Renaissance Man Holiday Jam 2017

Friday December 15th from 5:30 to Midnight
2203 N Pace blvd

 

This will be the do not miss event of the season!
Metal art, three screens projecting my crazy Art movie, a huge freestyle jam session, face painting, portrait illustration, photo booth, fire dancing and door prizes. Please come, be festive and have the time of your life!
Be a part of the art!

Any contribution you can add is encouraged and greatly appreciated! Bring your painting stuff do a dance, wear costume, join the jam, bring food or drinks anything to add to the fun!

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Stadium Desk

In light of the CFP Championship that ended with Clemson’s victory over Alabama, 35-31 (yes, we were on the edge of our seats too!). We think it’s the perfect time to share our Stadium Desk with you! We were contacted by Mike in November of 2016.  He had a special project he needed our help on and we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of such an unique piece. He had wood from the original Clemson Stadium! Mike was Clemson Alumni and he was lucky enough to be leaving college as they were replacing the original cedar wood stadium seating with aluminum, just in time to leave with some of the cedar wood.

The original Clemson Memorial Stadium was built in 1941-1942 to meet the demand of new found fans that were flocking to Frank Howard Field to watch the Fighting Tigers in action. Against the judgment of late coach Jess Neely, Clemson decided to go through with building their new stadium to seat 20,500 fans. In 1942, I would imagine they’d never dream of needing more seating.  However, by 1958 they were expanding again and by 1972 they were switching out their cedar wood bleachers with aluminum.

Mike was able to snag some beautiful pieces of wood and originally used them to build a Trestle Table which was in use just before his move to Pensacola in 2016. He knew he wanted to use the wood for something just right and when he settled in Pensacola, he knew he needed a desk. Thankfully, that’s where Renaissance Man Inc came in!

Kevin got right to work on designing a functional desk for Mike that held a lot of sentimental value.  With a few meeting of the minds, Kevin and Cleland got right to work and between Kevin’s way with metal and Cleland’s extensive cabinetry knowledge they created a timeless piece that many will admire for years to come.

As I touched the smooth wood and thought of all the memories it held, I couldn’t help but wonder what came of the other Cedar wood? I hope it found a great new purpose like Mike’s.

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Finishing out 2016 with a bang!

On the coldest night of the year we hosted our Annual Christmas Bash and don’t you know, it was the best ever! The fires were going and the music was jammin, oyster shells littered the table close by our Mother Shucker, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzRqYLS2xcg, don’t back up or you’ll run into our human sized pot of gumbo! Oh, the people…they danced and sang and stood in line for the kegerator.  We got to see some of our closest friends, family and great customers! The best part? We made many new friends! 

The Christmas presents! How could we forget? Along with clients purchasing our Mother Shucker and original Renaissance Man ornaments, we also got to fabricate some great gifts. Like this bad mama jama of a grill that we know will outlast all of us. Seriously guys, the great great great grand kids will be grillin’ their hybrid tofu burgers on this thing. 

Now for 2017! We know this will be a blessed year for all of us! Here at Renaissance Man Inc, we’re ready to conquer it!

 

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Taco Agave Sculpture

Allow us to introduce our second sculpture for the World of Beer establishment! This aluminum agave sculpture will reside in World of Beer’s newest concept – Taco Agave, which is scheduled to open soon.

After being commissioned for the World of Beer patio railing, the drink rails at Casino Beach Bar and the Blend sculpture, we were extremely excited to work on this project.

 

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Temple Beth El Sees A Brighter Future

Sconce Close Up

Temple Beth El, at 800 N. Palafox Street was founded in 1876, making it the first Reform Jewish congregation in the state of Florida

Their recent renovation projects included updating some of the light fixtures within the temple itself.  This pair of bronze beauties were crafted by our amazing crew from plasma-cut plates, then hand finished and feature custom cutouts and lightly frosted glass.  The glow emanating from these sconces is a perfect addition to the temple sanctuary.

Bronze Sconces

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Spring Restoration on Moreno Street

photo 2 (2)The front entrance to the law offices of JJ Talbott have gotten a bit of a face-lift recently.  The antique steel decorative fencing and gates that border the front of the office at 900 E. Moreno street was in need of a little TLC.   Our fantastic crew did a thorough pressure wash, then applied an overall rust treatment while taking care of some structural repairs to the pickets and posts. That was all topped off with a fresh coat of black enamel paint.  But the crowning glory is the walk gate and the restoration of hand-painted gold medallions and accents.

http://www.talbottlawfirm.com/

If your home or office has vintage metalwork in need of repair and restoration,  please don’t hesitate to call us.

 

 

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Dog years, dog days, dog minutes and seconds. I made a dog clock today?I call it “Dog time”it is for Barktober fest, a benefit for our local Humane Society.  

Hey a dog clock? You might ask what motivated me to make a dog clock? As a business owner and an artist I get asked to donate to all kinds of events. And yes you can ask too, but just be aware at this point there’s no way we can accommodate all of the request. But we will do what we can, and generally we donate something to about 6 to 8 events a year.  It’s all about giving back to the community and trying to help make the world a better place.  So please let me encourage you to do what you can too! Do it ! It feels good to help!

It’s about dog gone time!

 

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LuLu’s Fountain for Youth

After our success last summer in crafting the stunning zinc bar top at Lucy B. Goode eatery in Gulf Shores, AL, we were delighted to be contacted again by Lucy Buffett’s staff to contribute to her latest location, LuLu’s Destin.  A custom designed fountain, cut and assembled by our amazing crew is both fun and eye catching.

Lulu’s Destin is a brand new landing spot for the young and young at heart looking for food, drinks and fun.

LuLusFountain

Taking it’s place of pride on the gorgeous white sand out back, our powder coated aluminum structure is accented with plasma-cut sea creatures and features hand-painted buckets by artist Kat Dameworth.  This addition to LuLu’s play area will provide fun for generations of kids.

Next time you’re in Destin, stop by have have a look at our newest work of art!

http://www.lulubuffett.com/destin/

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We’re in USA Today! Loving Impact 100

Renaissance Man and Impact 100
Photo: Ben Twingley/[email protected]

We never got around to sharing this article about our beloved local Impact 100 (a loosely-knit, female-only philanthropic movement, where thousands of women writing $1,000 checks adds up to millions for communities across the country), whom we were blessed to work with recently welding and installing a handrail in conjunction with the Council On Aging.

Check out this article by Troy Moon, which is published in USA Today.

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