After The Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles closed in 2011, it is now planned to re-open in Glendale, California. The museum wasn’t success in Los Angeles, so moving it to Glendale is an attempt to still share the neon sign history and develop the downtown area.
The Museum of Neon Art is opening with two new exhibitions, which include Illuminations and It’s About Time. Illuminations features historic neon signs while It’s About Time features neon clocks.
According to a hyperallergic.com article, “At the Glendale location we specifically wanted to be able to show the process [of neon bending] and offer courses in hands-on learning,” said Kim Koga, The Museum of Art executive director. “Neon is essentially a form of glass-blowing and it takes a lot of time and commitment to master it … To keep neon around for the next 25+ years we need to pass on these skills to another generation.”
For more information about the re-opening of The Museum of Neon Art, visit the original article at http://hyperallergic.com/267144/the-museum-of-neon-art-switches-back-on-in-la/
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.