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66 FRIDAY, JANUARY 24- MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 Cape Gazette Lewes artist Kristen Visbal nated in Italy 16 years ago, uses a recently completed a mid-size robotic arm to carve stiff blocks rendition of the nautical work, of plastic foam in the shape origi- "Goddess of The Sea." The sculp- nally created by the artist. The ture, an eight-year collaboration artist receives the form in blocks for a public sculpture for Myrtle which must be assembled and Beach, S.C was originally the the details and undercuts re- idea of South Carolina business- carved. Then clay is applied to man Buz Plyler. the entire surface, and the detail Visbal submitted her winning is modeled back in. design in 2005 and then began Typically, the digital enlarge- the long campaign to raise funds ment process requires that the for the eventual bronze casting, smaller work be molded and a which included the creation resin or wax cast be made from of Myrtle Beach's own 501c3 the mold. The wax or resin, a organization, The Myrtle Beach harder substance than clay, can Downtown Public Art Initiative. be handled, in order to scan The 6-foot-7-inch composition, every inch of the surface into to be enlarged to either 12 or 15 a computer. The level of detail feet, depicts a mermaid and two wrought from the process is dolphins amidst a swirl of water, directly related to the robotic The composition was designed carving arm used and the cus- for the Gay Dolphin Park, so tomized program cultivated. named in the 1930s. The final The real benefit of digital en- enlarged work is to be unveiled largement is the elimination of late summer 2014. Using ahuman error and the accuracy process called digital enlarge- at which it duplicates the art- ment, the mid-size form was ist's form without the use of enlarged from a 21-inch original model. This process, which origi- Continued on page 67 A robotic arm carves styrofoam form using digital enlargement. A milled and assembled foam ver- sion of "Goddess of the Sea" is cre- ated using digital enlargement. SUBMITTED PHOTOS LEWES ARTIST KRISTEN VISBAL is shown in the studio with the 6-foot' 7-inch mid-size clay model of "Goddess of the Sea." The 12- to 15- foot fi- nal bronze enlargement will be unveiled in Myrtle Beach, S.C in late sum- mer 2014. Steppin' Out )) DEWEY BEACH Jerry's Seafood Restaurant: 108 The Pond: South First Street. South Hammerheads: 1818 Coastal Hwy. Second St. Friday, Jan. 24 - Willowbrook; First Street. Mondays - Pete Wiedrnann, Thursdays - Let's Do Trivia, 8 p.m. Fridays Saturday, Jan. 25 - Copper Sky; Friday, 10 p.m.; Tuesdays - Karaoke at 9 p.m.; '~d Saturdays - DJ music. 227-7325. Jan. 31 - Chris English; Saturday, Feb. 1 - Wednesdays - Open-mike night with BJ Ed Shockley. 645-6611. Muntz at 10 p.m.; Thursdays - Trivia at Woody's Dewey Beach Bar & Grill: 7 p.m. and karaoke at 10 p.m.; Sundays - 1904 Hwy. One. Fridays - DJ Hype; MILTON Lower Case Blues, 10 p.m. 227-2234. Saturdays - DJ Uneek. 302-260-9945. . Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant: 105 Union St. Wednesdays - Open mike night host- Nicola Pizza on the Avenue: 71 ed by 3 C North, 9 p.m. Fridays - Let's Do Rehoboth Ave. Tuesdays - Let's Do Trivia, LLqMr~ Trivia, 8:30 p.m.684-8889. 7:30 p.m. 226-1393. .; Annabella's: 1201 Savannah Road. Fridays Nick Wayne, 6-9 p.m. Sundays - REHOBOTH BEACH . Purple Parrot: 134 Rehoboth Ave. Every Sol Knopf, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 645-1980. Arena's: 149 RehobothAve in the Sunday "[isha Towers' Birdcage Bad Girls; Village by the Sea Mall. Mondays - Let's Friday and Saturday karaoke. 226-1139. Bethany Blues: 18385 Coastal Highway. Do Trivia, 7 p.m.; Fridays - Live music. Wednesdays - Rick Arzt performs acous- 227-1272. tic. Thursdays - Let's Do Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 - Elwood Bishop and Big Chill Surf Cantina: 19406 Coastal No Byscuyts; Saturday, Jan. 25 - Three Highway. Friday, Jan. 24 - Tim Cooney; Sheets; Friday, Jan. 31 - Elwood Bishop Saturday, Jan. 25 - Melissa Alesi; and No Byscuyts. 644-2500. Thursday, Jan. 30 - Chris Steele; Friday, Jan. 31 - Keri Glorioso. 302-727-5568. "-~ray Hare Tavern: Route 24. Sundays - Karaoke with Nancy, 6 p.m. Tuesdays - Pool tournament, 8 p.m. Wednesdays - Sherminator, 7 p.m. Thursdays - The Dug, ;'p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 - Loud Love Band; Saturday, Jan. 25 - Barcode Band. 645- 9911. The Greene Turtle: 17388 N. Village Main Blvd. Fridays - DJ Surf, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 644-6840. Grotto Pizza Grand Slam: 17467 Coastal Hwy. Tuesdays - Let's Do Trivia, 7 p.m. 645-4900 " ~5 Irish Eyes at Anglers: Anglers Road. Fridays - DJ Jammin' Jeff, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 - Ginger Duo; Thursday, Jan. 27 - Big Hat No Cattle. 645-6888. Caf~ Azafran: 18 Baltimore Ave. Thursdays - Holly Lane and John Flynn, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 227-8100. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave. Friday, Jan. 24 - Galaxy Collective; Saturday, Jan. 25 - La Unica; Friday, Jan. 31 - Lower Case Blues; Saturday, Feb. 1 - Little Bird Band; Friday, Feb. 7 - The Jarnie McClean Band; Saturday, Feb. 8 - The Autumn Defense with T. Hardy Morris. 226-BREW. Jake's Seafood: 19178 Coastal Highway. Friday, Jan. 24 - Tony Mowen; Friday, Jan. 31 - Dave Sherman; Friday, Feb. 7 - Nathan Johnson; Friday, Feb. 14 - Melissa Alesi; Friday, Feb. Sol Knopf; Friday, Feb. 28 - Elwood Bishop. 644-7711. Rehoboth Ale House: 15 Wilmington Ave. Rehoboth Beach. Thursday, Jan. 30 - Tyler Greene. 227-2337. Seafood Shack: 42 1/2 Baltimore Ave. Thursdays - Cathy Gorman, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday John Flynn, 7:30-. 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday live music, 8:30 p.m. 227-5881. 1776: Midway Shopping Center. Wednesdays - Cathy Gorman, 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays - Bernard Sweetney, 7-10 p.m. 645-6611, Summer House: 228 Rehoboth Ave. Fridays and Saturdays - DJ JY. 227-3895. Victoria's Restaurant: Boardwalk Plaza, Olive Ave. Fridays - Jeff Irwin on piano, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays - Jeff Irwia on piano and Dr. Bob on bass, 6-10 p.m. 227-0615. I Zogg s: I Wilmington Ave. Wednesdays - D J, 10 p.m. Fridays - Live acoustic music, 10 p.m. Saturdays - D J, 10 p.m. 227-7660. THE DUO OF WILLOW BROOK will perform Friday, Jan. 24 at Jerry's Sea- food on Second Street in Lewes.