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Pleasanton artist hits the nail on the head

Original post made on Jan 9, 2015

Artist Gary Winter credits the old Kolln Hardware building on Main Street and Division for the idea that brought him fame in Pleasanton: creating miniature wooden replicas of its historic buildings.

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Posted by Deborah
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

Deborah is a registered user.

What a great article. I've often watched Gary at work in his wood/metal shop at the back of Richert's and am fascinated by what he does, and how his ideas come to him. What an inspiration he is- I hope today's kids will read this and take note that great ideas come from daydreaming, which is such a lost art in today's high-tech society, where every free second of a person's day is spent with their head buried in a mobile device, instead of just lost in thought.

Posted by Dave C
a resident of Old Towne
on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

Great article Dolores. I remember being one one of the early adopters of Zwirl Balls. Great toy for the boat or the pool! Thanks Gary!

Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

Hey there :) Love your work and uniqueness of the Nail Art ~ It would make a cool exhibit at the Harrington Gallery ~ Looking forward to seeing what "2015 Creative Outbursts" will bring ~ See you around town my friend ~

Posted by Cletus the Petus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

Gary is such a fascinating person to talk to; and his knowledge of Pleasanton's history and how he incorporates that into art is a treasure. Gary told me about his work displayed at the Reagan Library, and it was a neat experience to see it during our visit to the Library last year.

Posted by Robert Juniper
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 10, 2015 at 8:39 am

If you are a minimalist I'd guess you'd like his art.

Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

@Robert Juniper…

There are a lot of different styles in Art and most Artists create in a variety of styles depending on the medium. Gary's replica buildings and nail art are not Minimalistic styles. Perhaps you are speaking of some of the 2x4 wood sculptures…? The Motorcycle wood sculpture is amazing and not in a Minimalistic style at all ~ Not that there is anything wrong with minimalism ;)

Posted by Linda Krafty
a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:42 am

I have a piece of Gary's work that I bought several years ago and I treasure it. It is a signed wood painting of the Pleasanton sign downtown.

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