’s time to see what happens with one of my artworks. Last night I…

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