Ready for game time with Joe Norman for our finalist zoom presentation. Fingers Crossed!
Please stop by to see the National Sculptors’ Guild members who are exhibiting in the 39th Annual Sculpture in the Park at Benson Park this Saturday and Sunday.
If you love sculpture, you’ll want to be in Loveland this weekend. This is one of the largest outdoor fine art sculpture shows in the nation. Check their website for details and get tickets to the Friday night Patron Party www.sculptureinthepark.org/show-information
You’ll also see many other NSG member’s sculptures in the permanent collection at the Benson Sculpture Garden. We love Loveland’s art appreciation!
Joe Norman just installed a new bike rack in downtown Loveland. It's located at Patina Flats at The Foundry. Next time you bike downtown use it to lock up. #LOVEland #BikeRack
Need one for your neighborhood? contact us to commission one
Our artist, Joe Norman may have too much time on his hands. Here's a video he's shared showing the effects of Stay-At-Home on artists who have studios and tools locked up in shared work spaces. Don't worry, we're checking in on him regularly.
#ConeOfShame #ArtistsAtHome #StayAtHome #SaveALife #JoeNorman #CreativesDuringCovidCrisis #FamilyTime #SillyVideo
What happens when you have an engineer/artist dad (Joe Norman), a bright young girl and a 3D printer to make prototypes during a stay-in-place order? Construct a icosahedron fort! What an awesome homeschool project!!
We've got our eyes on Abby, she's going places already. Also, I want a play day in that fort!
From Joe: "Attached are some photos of me and Abby learning about icosahedrons and building her new fort in the backyard, after prototyping it with 3D printed sockets we designed that fit Q-tips as structural members. We then used 2x4's and door hinges to make the full size version."
In geometry, an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces. The name comes from Ancient Greek εἴκοσι, meaning 'twenty', and ἕδρα, meaning 'seat'. There are infinitely many non-similar shapes of icosahedra, some of them being more symmetrical than others.
We already knew how amazing our artist Joe Norman is, but now the world is getting a bigger glimpse of his generous spirit. He has been creating 3D printed ppe and ventilator parts to maximize the use of a ventilator for multiple patients at hospitals with limited equipment and resources.
"Several weeks ago, I was working on four large public art placements in three different states in the western US. Since then, I and the various public art agencies have decided to put those projects on hold so they could focus (rightly) on the health of their communities. And, to be honest, there are more important things in my life right now than making sculpture.
Specifically, there are thousands upon thousands of people dying scared and alone, isolated from their loved ones in hospitals across the country. I simply can't justify working on my own art when I have the ability to do something about that. Anyone interested in helping can visit make4covid.co and makersunite.co for more information." - Joe Norman
#DoingYourPart #Covid19 #VentilatorManifolds #MakersUnite #Make4Covid #JoeNorman
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