January 16, 2008 Foundry Manager, Jim Hornberger puts the finishing touches on a Special Assembly bronze chandelier. The piece, prepared for a client based in Los Angeles, originates from the foundry at Cosanti, where it was likely poured and assembled in the late 1960s. For the restoration, Hornberger gave the chandelier a modern twist by using bells created at Arcosanti, effectively including more recent foundry artists in the new version. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt] The piece, when it arrived in August, with the majority of the chain links attached and the electrical components in … sad disarray. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt] Here it hangs. Amidst another day’s work by two foundry staff, Gabriel Hendrix (l) and Nile Fahmy (r). At present the piece waits for departure from beneath the canopies of the Arcosanti Foundry. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt]
Categories: Rendon News 16Jan Rendon gets gavel for House tourism committee State Rep. Bruce Rendon will chair the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, as well as be vice chair for the Natural Resources Committee, in the 2015-16 Michigan Legislature.“Northern Michigan’s unbeatable natural resources are the heart of our state’s recreation and tourism opportunities and pushing the Pure Michigan experience at home and abroad will make the Great Lakes State even greater,” said Rendon, R-Lake City. “I thank Speaker Cotter and my colleagues for entrusting me with this awesome responsibility and I look forward to working on these issues that are so important to our area and the entire state of Michigan.”Rendon’s other assignments include the House Agriculture Committee and the committee for Commerce and Trade.House committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether the full House should take up the bills. Committee chairs decide when bills are heard, run the committee meetings and organize informational hearings to help lawmakers and the public understand important issues.