Have you seen…..? Dealer Inquiry.

MP Navigator cowboy stastuette

MP Navigator cowboy stastuette. 2

Have you seen this statue? He stands 18″ high and was wholesaled from UMA Enterprises, Inc., 660 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA in 2008 (now discontinued) and made in China. UPC#748647 751303

 I’ve seen copies that stand 14″ and don’t have as much detail.
UMA , Inc. told me there were only 5000 available at the time and they wholesaled for $15.00. Do you have any connections to find such an item?
The statue is made of plaster, and is bronze in color. There is a tag on the bottom of the statue with the UPC number. It also says made in China.
I typed the UPC code into the computer and came up with the company name that wholesaled it. I called them on the phone and they confirmed that they carried this item in 2008. There w
ere 5000 statues ..some sold in big box stores, others sold in Canada. They also don’t have any in stock.
Reply: LeeBroomStudio@aol.com  
re: Schou Cowboy
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I Apologize

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Dear Readers,

I apologize for being remiss in my committment to post in recent weeks.

Last month I discovered  I had a lung ailment that was sapping my strength. At first I thought I had a bad cold but I was wrong. I am slowly getting my strength back and will begin posting again. On days that I am unable to write I will either invite other writers or in the absence of content will repost what seem to be the best of previous  entries.

Thank you.

Lee.

A Few Minutes in the Life of a Docent at the Gallery@CityHall.

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In March of 2013 I was accepted as a docent at the Gallery@CityHall. Lee Broom.

(Visitor enters the gallery and begins asking questions about the photography. We exchange memories of our knowledge of various buildings.)

Visitor: Are you the resident docent?

Lee: I am.

Visitor: What does a docent do?

Lee: Dispenses information, asks questions, reads body language…

Visitor: Really! And my body language….What secrets does my body language reveal?

Lee: It tells me that you are a very inquisitive fellow and that you might be an architect.

Visitor: Not fair, we’ve been talking about buildings already.

Lee: So are you an architect?

Visitor: Not quite. I’m a mechanical engineer; I studied at ASU. Graduated in ’75.

The conversation lasts for several minutes and two more people enter the gallery. “Welcome to the Gallery@CityHall.”

“Phoenix Icons: The Art of our Historic Landmarks Exhibition”

‘Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,’ features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren.The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks.

The works in ‘Phoenix Icons’ were commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. They include once private homes that have been transformed into public venues and once revered schools reborn as new places to learn. An old department store now houses a restaurant and a former auto showroom emerges as the face of a vibrant downtown park.

The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission have partnered in this exhibition of photographs that feature views of Phoenix’ first century historic landmarks and portraits of our mid-century marvels, the distinctive architecture created after World War II.”

A Few Minutes in the Life of a Docent at the Gallery@CityHall.

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In March of 2013 I was accepted as a docent at the Gallery@CityHall. Lee Broom.

(Visitor enters the gallery and begins asking questions about the photography. We exchange memories of our knowledge of various buildings.)

Visitor: Are you the resident docent?

Lee: I am.

Visitor: What does a docent do?

Lee: Dispenses information, asks questions, reads body language…

Visitor: Really! And my body language….What secrets does my body language reveal?

Lee: It tells me that you are a very inquisitive fellow and that you might be an architect.

Visitor: Not fair, we’ve been talking about buildings already.

Lee: So are you an architect?

Visitor: Not quite. I’m a mechanical engineer; I studied at ASU. Graduated in ’75.

The conversation lasts for several minutes and two more people enter the gallery. “Welcome to the Gallery@CityHall.”

 

“Phoenix Icons: The Art of our Historic Landmarks Exhibition”

‘Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,’ features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren.The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks.

The works in ‘Phoenix Icons’ were commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. They include once private homes that have been transformed into public venues and once revered schools reborn as new places to learn. An old department store now houses a restaurant and a former auto showroom emerges as the face of a vibrant downtown park.

The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission have partnered in this exhibition of photographs that feature views of Phoenix’ first century historic landmarks and portraits of our mid-century marvels, the distinctive architecture created after World War II.”

Eye and Ego Surgery

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On Monday I had eye (I) surgery.

Cataract removal, it was.

Ego repair as well.

This was not a routine procedure.

I had been reminded on several occasions of medical consultation, that I have macular degeneration, glaucoma and the scarred and biased memories of an emergency surgery some years ago and that all this must be taken into consideration before making a final decision.

The physician on call that day so many years ago clearly did not want to be dragged from a private social event of obvious priority. Dr. Badmouth cursed and barked at me throughout the surgery. Fortunately, I lacked the good sense to be afraid of this weekend warrior; I was attempting to be in control of my every thought, every unexpressed fidget and I was indeed fanatically focused, as only a truly experienced OCD practitioner such as I could be. My only thought was to focus intently on the image of a good result which was fixed firmly in that particular visionary vestibule assigned to precise results.

Within a week after that surgery I would be told by yet another doctor that the vision in that left eye was blocked by the sudden onset of glaucoma. That was in the early nineties. A few years later I would have the stressed and abused lens on that eye replaced and the cataract thrown into a feline litter box or wherever it is that such detritus ends up.

A decade earlier I had been forewarned that due to optical abnormalities, my career in the arts might better be amended to a saner livelihood as a consultant. I began to slowly gravitate toward such a goal, developing as time went on, another set of ideas in a less conspicuous compartment, probably much closer geographically to a more lizardly section of my brain.

During this last year that sleeping giant, the Godzilla of my latent nightmares began to rouse, eventually roaring to life in April of 2012, growling noisily in protest minutes after my arrival for surgery for the other eye, my right eye, an orb with all the same problems as the one which had left me with such troubled memories that they now were more valuable as fodder for a Japanese Sci-Fi film on the Giant Screen.

Minutes later I was being chauffeured away from that awkward scene, still raving as my friend John who in twenty-five years of friendship had known me only as a gentleman and not given to overt displays of emotion, listened quietly in his own better defined demeanor of gentleness.

It has taken a year now to persuade The Good Doctor, a physician whose normal presence is quite the opposite of that crazy Dr Hyde of the nineties whose dull wit and noisy method affected me so, to proceed. On April 2, 2013 the cataract was removed.

I was not prepared for the experience that would result from this surgery. The work of this Good doctor and his able assistants appears to have been a success. Though visual problems, most of which I am told are temporary, are with me still, I can see the world as never before. Millions of people may see their world better than I do right this minute but I can imagine no one more grateful than I.

My instructions for after-care include the warning that I may not be able to drive for a month or so and that great caution must be taken to follow instructions to the letter and to avoid mistakes. A family member, Betty, my oldest daughter’s mother in law and the widow of the founder of the church which is a second home to many of my family’s members is providing me with the guest bedroom at her house and has been driving me to doctor’s appointments and such. Other friends are offering me transportation to and from important social events and soon I shall be doing those things for myself.

This post has been difficult (and wordy) and as for the regularity of future posts I plan only to discover the daily increments of that plan with the greeting of each morning.

Lee Broom

Arizona Commision on the Arts: Extension Announcement.

IMG_0003The application deadline for the fiscal year 2014 grants cycle for organizations and schools is next Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:59pm. Grant Guides and information can be found on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website at http://www.azarts.gov/grants/organizations-and-schools/guides/.

Please be advised: As a government agency, the Arts Commission is not able to offer any exceptions or extensions to the grants deadline.

Please pay special attention to the following reminders.

  • All Applicants: All applicants to the Arts Commission’s Grants to      Organizations and Schools are required to create a new profile in GO!EGOR,      the new online application system, this year. If your organization is a      previous grantee of the Arts Commission, the login information your      organization previously used in EGOR will not work in GO!EGOR.
  • Community Investment Grant      (CIG) Applicants:      Organizations applying to the Community Investment Grant program are      required to enter financial data through the Arizona Cultural Data Project      (AZCDP) as part of the application process. Applicants must generate a CDP      Funder Report consisting of FY12 and FY11 “Review Complete” financial data      through the Arizona CDP website. Review the guidelines for more information.Also, all organizations are required to submit a full application for      FY14. The CIG program may return to an alternate year review cycle in      FY15.

Arts Commission offices will be open until 5pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013 for applicant assistance. The Arts Commission does not advise waiting until the day of the deadline to submit applications. Applicants report that the online application system slows significantly on the day of the deadline due to the volume of traffic on the server.

Questions regarding GO!EGOR?
Contact Ginny Berryhill, Grants and Information Technology Manager at gberryhill@azarts.gov or 602-771-6528.

Questions regarding the Cultural Data Project?
Contact Patrick Fanning, Arts Commission Special Projects Coordinator at pfanning@azarts.gov or 602-771-6529, or the Cultural Data Project Help Desk.

Together we can imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

Announcement: The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

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The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The question and answer document about the Call for Documentary Services is available to view at http://phoenix.gov/arts/businessoac/pdfrfqdocserv.html.

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and project partners, Roosevelt Row CDC and the ASU Art Museum are looking for a video and still image documentary crew to create content, editing and post production services covering Cultural Connections, a collaboration of temporary public art projects.

To see the full call please click on the above link above.