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The Animals Are Looking Good! - October 2012


Local Artist Sandy Gustafson
Local artist, Sandy Gustafson, applies a protective coating to the giraffe.  

The final six animals received a painting touch up and protective finish in late October.  Over the past several years all of the animals, as well as the two chariots, have had all of the scratches covered, the high touch areas protected and a shiny protective finish applied.  With the final six being completed this fall, minimal touch-up to all the figures will be much easier to keep up on and those needs can be met annually.  As the budget allows, Sandy will move on to working on the structural part of the Carousel (the over head crown and the core that surrounds the inner workings).  Over the years, Sandy has talked with Carousel Works, the original maker of this Carousel to discuss painting techniques and how to best protect this work of art.  Carousel works continues to provide the paints and all technical support that is needed.

Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude

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