Article from Canton Repository
On March 24 and 25 of 2007, Canton had it’s first juried
carving show and competition. More than 1,100 people showed up
at the Canton Art Museum to look at the over 60 artists in the
show. My entry of “Diorama of a Ship Yard” took first place in
the model division and best of category, but more importantly
it caught the eye of Mr. Albacete.
Several days later I received a phone call asking me if Mr.
Albacete could see more of my work. He spent several hours
here at my shop reviewing about a dozen of my models. At the
end of the visit Mr. Albacete asked me if I wanted to show my
work to the public. I said, yes, as a mater of fact we are in
the process of building a museum to exhibit my miniatures.
After further conversations a date of February 17, 2008
through March 23, 2008 was established for my models to be
exhibited in the Canton Art Museum here in Canton, Ohio.
It turns out Mr. Albacete is the executive director of the
Canton Museum of Art.
After the models leave the Canton Museum of Art they will
come home for a short stay until April 12, 2008. They will
again be on exhibit at the Canton Art Museum for the two days
of the Second Annual Carving show and competition. As the
guest artist of this show, I will not enter anything in the
show for judging. After the show ends on April 13, 2008, the
models will then come directly to the “Blue Water Majesty”
museum to be mounted in the permanent display cases.
These shows will be a nice introduction for the public to
see some of my work that will be exhibited in our museum
called “Blue Water Majesty”.
At present the museum is 90% complete and we are planning
to open it in May of 2008. Those interested can call the
museum at (330) 452-4330 for more information or visit our web
site at www.ModelShipsByLarryPulka.com.