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||Ric Williams (left) teaches at the Glendale Community
College, and in January, 2000, we enjoyed his talk on "Regan and the
USSR." GCC President Tom Redmond is presenting Ric with our
certificate of appreciation.
||In May of 2000, John Forrey (right) fascinated us with tales
of treasure and the mysteries of metal detecting. John is active in
numismatic and metal detecting clubs, and has amassed a huge amount of
found artifacts, jewelry, coins, and other objects of interest. Tom is
again expressing our appreciation to John.
||Internationally acclaimed coin designer and medallic
sculptor, winner of many prestigious awards and commissions, Alexander
Shagin (left), from Leningrad, graduated from Vera Mukhina Art School and
worked as sculptor-engraver for the Leningrad Mint before coming to the
United States. Since the 1980's he has resided and worked in the Los
Angeles area as a free-lance artist pursuing a successful career in the
field of numismatic arts creating coins and medals dedicated to
significant events and outstanding individuals. His work has been included
in numerous exhibitions and permanent collections at galleries, museums,
etc., and he has developed an extensive portfolio of medallic sculptures
and bas reliefs. Joe Purnell (right) was obviously pleased with Alex's
talk at the June, 2000 meeting.
||Alex is pictured with Dorsille Fritcher, one of his most
appreciative fans. Dorsille has collected quite a few examples of Alex's
work, and here is pictured with a signed number one copy of a limited run
of 200 medallic sculptures.
||Alex was busy posing for pictures that night! Here he's
pictured along with Sonia Keshishyan (center) flanked by niece twins
Carina and Marina, as well as Sonia's son Greg on the right.
||GCC Member Dr. Walter Ostromecki (right) is being presented
with a Certificate of Appreciation by Club VP Tom Redmond (left). Walt is
also a big wig in the ANA scene in California and is a tireless giver of
numismatic lore and lectures. His talk on the new 50 State Quarters
program was fascinating.
||Here Walt is sharing the excitement of thousands of the new
quarters with some of the club's younger members (Kim Klein and brother
Ryan Ballard.) Wow! What a pile of flashy coins!
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