Two huge signs to be installed at NECCA’s new home

first_imgVermont Business Magazine How many people does it take to make a sign? Mel Martin, volunteer for New England Center for Circus Arts’ capital campaign effort, has found out over the last two years. “It’s more than one might think,” he says, “especially if it is a 12-foot diameter sign and you’ve never designed a sign before.”Martin began designing two different signs in October 2014 for the newest custom-built circus arts trapezium building in the United States, built and located in Brattleboro, Vermont.Mel Martin, volunteer for NECCA. NECCA photos.He initially wanted something that would stand out in a distinctive and bold, yet artistic, way that would reflect the all-encompassing nature of circus arts.For the first sign, he came up with the idea of a circle, perhaps as in the circle of a compass. One can stand in the middle and choose to go in any direction. One might start off in the direction of aerial skills, but that doesn’t prevent someone from discovering juggling or clowning. The circle opens all possibilities – it is all encompassing, as in all ages, skills, and aspirations. “The circle also represents community. NECCA is a safe, supportive, non-competitive place to challenge yourself and discover new realms of the body and mind. It’s all connected,” he says. The second sign is a changeable-copy sign for announcing events and takes the form of two circles – a reflection of the founders, Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, who are identical twins.Designing the signs on paper is one thing, but where and how to get them made, and then how to get them transported, were additional challenges. It took nine players for the fabrication of the two signs. It started with a Chicago company, Atlas Tube, who donated the steel pipe; another Chicago company, Chicago Metal Rolled Products, then bent the pipe; the materials traveled to Atlas Metal Works of South Windsor, CT, for the fabrication; then to Specialty Restoration of Westfield, MA, for the sandblasting; to Westside Finishing of Holyoke, MA, for the power coating; and finally sign maker Dennis Tier Signs provided the finishing touches.Jim Westbrook, pig farmer and husband of NECCA co-owner Elsie Smith, offered one of his flatbed trailers to transport the signs from Connecticut to Massachusetts to Vermont. The last stop was at NECCA, where Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co installed the signs sometime this week.“I wanted both signs to emanate from the earth with no visible base of timber, brick, or stone. It’s an attempt to achieve the sense of a performer posed boldly and elegantly for all to see and enjoy,” says Martin.Source: NECCA 1.5.2017last_img read more

The government could hear possible actions related to the organization of…

first_imgPrime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (JV) explained to LETA that in connection with the events in Belarus, he had instructed the Minister of Education and Science Ilgas Šuplinskas (JKP), who is also responsible for sports issues and the organization of the championship from the state, to contact the International Hockey Federation. to reach a common best possible solution to this situation.“At the moment, it is difficult to imagine how we can organize a hockey championship together after the recent events in Belarus,” the prime minister said.The Ministry of Education and Science pointed out that an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers will take place on Monday, where the issue of the situation in Belarus will be considered. In the course of examining this issue, the issue of organizing the 2021 World Hockey Championship, which is jointly organized by the Latvian and Belarusian hockey federations, may also be raised.The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has no plans to relocate the 2021 World Cup and does not want to make any political statements.According to official preliminary results in the presidential election in Belarus, the current head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, won 80.08% of the vote, while opposition candidate Svetlana Tihanovska won 10.09%, but the opposition believes the election results are fake.Almost 7,000 people have been detained and hundreds injured in Belarus as Belarusian security forces have violently suppressed protests against apparent election irregularities and falsification of results. More than 250 victims are being treated in hospitals, and there are also deaths.The 2021 World Championship is organized by Minsk together with Riga, but the games of the decisive phase of the tournament are planned in the capital of Belarus. The Minsk World Cup was also hosted in 2014, and already at that time the European Parliament called on the IIHF to prevent Belarus from hosting the championship, citing the authorities’ repression of the opposition.In 2022, the tournament should be hosted in Finland (Helsinki and Tampere), in 2023 – in Russia (St. Petersburg), in 2024 in the Czech Republic (Prague and Ostrava), and in 2025 – in Sweden and Denmark.Riga and Minsk defeated the Finnish cities of Helsinki and Tampere in a fierce battle in May 2017. Group tournaments and two quarterfinals will take place in Riga and Minsk, while the semifinals and the finals will be held in the capital of Belarus.Riga has hosted the World Championships for the only time so far in 2006, while the tournament in Minsk took place in 2014.last_img read more

Washington Nationals Lineup: 5/21/19

first_imgThe lineup goes as follows, SS: Trea Turner, RF: Adam Eaton, 3B: Anthony Rendon, LF: Juan Soto, 1B: Gerardo Parra, CF: Victor Robles, 2B: Brian Dozier, C: Yan Gomes, and P: Erick Fedde.Please follow and like us: Now, Washington holds a 19-30 record, good enough for fourth place in the N.L. East Division, while New York stands at 21-25, holding third place in the division. Today’s pitching matchup will feature RHP Erick Fedde(0-0, 3.38 ERA) facing off against RHP Zack Wheeler(3-3, 4.85 ERA). Here’s the lineup for today’s game: After a disappointing loss last night, the Washington Nationals will take on the New York Mets in the 2nd game of the four game series between the two teams. As aforementioned, the Nationals dropped game one of the series to the Mets by a score of 4-3, as starter, Patrick Corbin, took the loss.last_img read more