Friday, March 24, 2017

our neighborhood sculptor, children's book author & landscaper Tom Noll at 2017 ARTOMATIC Show in Crystal City, VA - 03-24-2017 through 05-06-2017

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Subject: Our Neighborhood Sculptor, Children's Book Author & Landscaper Tom Noll at 2017 ARTOMATIC Show in Crystal City, VA - March 24 through May 6
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Our Neighbor, Landscape Artist with the Awesome White Bicycle Fence Art Installation (that he decorates during certain Holidays for us & visitors to enjoy), Children Book Writer and Sculptor Tom Noll  is participating with other awesome & talented Artists & Performers at the 2017 Artomatic in Crystal City. His room with display is on the 4th Floor.
March 24 through May 6                                                                                

NO admission fees and there are bars and food stands - ample free parking at all garages on weekend!

Stop by and visit - All 7 floors are indeed a delight for the eyes and senses.  Your, your family and friends can make it a delightful half day or evening out! 

Tom Noll - The Sculptor

Is a self-taught sculptor, who enjoys working with rebar, sandstone and wood to create unique and decorative pieces that can be enjoyed outside in a garden setting, inside the home or office building.       

His sculptures offer rich possibilities, as they can be enjoyed in their natural state when they rust, or painted in rainbow colors. You can also reposition, restack, move or swing the pieces of these sculptures around into the shapes or looks that inspire and move you.        

Tom is also known both for his famous Recycled Bicycle Fence when he lived in Manassas, VA and the one in the Bloomingdale neighborhood (Rhode Island Ave & First Street NW) in WDC, which he decorates for major holidays. These bicycle fences were the inspiration for his recently published children’s book series: “Trash to Treasure”- Recycling Creatively with L.T. * “The Bicycle Fence”. This first book won the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for Children’s Picture Book.        

Margery Goldberg of Zenith Gallery discovered Tom’s Garden Sculptures at the 2012 WDC Artomatic Show and now represents him. 

Born in Sommerset, Ohio, Tom is also a landscape designer, who believes in using sculptures among the garden settings that he creates.,%20Tom/Noll,%20Tom.htm
Zenith Gallery 1429 Iris Street, NW Washington, DC 20012 202-783-2963 Member Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington

TOM NOLL- The Author:  

Washington, DC  award winning children’s book author Tom Noll’s "Trash to Treasure" Series * Recycling Creatively with L.T. with its books "The Bicycle Fence" & "Selling Eggs" that were written to empower, educate and inspire young readers to recycle and go green in ways that are creative, practical and fun. The books help kids understand that everyday tasks like rethinking what to do with discarded things, reducing waste, reusing and repurposing things around their homes can have a positive impact on our environment and lives.

Both books in his Series are Gold Mom’s Choice Award® Winners for Children’s Picture Books. His"Selling Eggs" book won the 2016- Benjamin Franklin Silver Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

Tom is a native of Somerset, Ohio and is an artist, sculptor, landscape designer, recycler and advocate for going green. 

* He is well known in the WDC metro area for his popular and imaginative White Bicycle Fence Art Installation at the Heart of Bloomingdale Park (Corners of Rhode Island Avenue/1st Street NW) which he decorated for major holidays and becomes a tourist photo site. Currently there are 4 "Bicycle Fences"; Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA; Upper Marlboro, MD and Somerset, OH. Author has a 1950’s Recycled Rainbow Truck and White Bicycle.

Tom has been featured at Book Expo America (BEA), American Librarian Association (ALA) Conventions, and Green Festival and has been a popular featured reader at multiple events all over Mid Atlantic area. He is a requested author for visits to primary schools, local libraries, local book festivals and special events for his storytelling abilities when doing readings and signings of his books and for his interactive puppet show with a Q&A afterwards.


*Both books are Gold Mom’s Choice Award® Winners for Children’s Picture Books!       

L.T. has become THE NEW RECYCLING HERO! The series about his adventures in recycling creatively; with its colorful, whimsical illustrations, nostalgic look and inspiring messages will remind us all that We Still Need to Recycle, Go Green, Be Environmentally Friendly and Help Save Our Planet for our future generations. L.T. will inspire and empower young ones; by helping them to understand that everyday tasks like reducing waste, reusing, repurposing things and recycling, has a real positive effect in our lives and in the world.                                      

This educational series is non-fiction; as it is based on events from the author’s own childhood. It will inspire young readers to rethink, reinvent, recreate, reuse and recycle in ways that are both practical and fun!                                                    


“The Bicycle Fence”                                                                                                          

 Little Tommy is not so little any more. He has outgrown his shoes, clothes and bicycle all in one summer! L.T. (as he is now called) longs for a brand new bike, but when his father builds him one from recycled junkyard parts, L.T. is embarrassed to ride it to school. Can he come up with a creative idea that not only gives him a good-as-new bike, but also provides a new fence for his yard… and helps save the planet in the process?

 “Selling Eggs” 

 L.T. is excited about the chickens his family has ordered. He can’t wait to start selling eggs for pocket money! But when twelve fuzzy colorful and extremely noisy chicks arrive, it’s clear that any pocket money will have to wait. Can L.T. use his creative recycling ideas to house and care for the chicks, and when the time comes, transport their eggs to town?

 Book are great looking and have a great feel to them in hardcover 11 x 8 1/2 books on 100% Recycled Paper, Soy Ink and Super Matte Non-Scuff Cover. Printed educational end sheets.  Ages 4-10. Price: $17.99
Preview Books:

 Distribution: MidPoint Trade Books, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, FollettLibraryServices, 

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