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Engineers and Artists: The First GlobalSpec Art Show

Posted November 03, 2008 8:00 AM by Galina

GlobalSpec, CR4's parent company, sponsored its Premier Art Exhibit last month. Twelve employees from across all departments displayed the fruits of their artistic labors. All mediums were represented, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, stained glass, and digital art. The Art Exhibit will be on display throughout November.

During the GlobalSpec Art Show, employees and their guests enjoyed bakery treats and punch while being serenaded by the Marketing Department's Creative Designer, Jim Gross, who played guitar during the opening reception. Many of the GlobalSpec artists were on-hand to view each others' work and answer questions about their own.

The twelve GlobalSpec artists are Christina DeMers (Marketing), Rich Hansen (Technology), Steve Johnson (Accounting), Leo Kershteyn (Marketing), Mindy Mannix (Customer Care), Shawn Martin (Production), Guy Maser (Marketing), Roy Smith (Production), Renee Taliana (Marketing), Mike Watford (Marketing), Melanie Weatherford (Production) and Kevin Weiler (Technology). The following sections highlight the work of those GlobalSpec artists who are also bloggers and/or registered members of CR4.

ChristinaD – Watercolor

ChristinaD has been involved in art since the age of seven. The GlobalSpec Marketing Manager developed her talents in oil painting and illustration, and has participated in juried exhibitions. Currently, ChristinaD is focused on watercolor, exhibiting her paintings of autumn leaves and a wide range of flowers, which include calla and tiger lilies, irises, tulips, and peonies.

LeoTheRussian – Photography, Poetry

Inspired by both his family and nature, LeoTheRussian has contributed photographs of a statue in Vermont, fall apples, and a portrait of an eroded mountain. The holder of a degree in electrical engineering, the Georgia Tech graduate is also displaying framed copies of his original poetry.

Shawn – Photography

An avid outdoors enthusiast, Shawn is displaying his digital and 35-mm photographs of a wide range of outdoor subjects, from the Joshua Tree to snow-covered mountains and exotic flowers. This Production and engineering Specialist is the owner of the Geological Factors in Engineering blog right here on CR4.

Galina – Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Stained Glass

Galina has provided works of art that were created during her high school career and college years as an art major. The Customer Care Representative (CCR) is showing two stained glass pieces: one created using copperfoil and the other with lead came. Galina is also displaying two drawings: a self-portrait done in charcoal (her first charcoal drawing ever) and a still-life done in conte crayon. In addition, there are two paintings done in tempra paint – the same subject done once in color and the other in black and white. Finally, the artist (and author of this blog entry) is displaying a bigger-than-life sculpture of a human hand made out of discarded pieces of wood and nails.

RoySmith – oil pastel on canvas

Roy Smith has worked as a professional airbrush artist for 13 years, specializing in portraits. Over a span of twenty years, this veteran member of GlobalSpec's Production Department has done commissioned pieces with inks, acrylics, textile paints, colored pencil, and oil pastel. For the art show, he contributed three portraits done in oil pastel. If you would like to view more of Roy Smith's work, please visit his website: http://www.roysmithjr.com

Mello – Photography, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Wood

An art enthusiast with a wide range of mediums and subject matter, Mello has contributed photographs of palm trees and flowers, a surrealistic charcoal drawing of human faces, and a portrait in colored pencil. The Electronic Media Content Technologist also displayed an acrylic painting of the human figure in motion on wood.

KWeiler – Photography

KWeiler's photographs include family members, flowers, polar bears and Lake George. A Senior Software Engineer and member of GlobalSpec's top-notch Technology Department, he used a Nikon D80 camera with either a 50mm f1.4 or a 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. Some of his pictures were retouched in Photoshop, and some are right out of the camera.

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11/03/2008 9:21 AM

It's simply beautiful!

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11/03/2008 11:09 AM

Thank you! Let me know if you would like more pictures of the displayed artworks!

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11/03/2008 11:28 AM

I just let you know. I think you have to continue this topic.

It seems you're Salvador Dali fan. Aren't you?

thank you.

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11/04/2008 12:03 PM

I definitely enjoyed the art items displayed on the original CR4 site. I'd appreciate seeing more! Thank you! Cardio07.

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11/12/2008 3:28 PM

Thank you! I'm sorry it's taken me so darn long to get back to you - to be honest, I'm surprised (and thrilled!) that I've gotten such a response! :-)

Here are pictures of more of the pieces I'm currently displaying.

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11/03/2008 4:19 PM

Although I am not very artsy, I do enjoy intriguing pictures and paintings. These exhibits show the creativity of the mind and the link between what you see in your head and what you can draw.

I am glad to have seen these works of art and thoroughly enjoyed this blog entry. Two thumbs up here!

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11/12/2008 3:29 PM

Well thank you! Even though I work at Globalspec, my background is in art and art history, so it's nice to be a part of this art show. :-)

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11/03/2008 8:41 PM

News or past ? today mention last month exhibition?

although it will be last through this month, but we know it too late. hehe. where is the exhibiton? no place? virtual site?

too low resolution shown here to appreciate. why? no good camera? or copyright cannt allow to show here? it seems to shoot by mb hurrily?

hehe, it appears only our asian is interested in the art works.

Pls, dont be bothered by my words.

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11/04/2008 9:03 AM

Hello, cnpower!

Glad to see you.

I'm wondering does it matter whensoever the exhibition has been performed? Even if it would be gone up 10 years ago?

On my opinion resolution of pictures just balanced for on one hand to fit slow internet connection[for instance i have one :(] and on another hand to get quite good imagination/perception of the presented arts.

I'm supposing also a high resolution images would be risky for violation author's rights.

It was just my modest thoughts over your post. You can disregard them.

good luck

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11/04/2008 11:10 AM

Art and technology both utilize the creative part of our makeup as human beings...The process is somewhat similar from ideation to actualization...Fascinating in fact....Perhaps you can get the art of the planet as participants on this site..I find it a refreshing/excillirating/informative/creative/interactive site and continue to tell everyone i meet about it....Thanks for the breather from high tech/scientific/marketing constructs to the fresh air of art in multifaceted forms..CR4 is in my minds eye a piece of accesible/multicomponeted/dynamic art...Somewhat like installation art but definitely more fluid and accwssable.Thanks again for its creation and sharability.....Marty Wolf/member since September 2008

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11/12/2008 3:30 PM

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for posting!!

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11/04/2008 3:31 PM

I would also like to see more. Beautiful work!

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11/05/2008 8:23 AM

I love the sculpture hand...can I play too or have you all seen my stuff already .

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11/05/2008 6:08 PM

I was going to volunteer you Del... You have done some damn fine pieces of art.

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11/06/2008 5:12 PM

Her's some of this years stuff (dodgy colour rendition bad lighting).

Sketches on a courgette theme with degrees of abstaction

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They're really good, Del !

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Cheers
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11/07/2008 3:46 AM

Whats it?

you will compete with above artists?

Those artists rarely come to discuss art in this cr3.

where is the exhibition? ah, a news of has no address, no object,

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11/12/2008 3:32 PM

Oh no, at this point this is not a competition. This is an exhibition at the headquarters of Globalspec in Troy, New York.

But who knows - perhaps we will have a CR4 art show sometime in the future.....:-)

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WOW those are lovely! Thank you for sharing! Feel free to post more!

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This links to some industrial landscapes I showed in and earlier blog...(unfortunately not tagged as 'art')

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11/12/2008 8:39 PM

good meterial, from reality to abstract, vice versa.

and remember out wonderful photoes at

http://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/23910#newcomments

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11/08/2008 6:57 PM

Nice! Too often us "techies" are thought of as one dimensional, one trick "Shallow Hals." Its nice to see that the folks at global spec are whole brain talents to rebuke that image.

If you had a CR4 contest I would participate.

and here's one for our buddy cnpower:

Thanks for sharing!

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11/12/2008 3:33 PM

Terrific, thank you! The idea of a CR4 art show is an excellent one! If we decide to create a CR4 art show, I'll make sure to add you to the artist list!

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11/12/2008 8:49 PM

Count me in. haha,

if you would find the pages at

http://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/23910#newcomments

and

http://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/17709#newcomments

you and your group may can't help to post more wonderful pictures as an artists.

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