One Person's Stuff...Another Person's Art ..Baltimore ACC Show

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All that glitters at the ACC show may not be gold. One Person's Stuff is Another Person's Art....and, I am glad to see this imagination used with such creativity.

 

I met Baron Rene von Richthofen at the Baltimore's American Craft Council Show this week. This very charming man creates art out of a variety of materials but mostly car parts and miniature cars. He uses the term "controlled chaos" descibing how he attaches these materials that fuel his imagination.

''The automobile is the most important invention of the last century. It has given us freedom of mobility and has systematically led to every advantage we currently take for granted. Along with its practical purposes, I celebrate the finer points of the automobile that have brought the world together and have inspired our inner child....My art is abut how this invention changed us. Like all change,it's neither all good nor all bad."  www.richthofenart.com.

 

 

          golden boy ACC HomeRome          Golden Cars ACC HomeRome     Toy car art ACC HomeRome

 

As many know, I am former ceramic artist and the ACC show is one not to be missed. Each year walking through the isles of over 700 of the country's top contemporary craft  artists, there are few that catch my eye. This year it was the art of the toy car..maybe because of spending time and getting to know C Tann Starr and her boys. This artist may be the only person who has more cars than Stephen, the Minion Blur.

The Baron uses the term "controlled chaos" to descibe how he attaches these materials that fuel his imagination. Stephen's mom has a group "Club Chaos".

 

            Toy Cars ACC HomeRome    Toy Car Art HomeRome

The Craft show opens my eyes and mind to so much stimulation. Each artist could be another entire subject for a post. Do we always have to write about real estate? Of course not! But our lives are so much better from all the people we meet and all the things we see and experience.

All that glitters at the ACC show may not be gold. One Person's Stuff is Another Person's Art.  And, I am glad to see this imagination used with such creativity.

 

 

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Gail C. Harris
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Isn't it great, Margaret, when things we experience excite us and open our minds.  It's wonderful. :)

Feb 27, 2011 10:39 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Margaret....I love art shows and the more creative, the more I like it.....I have pieces throughout my house....

Feb 27, 2011 10:59 PM #2
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Margaret -- How interesting to see the results of such innovative minds. . .

Feb 28, 2011 12:50 AM #3
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Gail, Yes and I see that you have some interesting art shows at the beach.

Barbara, As a former ceramic and porcelain artist, I really enjoy the art shows and what others collect. Do you have pieces in your home that you  would like to share?

Tish, It is quite stimulating to see so much talent under one roof.

Feb 28, 2011 12:54 AM #4
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Josef Katz
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Now if only I would have thought to use all my old toy cars for art and not thrown them away... Very cool.  I like the bottom two.  Very interesting to look at.

Feb 28, 2011 01:34 AM #5
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Kevin J. May
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I can't imagine a World without Art, Margaret, how boring that would be!

Feb 28, 2011 01:40 AM #6
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C Tann-Starr
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Stephen the Minion Blur would have quite happily broken his piggy bank here (LOL). Nice!!! :-)

Feb 28, 2011 02:56 AM #7
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Now...I have an idea to keep my junk that my husband throws out.

Feb 28, 2011 03:22 AM #8
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Ellen Caruso
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Margaret, those who make art out of nothing amaze me, thanks for sharing.

Feb 28, 2011 03:22 AM #9
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Josef, You mean you didn't save your cars?

Kevin, I see that you are into cars quite a bit also.

C Tann, This entire post was for Stephen. I would have so liked to see him with this artist. Do not ever throw those cars away!

Sally, With the right marketing, it may more lucrative that real estate.

Ellen, So much fun watching others creativity.

 

Feb 28, 2011 04:15 AM #10
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Margaret, thank you for surprising me today!  This artist is very creative and talented.  When I read about the controlled chaos, which does seem very appropriate for him, I immediately thought of C-Tann.  You are very fortunate that you've been able to meet her in person.  She is absolutely amazing with all of her energy, creativity and enthusiasm. 

Feb 28, 2011 12:13 PM #11
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Sondra, It was wonderful speaking with you tonight! It was C Tann who sent me to your first video blog. Both of you are amazing.

 

Feb 28, 2011 01:30 PM #12
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Margaret - Thanks again for uplifting us all with another post that may not be "about" real estate ... but if the NAR is to be believed ... then beneath it all is the land ....  (It may be reaching at times ... but what the heck ... we all should have some license!) 

Thanks especially for personalizing the show ... it feels like a real experience, not just reading someones "report" ... like others you name .. you're pretty amazing yourself!

Feb 28, 2011 02:23 PM #13
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Jack, I love reading your comments! It may not be about hard core real estate but it sure is interesting and a wonderful way to connect with all people. And you know....most of them have to live somewhere! Your kind words are appreciated.

 

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