|Stop sweep of the 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee www.tennesseetheatre.com/ .|
|This is the magnificent 3/17 Mighty WurliTzer Balaban 2 Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is one of only a few original installations left in the United States.|
The organ was delivered to the theatre in 1928 as part of the Publix series. In 2001, restoration by Ken Chrome of Reno, Nevada was completed. Lyn Larsen carried out the final voicing. The theatre holds a free one hour concert on the first Monday of the month at noon. For more info, click this www.tennesseetheatre.com/
High atop a green mountain knoll, a lonely faerie looks down on the world and sees it troubled by the unrest among humans. She knows it will take strong medicine to set things right. Her powerful magic is not enough. She must summon the spirits of goodness to help her save Mankind and heal the Earth. She kneels down to pray as tears of sorrow roll down her cheeks. Even faires cry...
This artwork is a collaborative effort between two artists. My best friend, Lyvia Bruno, provided the original line art she mnade which can be found here bunnykinsnoda1982.deviantart.c… . This work stands alone without further action, but I was compelled to colour it, being some of the neatest line art I have ever seen.
I downloaded the oroginal image and opened it with Paint Shop Pro 7 as the first layer of a new file. Next, I applied colours with a paint brush and added the stars using tubes as additional layers. I then applied soft blue overhead lights. Finally, I added a buttonized frame in three stages before overlaying the signiture text before merging all the layers into the finished image you see here.
I hope to do more collaboration with Lyvia, for not only is she a wonderful artist, but also a beautiful spiritual companion, who gives me unconditional love of the most rare kind indeed. I can never thank her enough. All I can do is return that unlimited love for all time. Blessings and good karma be.
This is a small sample of the deviations which I have submitted to my Gallery. The collection includes photographs, 3D renders, traditional artwork and literature. They are classified inside folders according to subject matter or theme.
Currently, there are over 3,140 items in the Gallery. If you decide to view them all, be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time. Thanks in advance for looking, faving and commenting. Enjoy.
These are pictures taken by myself and my fellow deviant and great friend from Clearwater, Florida, the illustrious Tom Hoehn, TPO player extraordinaire. The beautiful instrument in these pictures is a magnificent black waterfall console equipped four manual theatre pipe organ built by Rudolph WurliTzer in 1931 at Tanawanda, New York. This huge organ of fourty-seven ranks is installed at the Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes restaurant in Ellenton, Florida www.theatreorgans.com/walnuthi… .
Here we have many pictures of perhaps the finest Theatre Pipe Organ in existance, the J. Tyson Forker Memorial 4/32 Mighty WurliTzer installed at Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida. It was originally installed at the Miami Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.
Restoration and enlargement began in 1994. Designed by Allan Miller and mantained by Norman Arnold for the Manasota Theatre Organ Society www.mtos.us/ , a proud chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society www.atos.org/ , the instrument was dedicated in 2001.
A church is not complete without a massive pipe organ to thrill the congregation and bring them closer to the Makers. Here we have a hybrid classical instrument featuring a Rodgers custom four manual console, 33 ranks of pipework by Wicks, Ruffatti and Robert Morton, and 60 digital ranks by Rodgers. The organ is located at First United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida www.theatreorgans.com/walnuthi… .
This collection of pictures shows off the electronic organs I have had the pleasure of playing. They include classical and cinema intruments as well as synthesizers and virtual organ setups.
There is one among them I truly miss, the Mighty Conn 3/17 analogue electronic theatre organ www.theatreorgans.com/walnuthi… which was with me during my stay in California during 2007-2008.
Also featured is a very large Allen 4/89 American Heritage digital classical organ www.theatreorgans.com/walnuthi… installed at the All Faith Chapel, China Lake Naval Air and Weopons Station, Ridgecrest, California.
These are the most recent additions to my gallery. Feel free to take all the time you want exploring the vast collection of art which I have submitted to dA as well as the the work from the many fellow deviants I have encountered and added to my favourites. I am thanking you in advance.
Here we have a random sampling of favourite artworks chosen for their artistic excellence rather than technical perfection. You can find many different styles of great art within the Favourites Gallery, arranged in folders by topic of interest, including photographs, 3D renders, traditional art and literature. Be sure to visit them all and send each artist a comment. Enjoy!
Viva Bolivia! This wonderful and diverse country in South America is home to many Andean people, aboundant life, and the Charango. It is a place of high snow covered peaks and lush steamy lowland jungle.
This collection of wonderful artwork is only a small part of the vast Favourites Gallery here at the Slow Dog's Place. Please visit the Favourites Gallery to see the entire collection in greater detail.
There are over 11,540 images in the Favourites Gallery, a little bit of something interesting and enjoyable for everyone. If you like them be sure to post a comment or give a fave to the artist.
Many styles of art are chosen from the hundreds of wonderful friends and loyal watchers here on dA, as well as works visited during random browsing sessions.
|Este es el profesional de Jarca Charango de madera hecha por el Torrez Quispe hermanos de El Alto, departamento de La Paz, Bolivia, América del Sur. Tengo la suerte de tenerlo, el resultado de una amistad con mi buen amigo Larry McKiddy. Lo había enviado a Kentucky desde BoliviaMall.com . Estoy eternamente agradecido por su generosidad. Muchas gracias, hermano Larry.|
"We could prevent a lot of unnecessary hatred, strife, and war if everyone in the world could all just understand and have the courage to say, 'My religious beliefs/non-beliefs are my opinions/preferences. They will most likely never be proven/disproven in my lifetime. They may not be the same as yours, but they are no greater, nor lesser than yours.' This would remove a huge source of needless conflict from the world."
The 1,000,000 point donation drive is now open. First to donate and get things started is my fellow TPO enthusiest, David Irwin, from Ashland, Virginia, also known on dA as *Passacaglia28. Thanks, Dave, for getting the ball rolling!
The Slow Dog wants to give back to dA what has been given to him, the pleasure of great art. Loyal patrons and wonderful friends who have enjoyed his art for over six years are owed many thanks. Words are not enough. He must do more.
To that end, a donation pool has been set up to collect a massive amount of dA points, to be given to various deviants as contest prizes and awards of artistic merit. One million points are to be collected before the contests begin. We are talking about major awards and prizes here.
A lofty goal. One million points. Not for my use, instead, to award all my fellow deviants so they can get subscriptions and receive their favourite deviantSTUFF. This is a long term project, so there will be no time limit. However, when the bar hits one million, the contests will begin. Here is a teaser...
Best 3D TPO Render
Best Clothed BBW Render
Best Alien Planetscape
Best Windows Desktop Wallpaper
Best Artistic Nude BBW Photo
And so on...
Prizes and rules to be announced at the start of the contests, which will accept new deviations beginning on each contest start date. Older devs will not qualify.
Thank you in advance for your generous donation. It shows that you too believe in giving back to the community what it has given you. Blessings and good karma be.
Year of the Monkey
Zodiac - Libra
Tennessee Flag Wallpaper by ~ChickenEyes
Although I go by Ranger Ricardo here on dA, I was born Richard Elmer Mogridge of William Edwin Mogridge and Mary Naomi Perkins in Maryville, Tennessee on October 21st, 1956. I grew up in Townsend, Tennessee on the farm known all over Blount County as Fallbranch Hollow. I am primarily of Scottish descent, though the 1/8 Cherokee blood in my veins from my Dad's side of the family dominates my genetics.
The land I grew up in, which is mostly wooded, was originally purchased in 1930 for 10,000 dollars by my grandparents on my father's side, William Frederick Mogridge and Mary Alice Walker, who had relocated there from their previous home in Zainsville, Ohio where my father was born in 1923. Most of my people are from New York.
The beautiful farm is famous for a spring fed waterfall located at the north end of the property where a limestone cliff of 115 feet in height separates the mountains above from the valley below. It is lush woodland that looks like a fantasy scene straight out of a Walt Disney movie.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only three miles east of the farm, now owned by Romulus Myers, Attorney At Law, who purchased the 40 acre tract from the family in 1976 for 100,000 dollars. Today, it is worth over a million.