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MetalFusion original artworks by A.D. Cook

MetalFusion Flashback!

2007 Private Collection Pieces My MetalFusion™ artworks were a blast to create! Each was an original mixed media blend of my blended photography, metalwork, and art. My MetalFusion™ originals began …

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Happy Launch Day 2022 - live since 1996

26 Years Ago Today — Live Since 1996 Celebrating Another Year Online! Today, we’re celebrating’s 26th birthday (launch day). Officially launched on October 23rd, 1996, the website has always been about …

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Bonsai Tree in Contemporary Home

Pruning The Bonsai

Of Websites and Bonsais Sometimes, when chatting with my fellow web designers about developing and growing a website, I reference the process to a bonsai tree. Before I get too …

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Celebrating 500 Posts Posts & Articles on

The Big Five Oh Oh!

Celebrating 500 Posts & Articles, So Far… This post celebrates five hundred observations and stories of art, love, Las Vegas, and beyond on the website. Version One of the …

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Resource Links for Artists and Designers

Resources For All

We’re Not Magicians What artists and designers create is magic, but there are no secrets to accessing knowledge and growing our creative bag of tricks. Today, more than ever, online …

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Search Engine Optimization

Search Me

Easier Than Ever Search Popular Keywords Categories Total Results No Record Found View All Results With the new Advanced Search feature, it’s easier than ever to search the website. …

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Pinterest Community Standards Violation 09/06/22

Dist By Pinterest

When It Comes To A Great Idea, You Know It When You See It The above headline is Pinterest’s tagline. But, of course, I would not have even known that …

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UNDER PRESSURE © 2021 David J. Wagner, L.L.C

Under Pressure Update

UNDER PRESSURE – PAINTING WITH AIR A Survey of Contemporary Airbrush Realism Check out these great pics forwarded from David Wagner During Spring Break of 2018, museum curator Dr. David …

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Kayla Blakeslee, Brandon J. Anderson, John Kruse at ACD Auto Museum 2022

Worldwide Auctioneers at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Destination Auburn 2022 Worldwide Auctioneers recently visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and interviewed museum Executive Director & CEO Brandon Anderson. Watch the video below for a fantastic overview of …

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Nirvana by A.D. Cook

2012 Flashback

Oh, How Time Flies… It seems like 2012 was just yesterday, and our concern de jour was whether the Mayan calendar foretells the end of it all. Twenty-twelve was a …

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Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Tour mural by A.D. Cook for Hollywood Video

Viva Las Vegas!

Elvis ’68 Comeback Special – 1991, 9-1/2 ft. tall x 13 ft., acrylic on canvas The Impact Of Some Events Lasts A Long Time Do you remember where you were 45 …

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Steve Soffa

Steve Soffa at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

See His New Art, Watches, and Jewelry in Deadwood With time running down to the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Master Artisan Steve Soffa is ready to share his new limited-edition artworks, …

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A.D. Cook Interviewed by WPTA21 at1 at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum - 06/16/22

My Lustrous Evening in Auburn

The Luster Exhibition at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum June 16th, 2022 interview with Daniel Beals with ABC News WPTA21 NOTE The interview video below was recorded from the …

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21Country: 'LUSTER" art exhibit showcases realism, hyperealism paintings of classic cars and motorcycles

21Country: ‘LUSTER’ Art Exhibit Showcases Realism, Hyperrealism Paintings of Classic Cars and Motorcycles

ABC News WPTA21 Fort Wayne, IN The Luster Collection is on Exhibit through January 15th, 2023 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum What an amazing honor it is to …

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LUSTER Exhibit at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum featuring A.D. Cook Motorcycle Art

New Pix of Luster Exhibit at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Art Exhibit June 1st, 2022 through January 15, 2023 Today, June 1st, 2022, marks the opening of the Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings exhibit at the Auburn …

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