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Going Places
by Tina Manzer

Say it ain’t so, Pearl, said New York City’s artists. But it was. Pearl Paint closed in April. Some said that after 80 years, the six-story art-and-craft-supply mecca in TriBeCa had failed to change with the times. Others felt that its trend toward “less personal, more commercial” was its downfall. One artist told New York Magazine that Pearl Paint “had sucked for more than a decade.”
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Airbrushing's Versatility is Good for Your Business
by Tina Manzer


Sparmax, a 30-year-old company based in Taiwan, manufactures airbrushes and oil-less, maintenance-free air compressors. “They allow creative folks to do what they enjoy most: draw, paint and create on almost any media,” said Cathy Fan, Sparmax Senior Project Manager.
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A Plethora of Palettes
Spring 2008
Palettes are the workhorses of painting. They don’t impact the finished piece the same way brushes, paints and substrates do, but their function is invaluable. Without a palette, how would an artist get color from tube to canvas, or mix them to get that perfect shade of blue? But because their job ... [click here to read more]


Artful Behavior
by Jenn Bergin


What are artists creating with your products?

Large installations

“Stencil artists love our paint because of how fast it dries,” said Meredith Fleisher of Plutonium Paint. “We’re also seeing it used for bigger industrial-art applications such as theatre and movie sets.”

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Perspective
by Kevin Fahy


Varsity Drag

What do Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Don Imus have in common?

If you answered that they are among the most popular, and powerful, figures in American broadcasting, and make tens of millions of dollars a year, you would be correct. You would also be correct if you said that all provide commentary on the news of the day, and wield a good deal of political influence.
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