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Welcome to Raleigh, Santa!

by Nate Sheaffer

Installation Sponsors:

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Logo - Blue graphics above black serif text

Happy New Year Raleigh!

by Nate Sheaffer & Glas Neon

Installation Sponsors:

Citrix Logo - Black lowercase sans serif type with inverted "i"

York Properties Logo - Red serif type with black uppercase sans serif type below

Vitale Family Law Logo - Gray and blue sans-serif type

Shooting Stars

by Nate Sheaffer & Glas Neon

Installation Sponsors:

Julia & Frank Daniels, Jr. Endowment Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation Logo - Dark Blue sans-serif type

Booze It And Lose It Logo showing red uppercase type with handcuffs

2020 in the Rearview

by Mary Carter Taub, Nate Sheaffer & Glas Neon

December 30 & 31

Installation Sponsors:

John William Pope Foundation Logo - Red and blue logo with eagle flying at top

Captive Air Logo - Red uppercase sans serif type with white lines going through the type

First Citizens Bank Logo - Red and blue flag with blue serif type to right

Special thanks to Jon McLendon & Collins Structural Consulting, PLLC

The Raleigh Acorn

by David Benson, Nate Sheaffer & Glas Neon

December 30 & 31

Installation Sponsors:

Glenwood Agency Logo - Red "G" graphic and all uppercase dark gray type

Capital Investment Companies Logo - Black serif type with gold government building icon to left

Meet the Makers

Nate Sheaffer working in his studio

Nate Sheaffer

Nate is the father of Glas. His 30+ years as a neon artist has made him dedicated to bolstering the appreciation, knowledge, and manufacturing of American Neon.

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in the late 80’s, Sheaffer was inspired to begin specializing in installations featuring neon lighting. His distinctive style consists of adding colorful neon wording and designs to found objects, sculptures, and canvases.

Mary Carter Taub standing in a field with trees

Mary Carter Taub

Mary Carter Taub is a public artist based in Chapel Hill, N.C. She holds a dual degree MFA and MBA, and 25 years experience making large-scale, site-based artwork. Past projects include free-standing artwork, designs that create purpose of place, public artwork integrated into existing structures, and collaborative artwork built in partnership with community. She has created artwork for Red Hat, TEDx, PTI Airport in Greensboro, Town of Chapel Hill, UNC – Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake Forest University, City of Raleigh, City of Durham, Town of Cary, NC Arts Council, Durham Arts Council, Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, Nashville International Airport in Tennessee, Bay Area Discovery Museum in California, and 92nd Street Y in New York.

Jon McLendon in his shop

Jon McLendon

I’m really into vintage motorsport and have managed to find a career path that allows me to gather the skills I need to make these old things fast. I’m in school getting my aviation maintenance licenses and have worked in various metal fabrication and precision machine shops over the years, I’ve learned I need something with a tangible satisfaction after a day of work so keeping my hands busy is vital.

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