Where the bear runs now – Hasso Hering


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Where the bear runs now

Written May 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Complete with butterfly on its nose, the bear gallops toward the glass at Smith Glass.

Complete with butterfly on its nose, the bear gallops toward the window at Smith Glass.

Last Wednesday I reported the vignette of a wooden bear belonging to the Albany Carousel being pushed and pulled along Water Avenue. Now here’s the rest of that little slice of Albany life.

As I mentioned last week, I was catching up with the bear platoon on my bike, but by the time I got there they had turned up the driveway to Smith Glass. I wanted to go another way, so I didn’t follow. Well, the company’s Bryan Smith let me know where the bear has found a temporary home.

“On your next trip to your waterfront beat your can see the front of the bear (complete with butterfly perched on its nose) in our showroom window,” Smith told me in a comment I got this morning. “Smith Glass will be doing some of the glass work at the new Carousel building and are thrilled to ‘adopt’ the bear during the process. The Carousel folks told me it is the first animal that was completed for the project.”

Today I took a closer look, and the result is what you see at the top of this piece. (hh)


One response to “Where the bear runs now”

  1. hj.anony1 says:

    Talent abound! From designers, to carvers and painters! Their work is on display. Now is NOT the time to give up on the ARTS!


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