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Newsletter January 2008
Welcome and Greetings! Eric at desk
Greetings and Happy New Year! 
I hope everyone had a joyful and peaceful holiday.  I am pleased to share with you highlights of 2007 and some upcoming events.
The past year  has proven to be the best yet for Eric David Laxman, Inc. and I want to thank all of you for being a part of it.  I had the opportunity to work on many exciting projects and participate in some very special exhibitions and events. 
My staff and I look forward to providing you with the highest quality sculpture and functional art delivered with a personal touch.  We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2008.
Our Staff ...
Brian O'Donnell and
Adam Ballaban    
Brian and Adam
Brian and Adam install a stair railing for a residence in Piermont, N.Y. 
Brian has been with EDL, Inc. since the fall of 2005, bringing with him expert welding skills.   Adam joined our team this past summer.  He is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton. 
Jody Atkinson
Jody came on board this past fall to assist with the administrative and marketing apects of the business. 

Upcoming Events ...

Valentine's Day
Bronze Heart
Layered Heart
Bronze, 2007
Save the date of February 10th from 1-5pm for "In The Mood,"  a show here in our gallery featuring an eclectic mix of art, furniture and decorative objects.
"Then and Now"
February 24 to March 30, 2008

Strength Within

Strength Within
Marble, 1987

Eric is one of eight Rockland artists featured in this exhibition at the Azarian-McCollough Art Gallery on the campus of Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 4:30 to 7:30pm.


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and keep a lookout for some new features and updates of completed projects from the past year.
American Graphic Design Award, 2007

Our website designer, Two by Two Design, received the 2007 American Graphic Design Award for Website Design for the Eric David Laxman, Inc. website.  

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Healing Embrace Dedication
Healing Embrace DedicationEric was commissioned by Bill Schneider to create a sculpture for Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT.  The cast bronze sculpture of a mother and child is entitled "Healing Embrace," and was well received by the staff and patients at the hospital.  Eric is pictured here with Bill Schneider and the hospital's Director of Facilities Planning, Barbara Campbell.
Summit Sculpture Model
Summit Sculpture ModelThe Summit Medical Group in Berkley Heights, N.J. has commissioned Eric to create a large bronze and stainless steel sculpture for their administrative entrance.  Pictured here is the approved one-third scale model for the artwork which is scheduled for completion in early spring 2008.
Hand Stand
Rudess Hand Sculpture
Eric is shown here welding the stainless steel hand sculpture commissioned by musician Jordan Rudess.  Rudess introduced the new keyboard stand to his fans as he toured throughout Europe and the USA with the world renowned band Dream Theater. 
Standing Wave
Standing Wave Eric, Brian and Adam installing "Standing Wave" at the Collaborative Concepts outdoor sculpture exhibition at Saunders Farm.  The bucolic farm setting and panoramic views was an ideal site for the eleven foot tall stainless steel sculpture.  The exhibition ran from September 1, 2007 through October 31.
Hospice Art Exhibition
Bird of Paradise Eric helped coordinate and plan "The Art of Hospice: Celebrating Twenty Years."  The exhibition toured Rockland County during the summer and fall culminating with a special reception and auction at the Garnerville Art and Industrial Center.  Pictured at left is the sculpture "Bird of Paradise" that Eric created and donated to United Hospice of Rockland.  The event raised over $15,000 for the organization which provides compassionate care for individuals and their family members.
Lions Live Free Benefit
Lions Live Free Eric collaborated with sculptor Michael Jamieson to create an original sculpture that was available for auction at a special event at the National Arts Club in NYC.  All the proceeds went to support an organization that is working with the Masai people of Kenya to help preserve the lions.  Pictured here is Eric with the Lion Guardian Antony Kasanga who was honored at the event.
Dowling Gardens Gate
Dowling Gardens Gate Eric with the artist Sister Adele Myers who designed the sculptural enhancements for the gates at Dowling Gardens in Sparkhill, N.Y.  The project was coordinated by Sister Ursula Joyce who received some of the funding through a community cultural grant from The Arts Council of Rockland.
Custom Computer Desk and Backsplash
Basner Kitchen Collage
Custom decorative metal work provides the finishing touch for a computer desk and kitchen backsplash for a home in Piermont, N.Y.
Entryway Table
Entryway Table An original welded  steel base was created for this marble-topped entryway table for a private residence in Armonk, N.Y.  The metal was finished with sumptuous hand patina.
Contemporary Stair Railing
Railing Collage
This cutom stair railing (shown being installed by Brian and Adam above left) is a perfect example of one of the things we do best at Eric David Laxman, Inc.  We worked with the homeowner, architect (Richard Baker), and contractor (David Scharf) to design and create a functional, stylish and contemporary railing that is a stunning addition to the other elements of the house.


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