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  Dalai Lama   2012 His Holiness - The Dalai Lama
       
  Dale Earnhardt   Fantasy Nascar Owner Views Race From Control Tower
       
  Dale Earnhardt   # 3 - "The Intimidator" - Dale Earnhardt
       
  Ray Allen  

3-Point Marksman - Ray Allen

   
  dj3000

 

2011 Derek Jeter - Historical 3000th hit as a New York Yankee with a home run ( Both a first in Yankee history) 7/9/11

  maya moore

 

Maya Moore - All-American - UCONN

 

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Mariano Rivera
The Panama Kid

Portrayed in the stars and color quarters of the Panama Flag

 

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  Multiple National League Cy Young Award Winner - #55 Tim Lincecum known as "The Freak" and  "The Franchise" 

 

2010

Proposal to New York Yankees organization for New Yankee Stadium

Derek Jeter


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  Derek Jeter

 

 

  Mariano Rivera

 

  Mariano Rivera


  Jorge Posada

 

  Andy Pettite


  "A Star Is Born" , 200th Anniversary of P.T. Barnum's birth, July 5th 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut.
mt3

  The Man In The White Suit - Mark Twain



 

100th Anniversary of Mark Twain's death, April 21st 2010

 

 

2009

Merry Yanksters opening day T-Shirt design for April 16,2009 for the new Yankee Stadium

 

  Artist meets arguably the greatest relief pitcher of all-time, Mariano Rivera

 

  The late actor Paul Newman (also of Hungarian heritage) enjoying life beyond the silver screen

 

  2008

Creates partial Silhouette Series of New York Yankees

Derek Jeter


 

  Derek Jeter

 

  Derek Jeter

 

  Babe Ruth


 

  Mickey Mantle

 

  Mariano Rivera

 

  Bernie Williams


  W.T. with Gold Olympic dreams

 

  Miss Jen silouhette for off Broadway show "On The Road"


 

  44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama profile

Puskas press release.

  2007

Seeks sponsor for the creation of a glass mural to honor the late Hungarian soccer great of the 1950's and The Real Madrid legend of the 1960's, Ferenz Puskas, for the people of his father country, Hungary. Puskas is recognized as the greatest Hungarian athlete of the 20th century. The legendary Brazilian footballer Pele was quoted as saying that "Puskas was the best that the football world has ever seen."

The Golden Magyars - (that is Puskas on the far left) - the legendary Hungarian team that reinvented football in the 1950's

 

  2006

Turey family and friends enjoy Hungarian caviar/ Szalonna.



 

  26th Annual Road Trip to Yankee Stadium Opening Day with the Merry Yanksters


 

2005

Makes proposal for the Muhammad Ali mural to the Muhammad Ali Life Center architects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Emmitt Smith mural proposal to the Dallas Cowboys.

 

  2004

After following Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France for years, decides to create a meditation window for cancer patients at the Indiana State University hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana complete with the healing power of lavender vegetation in the background of the mural. This is the hospital that gave Armstrong another chance to go on with his life.

  2003

Enters the World Trade Center Memorial Competition and is chosen with 5001 other
entrees from 14,000 original applicants and is one of the 4993 semi-finalists to the 8 finalists.

 

  Click here for World Trade Center
Proposal (PDF 8MB).

 

  2002

Reaches finals again for Percent in Architecture Program in Ct. for Jackie Robinson Middle School in New Haven, Ct.

 

  2001

Picked as finalist for Percent in Architecture Program in Ct. for Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Ct.


 

 

Proposes John Elway mural to the Denver Broncos organization for the new Invesco Field Stadium.

Is delayed returning to New York City area because of 9/11.

 

  2000

Visits Nepal and the Himalayas with seven close friends.


 

  Creates idea for Matador
and Bull Mural.

 

  1999

Designs Florence Griffith Joyner mural.

 

  Designs Chicago Bulls mural.


 

Design for Mark McGuire - Benny Goodman mural.

 

  1998

Inspired by Yankee World Series victories in recent years, Derek Jeter hits the drawing board.

 

  One of Turey's childhood heroes, Mickey Mantle follows.

 

  1997

Jackie Robinson's 50th anniversary of breaking the racial barrier in professional baseball.

 


 

Turey creates numerous ideas to honor Jackie Robinson.

 

  1996

Creates dual sport images for Sacred Heart University of Fairfield, Ct. William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center Lobby, Percent for Art Commission.

 

 

  With the passing of Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, Turey honors Dead Great with a flurry of potential glass designs.

 

  Jerry Garcia

 

  Jerry Garcia

 

  1995

Lays glass floor to imitate black marble as a study for interior designer Mary Foley representing New York clothing designer Ralph Lauren.

 

  1994

Basketball design for new NBA store in New York City.

 

  1993

Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan design represents flourishing rivalry in crossword puzzle style.

 

  1992
 

Builds sports complex for U.S. Surgical vice-president; basketball court, tennis court  and swimming pool with partner at the time, Jeffrey Winnick.

 

  Tennis Court

 

  Swimming Pool

 

  Turey tests basketball court.

 

  Stern and Magic imitate a Turey mural.


  1991
 

Proposed window treatment for N.Y.C. library of the three great centerfielders in New York in the 1950's, Mantle, Mays and Snider.
 

 

  7-24-4
Mantle, Mays and Snider


  1990
 

Sadaharu Oh design - All-time international baseball home run king.

 

 

  Flamingo stance

 

  1989 to 1984

Induction ceremony, 1989, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Father dies of congestive heart failure on July 4th weekend at the age of 66.

Artist partakes in construction business full-time to help out with family needs as father is ill

  1984

Mother passes away from leukemia on New Years' Day at the tender age of 59.


  1983

Artist has first one man glass show in Fairfield County, Ct. at the Westport Nature Center.

 

  Classical Guitar

 

  One Man Show opening

 

  Live jazz for opening

 

  1982
 

Corporate logos for Corporate Interiors, Styx and Stones and dartboard company.

 

  Styx and Stones

 

  Dartboard

 

  Spanish Steps - Influenced by the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.


  1981
 

Creates Jazz Series with Louis, Glenn and Improvisation among others.

 

  Glenn Miller

 

  Improvisation

 

  Abstract imagery with handblown glass sheets - New England Winter, New England Waterfall and Untitled were probably influenced by Turey's 1978 visit to camp Chihuly, better known today as the Pilchuck International Glass Center.

 

  New England Waterfall

 

  Untitled

 

  1980

Intersection and The Dancers (Pilobolus) were created on a CETA Art Grant for the Westport School system, Westport, Ct. They clearly illustrate Turey's internal struggle  of creating a purely architectural design or a figurative approach. Later, he decides to incorporate the two (grided or abstract backgrounds to his figure murals).

 

  The Dancers (Pilobolus)

 

  Influenced by the Pilobolus mural, Turey creates the Dave Jennings (punter for the New York Giants football team) mural with a dancer like pose.

 

  George was created as a protest to the U.S. economy at this time (Turning Blue With Inflatiion). The face of George gets darker as you go from his throat to the top of his forehead. He is framed in real dollar bills as an emergency credit line for the owner.

 

  Eric Heiden skates to the gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

 

  While finishing this abstract mural which portrays how cutting and biting glass can be, Turey was startled by the announcement over the radio that John Lennon had been shot. Thus the  mural was titled December 8, 1980. Also, check out the likeness of the imagery to the album cover, Season of Glass.

 

  Album cover

 

  1979
 

It is a very busy year. Turey returns from western trip to get to work now that he has defined the path that he wants to take with his glass murals.

Ruptures achilles tendon in an over thirty basketball league and proposes a barter for his operation with the physician.

Begins teaching on a 18 month CETA Art Grant for the Town of Westport, Ct.

 

  Close Up

 

  Decides to do mural of the world's most visible person and athlete, Cassius Clay, aka, Muhammad Ali.

 

  Gets to meet Ali at The New School in New York City. Photo is by friend Bruce Jacoby.

 

  Inspired to do Willie Stargell mural after listening to World Series while working on Muhammad Ali mural.


  1978

Meets construction manager for Westfield Industries on a casual Sunday afternoon of tennis through jewelry designer Judith Wendell of N.Y.C.

Presents design for Trumbull, Ct. mall main entrance to architects, but they already have a preconceived design as Turey finds out later. Turey sacrifices design control to create a 700 sq. ft. glass mural which was one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. at the time. He is aided by the moonlighting of fellow glass artists Richard Nordli, now of Santa Barbara, Ca., and Bo Stein of Denmark. He later titles the piece " Rockets Away"

 

  Exterior daylight view

 

  Exterior daylight view

 

  Interior daytime view

 

 

Exterior nighttime view


 

 

Manages to improvise and recycle existing aluminum Cal-Wall frames for mall mural.

 

 

  Before leaving on cross country journey number three, Turey creates The Barrister as a thank you for attorney Doug Miller for lending him the space to create the corporate logo for Westfield Industries.

 

  Leaves for extended journey across the U.S. to see where his work stands on a national level. While traveling, he receives notice that he has been accepted into a 3 week architectural glass seminar at The Pilchuck Glass Center with the German master Ludwig Schaffrath later that summer.

 

  Meets Susan Stinsmuehlen in Austin, Tx. and she tells him of another glass artist who might be of interest to him, namely, Narcissus Quagliata.

 

  Attends architectural glass seminar at Pilchuck, Washington, just north of Seattle.

 

  Turey in the northwest

 

  Meets Dale Chihuly and other glass artists Paul Marioni and Richard Spaulding.





Watches Muhammad Ali fight on the big screen in casino in Lake Tahoe.

 

  Returns to San Francisco and takes one week seminar based on the human figure as design in glass with Narcissus Quagliata. Turey realizes that he must bridge the gap between architectural works and his autonomous figurative murals.

 

  1977 
 

One of his last attempts at a purely decorative floral design.

 

 

  Creates " Blues To Allah " look alike for Dead Head, fabric wizard and interior designer,  Joan Peters of Vermont.

 

  Joan Peters
  1976

Cathedral repairs were part of Turey's duties while working at Rennaissance Studio in Westport, Ct. for Peter and Tina Green. It is here that he met Bo Stein and Richard Nordli who is credited with taking the cathedral photo. Turey's silhouette is to the right hand side of the window as he descends scaffold to the right(not in picture) . If you look for Turey's boot at the  bottom of the picture and follow the outline up, you will see the artist's silhouette. 
  1975

Struggles to find identity in glass world

 

  1974

His 2nd journey across the U.S. brings Turey to San Francisco. It is here that he is introduced to the wonderful world of colored glass by Diane Delvechio through her dear friend, Donna Montouri. Later he meets glass artist and painter Tom Rodriguez.

 

  1971

After traveling abroad in Europe, Turey is introduced to the art world through the eye of a super 8 movie camera and 35mm camera. He was attending Fairfield University for its masters program in corporate and political communication at this time.
  1970

While backpacking through Europe, Turey meets painter John Soldano and friend Jeff MacLean in Florence, Italy. John proceeds to give Turey a crash art history education while in Florence and later in Rome, Italy.
  1969

Graduates from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, with a B.S. degree in Personnel Mgt. and a minor in Communications

Prominent UD grads in the sports world both past and present are former Pittsburgh Steeler head coach Chuck Knoll, present Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach, Jon Gruden, and ESPN host Dan Patrick.
  1968

A Donnie May led UD basketball team beats Jo-Jo White and Kansas for the N.I.T.  Championship in New York City.
  1967

Highlights at UD were the basketball team beating a Larry Miller led North Carolina team in Dean Smith's first Final Four appearance as a coach. Dayton would later lose to Lew Alcindor and UCLA in the NCAA Finals.
 


  1965 to 1961
 

Attends Jesuit Prep School in Fairfield, Ct. Reflecting back it was quite interesting to have John McLaughlin (of the McLaughlin Report) as an English teacher back when Mr. McLaughlin was a Jesuit.

 

 

 

  Plays football and basketball for four years and his favorite coach was basketball legend, Harry Hyra, the father of actress Meg Ryan.

Accepted at the University of Dayton.

 

  1960 to 1955

Grows up in rural Fairfield, Ct. and switches to new St. Emery's Parochial School. Is outdoors year round playing football, basketball and baseball after being introduced to sports by his uncle John Ray. Frank Gifford and Erich Barnes of the New York Football Giants, Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics basketball team and Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees baseball team were boyhood idols.


 

 

Turey robs hitter of an extra base hit in right center field at Yankee Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 


 

  Turey with the James Dean look
 

Turey and brother Tom hit the sled at  New York Giants summer camp at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

  1954 to 1952
 

Attends St. Stephen's (Patron Saint of Hungary) School for three years.

  1949  
 

Parents move to Fairfield, Ct. from Black Rock which is part of Bridgeport, Ct.


  1947 
 

April 15, Jackie Robinson breaks the racial barrier in Major League Baseball.

 

 

 

  Parents out on the town.

 

  Born July 13, to Helen Ray (Slovenian descent) and Bela Turai (Hungarian descent).

 

  Young Will Turey plays with glass ball.

 

  Will Turey with  sister Maureen and brother Tom


  Trivia Footnote:

Will Turey was born in Bridgeport., Connecticut. and now resides in Bethel, Connecticut.

P.T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut. and resided in Bridgeport., Connecticut.

The P.T. Barnum Museum  is located in Bridgeport, Ct.

 


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