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    Cranston becomes official artist of SC

    http://fskating.com/2013/02/toller-c...te-canada.html

    Olympic bronze medalist, and five-time Canadian champion Toller Cranston has been named the Official Artist of Skate Canada. The two-year partnership is a first for both the organization and the artist.
    As the Official Artist of Skate Canada, Cranston created a signature poster for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 11-17, where he will have a featured exhibition. His artwork can be viewed online and will be available at the world championships in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    My first reaction was "he's already an artist, he doesn't need it to be made official"! But I see he's been named Skate Canada's official artist. Nice, and I'm glad he can bring his talents as an artist to the world of skating, where he also excelled.

    Perhaps the thread title could be edited to reflect that he is working with SC?

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    The title is supposed to be Toller Cranston Becomes Official Artist Of Skate Canada as I pasted it from the article title. I didn't realize it was not complete. We need the admin to correct it now.

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    Always glad to see some Toller love

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    I love the poster and plan to get itin London! I have two of Toller's works and treasure them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    The title is supposed to be Toller Cranston Becomes Official Artist Of Skate Canada as I pasted it from the article title. I didn't realize it was not complete. We need the admin to correct it now.
    There is a new limit in place on the number of characters allowed in a GS thread title. After that, the title is just truncated. The reason is so that everything displays properly on the min page. Sometimes one must be clever in squeezing in the full intent of the title in the designated field.
    Last edited by Mathman; 02-15-2013 at 03:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrufflet View Post
    I love the poster and plan to get itin London! I have two of Toller's works and treasure them.
    I'll try to find the poster to view it. I've seen pictures of Toller's paintings and have liked them very much. Besides, I just love Toller. What a splendid skater, both as an amateur and as a pro, and a great pathfinder for men's skating.

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    Olympia, you can see Cranston's poster here:

    Last edited by golden411; 02-15-2013 at 06:52 PM.

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    Thanks, Golden! What a delightful picture.

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    That's Tessa and Scott, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    That's Tessa and Scott, right?
    Neat! Hadn't thought of that! Makes it even better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrufflet View Post
    Neat! Hadn't thought of that! Makes it even better!
    Holy cannoli! I never even thought of that. Splendid.

    I have no knowledge of Cranston's influences and interests, but the fact that he lives in Mexico seems to be reflected in the colors and the flowing outfits, but I also see hints of Russian art like Palekh ware in there. Does anyone know anything about his style?

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    Now this is interesting news about one of the most unique men to ever skate, imho. I love his work. I've seeen other photos and I'd buy if I had the dough. He's fabulous. The real deal then and now.

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    He has done several other works like this with the couple in a different position.
    http://www.lifeskate.com/photos/unca...r_cranston.jpg


    I always reminded of Russian Matryoshka dolls when I see his works with people in them.
    Last edited by Icey; 02-16-2013 at 09:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Holy cannoli! I never even thought of that. Splendid.

    I have no knowledge of Cranston's influences and interests, but the fact that he lives in Mexico seems to be reflected in the colors and the flowing outfits, but I also see hints of Russian art like Palekh ware in there. Does anyone know anything about his style?
    He's certainly done a lot of work influenced byhis Mexican surroundings and he always said he wanted to be like Nureyev while other skaters wanted to be rock stars. I have a really good story about meeting Toller which I will send you when I get a chance.

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