Hardware glitz exhibit is on display at library

Old farmer’s shovels, hoes and pitchforks are currently on display in the Community Room at the Weston Public Library.

But these aren’t just any old farm tools. Artist Arista Baltronis has bedazzled them, turning simple implements into works of art.

The exhibit is called “Hardware on the Rocks,” and is running through Dec. 31.

For her collection, Ms. Baltronis gathered old discarded tools from backyards, tag sales and municipal dumps. She refinished them, removing all dirt, rust, and coatings. She then applied as many as 15 coats of polyurethane to the wood portions of the tools, and decorated them with Swarovski crystals, bringing new life and refinement to the pieces. Turning them from ordinary and mundane into objets d’art.

Some of the pieces have single color tones to them, while others have multicolored glitz and shine. Together they create a dazzling exhibit.

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