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All the latest information about the Big Easel.

 

An update from Cameron

Cameron's thoughts on the big easel

12/12/2012

written by: Cameron Cross

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Newspaper Articles

The Big Easel: The Wall Breakers

6/21/2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based artist Cameron Cross's project "The Big Easel" consists of a series of steel easels measuring 25 meters (80 feet high) and weighing 17,000 kilograms (45,000 pounds aka 22.5 tons!).

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Brushing Out Poverty
International artist
4/11/2011

Winnipeg artist and art educator Cameron Cross admits he s involved in numerous projects because he has a short attention span.

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Van Gogh to the Max
Written by: Susan White - The San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego, California, USA
6/18/2007

The 37th day of our six-week trip across America turned out to be a day of nonstop beauty.

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Imagine...
Written by: Christine Kloostra - American Style Magazine, USA, International
2/1/2007

Canadian artist Cameron Cross thinks big....

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Brightly Blazing Again
Written By: Neil Hickey - The Courier Mail , Brisbane, Australia, National
6/30/2006

AFTER slaving for more than a month to paint a 10m long replica of one of Vincent van Gogh's most revered paintings, Canadian artist Cameron Cross omitted one small detail - his signature.

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59 Jaw Dropping Attractions
Written by: David LaHuta - Frommers Budget Travel Magazine - International
10/1/2004

Part of an ongoing venture to reproduce all seven of Van Gogh's sunflower paintings......

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Writers Picks
Written by: Elizabeth Heather, New York Arts Magazine - International
4/1/2004

This project is extremely innovative................

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GREAT GALLERY ON THE PLAINS
Written by: Rhonda Chriss Lokeman, The Kansas City Star, Kansas, MO., USA
8/17/2003

A giant-sized van Gogh reproduction rises from the Kansas
prairie

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A huge Vincent van Gogh reproduction is on display in Goodland, the "Sunflower Capital of Kansas"
Written by: Mike Berry The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas
6/20/2001

It's probably a safe bet that Vincent van Gogh never heard of Goodland, Kansas. But......

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Artist Calls Upon Van Gogh's vision of Sunflowers
Written by: John Milburn - The Associated Press - International
11/24/2000

A larger, brighter sunflower is preparing to sprout on the Kansas plains.......

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Waiting for Van Gogh; Goodland leaders hope art attracts I-70 travelers
Written by: Tim Unruh, The Salina Journal - Kansas, USA
2/13/2000

Goodland - A Canadian painter plans a giant splash of color for these High Plains, reproducing a work of world-famous artist Vincent van Gogh.

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Canada 'Sunflower Capital' Has Another Claim to Fame
The Sunflower - USA National Magazine
1/1/1999

The "Sunflower Capital of Canada" now lays claim to another title: home of the world's tallest painting on an easel.

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Reference Letters and Awards

Recommendation from Ford Bell - president of the American Museum Association

6/1/2012

The American Association of Museums ("AAM") is a national body that regulates, promotes, and actively provides leadership for museums and arts organizations in their capacity as places of lifelong learning and inspiration.

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Yahoo Pick of the Day!
The Big Easel site is picked as Yahoo's site of the day.
4/28/2005

www.thebigeasel.com is picked by Yahoo as "Site of the Day" for April 28, 2005.

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A recommendation from the director of The Van Gogh Museum
John Leighton - Director of The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
1/22/2002

Mr. Cross's artwork is both a dramatic new creation and a monumental tribute to Van Gogh and his achievement. 'the easel' stands not just for Van Gogh but in a way as a landmark for The Netherlands.

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The Van Gogh Project wins International award
From The Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade
8/15/2000

On behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, I am happy to endorse the international Van Gogh Project.

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A message from the Mayor of Emerald, Australia
From The Office of The Mayor
8/14/2000

Cameron has developed one of the most exciting and inventive tourism project ideas focused on developing tourism and economic development.

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Letter from the President of the Altona Chamber of Commerce
Remarks from the first easel location
8/13/2000

"Mr. Cross presented his initial concept of a giant painting on an easel to the Altona & District Chamber of Commerce in March of 1997.

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Letter from The Executive Director - Goodland, Kansas Chamber of Commerce
The future site of the third easel
2/15/2000

This project will result in attracting national, regional and international travelers into the community. More than six million people travel past Goodland, Kansas annually."""

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