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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Artist Ben Campbell to speak at LeQuire Gallery Thursday (July 19)


LeQuire Gallery (4304 Charlotte Avenue) will present a special lecture event with renowned painter, metalsmith expert and entrepreneur Ben Caldwell (above) this Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (The lecture is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.) Here is more information from the gallery:
With a recent return to painting, Ben Caldwell has now come full circle in his career. Having created pristine serving pieces in copper and silver for years, his new work incorporates his classically trained roots as a painter and his love of abstract expressionism resulting in a new series of enameled wall sculptures.

Caldwell doesn't paint his new abstract pieces on canvas, instead he continues his tradition of working with metal by painting on copper. He uses a propane torch to apply the enamel giving him control over color. This is a unique technique since most enamel is fired in a kiln where color is often determined by "happy accidents."

It is Caldwell's early work as a metalsmith that has landed him spots on HGTV, Tennessee Crossroads and in Southern Living magazine, but it is his new work as an abstract artist and his tenacious spirit as a entrepreneur that brings the career full circle.

Please join us as Ben discusses the major influences of his career as well as the strategic lessons learned while building his art into a thriving business.

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