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[Nail] Art Appreciation

Nail artist Dawn Minton has her works of art showcased in her county's public library.

Dawn Minton’s high school art teacher was moved by her most recent art display — and so were her nail clients. The nail tech at A New Beginning Salon & Spa in Rensselaer, Ind., had a collection of her art, including a vast array of her nail art designs, showcased in a display case at the Rensselaer Branch of the Jasper County Public Library.

Featured were nail art replicas of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Head of a Young Woman with Tousled Hair” (which won NAILS’ Mini Masterpiece Contest in 2007) and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” plus nail art renditions of Napoleon Bonaparte on a horse, Rusty Wallace’s NASCAR vehicle (which she borrowed back from a salon client-NASCAR fan), and Halloween and Christmas designs. Also a nod to her nail tech skills, the display showcased a pair of flip flops adorned with acrylic paint and sealed with top coat, three necklaces made out of UV gel, a copy of NAILS Magazine, and detail brushes to give viewers an idea of how Minton created art on so small of a scale.

The art was on display during the month of November. “I’m just tickled that people were able to see and appreciate my designs,” Minton says.

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