Meet Me                                                                           

                                         Here's Rich hard at work creating "Black Widow 2012"

Rich Ariola is a native New Yorker who moved to Las Vegas in 2004. A master electrician by trade, with an extensive background in high end woodworking, Rich is no stranger to American manufacturing.
He was classically trained in woodworking at Steinway and Sons Pianomakers in New York. Then he went on to become a master electrician with IBEW and semi-retired to Las Vegas in 2004.

Rich took up welding as a hobby in 2008 and fell in love the art of sculpting metal. He regularly exhibits his work at local Las Vegas art shows and galleries. His work is in private collections in New York, Missouri, Las Vegas, and Ft Worth, and was chosen to be  displayed at the very prestigious Venetian Hotel Art Walk in 2012.
Rich received some notoriety after his commissioned sculpture "Tribute to Oppenheim" was featured on the Las Vegas Nightly News. The piece became the premier sculpture in the First Friday LLC Corporate Art Collection.

Most recently, Rich returned from a very successful event in Ft Worth, Texas. He was the featured artist  at ' Rebecca Low Art Gallery' for Spring Gallery Art Night. Currently his work is on display  and available for purchase in Ft Worth at the  'Rebecca Low Gallery', and in Boulder City Nevada in 'The Gallery'.
In June of 2013, Rich is invited for an exclusive exhibition of his art in the Main Room of 'City of The World Art Gallery' in Las Vegas.
Other info worthy of note, Rich won the 'Advancing the  Art of Welding Competition' sponsored by Jackson Welding Corporation in 2012 with his sculpture 'Dragon in Chains 2012'

               "Tribute to Oppenheim 2012"
Commissioned Sculpture for Frist Friday LLC Corporate Art Collection.
The piece was to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the corporation.
Can you see the number ten represented in the  sculpture?

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