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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 37, September 16, 2007, Article 18

ARTICLE FEATURES COLORADO ARTISTS RENDAL AND SWENSON'S FIDEM CONGRESS MEDALS

The Times-Call of Longmont, CO published an article Tuesday about
local artists whose work appears in the ANA's FIDEM congress exhibit:

"Two local artistsí medals will be part of the International Medal
Federationís 30th Art Medal World Congress later this month in
Colorado Springs.

"Camille Rendal, an art instructor at Front Range Community Collegeís
Boulder County campus, and student Elaine Swenson are the only Colorado
artists whose medals were accepted for the congress. In all, 31 U.S.
artists will have 66 medals on display at the exhibition, Sept. 19-22
at the American Numismatic Associationís Money Museum in Colorado
Springs.

"Rendal said she wanted to create a medal that symbolized human
intervention following the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and
Rita in 2005 and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

"One of her two bronze medals portrays a hand extending a ladder upward
to a house, symbolizing the 'individual hand helping people resettle
from tragedy,' she said.

"Swenson, who has a degree in graphic design, also had two medals
accepted for the exhibition. One is a bronze cube that symbolizes
peace through a depiction of Christianity and Islamís connections
and a dove of peace with an olive branch.

"'A lot of people donít speak the same language, and using symbolism
gets the message across to different cultures and languages,' she
said of her medals.

"The exhibit will feature about 1,400 medals created by 500 artists
from more than 32 countries."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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