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Inlay art exhibit

Desert Dancer 16 Nov 08 - 01:39 AM
GUEST,Greycap 16 Nov 08 - 04:24 AM
Big Mick 16 Nov 08 - 01:24 PM
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Subject: Inlay art exhibit
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 01:39 AM

I thought folks might enjoy this online slideshow of pieces in the an exhibit in 2007, "Visual Voices: The New School of Inlaid Art on Guitars & Banjos" at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, Calif.

"The ground breaking exhibition Visual Voices: the New School of Inlaid Art on Guitars and Banjos explores the art and craftsmanship involved in creating these functional masterpieces. Luthiery (guitar making), like inlay, is a highly skilled practice, and this exhibit is the first of its kind to showcase the unique relationship of these two distinctive artistries. The inlay artists featured are: Larry Robinson, William "Grit" Laskin, Harvey Leach and Renée Karnes, each renowned within the luthier and inlay communities for instruments of staggering quality."

Beautiful stuff.

~ Becky in L.A. this weekend


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Subject: RE: Inlay art exhibit
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 04:24 AM

Becky,
Incredible, super, wow, made my weekend. Thanks a million.
Roger


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Subject: RE: Inlay art exhibit
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 01:24 PM

Go to the home page and you will see the artists. Some of the finest in the world are done by Grit Laskin. Jed and I have had the privilege of visiting Grit's "Studio", seeing the process, and playing his beautiful guitars. The only thing more beautiful than the artwork of his, is the sound and playability of his instruments. I asked him about that, and he said that Jean Larrivee first taught him how to build a great guitar, then he learned the inlays. THERE IS A BOOK DEVOTED TO HIS WORK titled "A Guitarmakers's Canvas - The Inlay Art of Grit Laskin. He is a helluva musician, a wonderful singer, a great luthier and inlay artist, and a very nice man. I am honored to know him. I will have one of his guitars one day.

All the best,

Mick


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