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After they tore down the Famous " Red Barn of Bakersville " I decided to start sculpting it. And so far its been selling pretty well, this one here is No.#4 and like the others before it this too is coming out AWESOME ! That old barn was an Iconic Landmark for Local Artists and Photographers. I snapped 2 pictures of it back in 2009.This of course is WORK IN PROGRESS, but if you want to see some finished work pop in my Gallery or visit my On Line Shop " KOPLERART " on etsy.com ~ Taco Joe Kopler
My first Official T-Shirt that I actually Purchased and Peddled. It was printed by Bob Anzellotti from SPORTSMEN'S OF LITCHFIELD who hooked me up with his Brother Joe, he was selling Silk Screen Equipment and that's when TACO INK was born !
Back in 2000 my friend Rae Anne opened up " TOWNE TAVERN " a little local watering hole that changed owners often but always seemed to keep the customers happy. This was a Pen & Ink Rendering that I did for her when she bought it. Since then there has been two Owners but I should go down and see if they would like to use this as a T-Shirt Idea. I mean after all its already done.
In March of 2010 Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham paid my Art Gallery a visit after a year and a half of being persistent and consistent. He also brought along two of his Staff, assistant Steve Nocera and Secretary Maurette Meyer. As busy as he is I was so glad to have him see what I was all about. So if he can find time to squeeze in a 30 minute visit... what's your excuse !
Seeing that the NORTHSIDE TAVERN was my 2nd Home and TACO INK / My Silk Screen Shop was directly behind it, it made a nice Combination. Especially when I was asked to design the Softball Team's Shirts. I grabbed a FRAZETTA like image and twisted it a bit making it the COOLEST SHIRTS in the league.
Why Do I Care (original) by Kasey Leigh ~ I can't say enough about the TALENT that breeds from my Hometown of Torrington, Connecticut. This is another young inspiring singer that is so focused on her passion... which is to become a PROFESSIONAL POP SINGER. Kasey not only sings but also writes most of her songs. I really admire someone that young that KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE WANTS !!! I wish you the best of luck Kasey and always remember that... " Dreams are Free, so Free your Dreams. " ~ Taco Joe