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  • Many years ago (in a kingdom by the sea ) a handsome, Hungarian prince gave a gift of half a VW beetle to a group of artists.
    The artists accepted the VW beetle gratefully and it multiplied and flew many places.
    This was 1999.
    To start with:
    300 black and white copies of the photo of the Beetle were made and passed out to 4 New Jersey schools to be colored.
    267 colorings came back...not all by children.
    The VW Beetle had stimulated the growth of a tributary project:
    "The Traveling Magnetic Show".
    For the next two years all the colorings were turned into magnetic pieces and rode around on the fire engine red VaL Van, surprising people at traffic lights and curves in the road!
    LOOK Mom! There's the traveling magnetic show..there's my piece!!!!
    That's what I wanted. That made my day!

    It did'nt end there.
    The natural place for small magnetic art pieces to go is the refrigerator door!
    A search ensued !
    Many were found! Rapidly!
    These refrigerator doors plus VW magnets were brought to Lincoln Center's Cork Gallery, NYC.
    On a short wall were the doors plus magnets.
    On a long wall
    The HUBcap show!

    Everything was connected!
    The Traveling Magnetic Show and The HUB with Magnetic Connections was about work that literally stuck together.
    Simplifying all this is a challenge.
    Living it was a blast!

    flyingbeetle.us
    www.valweb.org
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