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Artist Spotlight - Murray Stein | View this spotlight on its own page.
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Artist Spotlight Interview - October 2009 | Murray Stein - October 28, 2009
Texas Sculpture Association Artist Spotlight Interview - Murray Stein Texas Sculpture Association Murray Stein Murray Stein Name: Murray Stein Email:Carmur@alumni.gwu.edu
Woodizgood Carmur@alumni.gwu.edu Murray Stein - Fleur de Chocolate Murray Stein: Dallas Area Woodturners Bio 2012 Murray is an engineer turned sculptor and lives in Allen TX. He moved here seven years ago from Maryland to be near his grandchildren. His six children are scattered from Dallas to Maryland, to Florida and Virginia. Murray and his wife Carol (who also is a turner) volunteer a lot in the community, mostly in the Senior Recreation Center, where he teaches Classical Music Appreciation and she assists with administrative duties. They also present music programs for children called, "Making Music with Household Utensils" at several public venues. Murray Stein - Rhapsody in Blue Murray's passion for music reflects in his turning, where he creates music-themed sculptures as he listens to Mozart, Beethoven and the like. He says, "It's a great way to enjoy retirement by combining all my passions in a rewarding journey through life." Murray Stein - Trout Quintet Murray bought dichroic glass from Nan Phillips and used it as a linear mosaic to emphasize the outline. Murray Stein Murray Stein Murray has created several other 'collections', such as his Native American Segmented Pottery (featured for two months in 2009 at the Dallas International Museum of Cultures). His International Collection reflecting art from other cultures, will soon exhibit there too. Then there are his electronic UFOs featuring motion, levitation, blinking lights and 'talking Martians'. His latest collection is of lathe-made flowers which reflect his love of nature. He has won numerous 'first place' and 'best of show' awards plus having been interviewed on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, newspapers and magazines. Stein was inspired to start turning in 1989 when he saw segmented vessels in Fine Woodworking. He taught himself how to turn at the well-equipped woodshop in the Rockville MD Senior Center. His first segmented pot won the Grand Champion Ribbon at the Montgomery MD Fair. Since then he has been awarded seven more Grand Champions. In 1998 he won the Maryland Path of Achievement Award in the Arts and Humanities This designated him a Living Treasure. The ceremony was broadcast nationwide on CNN. In 2002 he twice lectured on segmented turning at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in D.C. After moving to Allen, he won First Place in the Texas Sculpture Association's 25th Anniversary Show. That piece, Lest We Forget, will go to the Dallas Holocaust Museum upon completion of their new building. Murray Stein Lest We Forget His thousands of hours of volunteering in both MD and TX have not gone unnoticed for his work at city, county and state levels. In 2006 he was called to Washington to receive a National Award on Capitol Hill: "Distinguished Senior for 2006". In 2007, and again in 2009 he received two Public Service Awards from the D.A.R. here in Texas. Murray's art can be seen at www.woodizgood.deviantart.com He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Murray Stein - Allen Philharmonic Brochure featuring Strathmore Sculpture Trout Quintet The Allen Philharmonic used a photo of my Strathmore sculpture on the cover of their 2010-2011 concert brochure. Murray, who has a passion for classical music, has created some music-themed sculptures. He contacted Shelley (TSA 2012 president) who in turn forwarded the e-mail to Murray. They want to use the image for the CD cover and in the six page booklet which accompanies the CD. Two years ago the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra honored Murray by putting the same image on the cover of the 2010-2911 Program Brochure. Murray said, "It's exciting to think of the image of my sculpture being on a Dutch CD. Murray Stein - The Trout Den Haag Murray Stein Murray Stein Murray Stein
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Murray Stein, Retired Engineer turned wood sculptor
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