This video and topic was made with the support of the Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Emdowments through the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant and Residency hosted by the Pittsburgh Glass Center. A portion of this grant was used to purchase the 3D printer and materials used to print the object shown that will help with developing and finsih my sculptures and programming at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
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New York may not be the city of lights but it has been home to over 100,000 neon signs over the years. Although only a handful of these historic signs remain, the art of neon is still alive in Tribeca at Let There Be Neon, one of the city's last remaining neon craftsmen shops. Technology may change the standard for signage but neon has made a resurgence with artists, designers, and brands all gravitating towards this nostalgic light. Host Annamaria Stewart meets up Jeff Friedman, the owner of Let There Be Neon, who much like NYC is no stranger to neon signs.
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Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.