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Thomas Kurt Newport Edit Profile

artist , jeweler , goldsmith

Thomas Kurt Newport, American jeweler, goldsmith, artist. Board member Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council, 1994-1996; chairman, designer, fund raiser Cedar Rapids Olympic Torch Project, 1995-1996. Member International Pyrotechnics Guild.

Background

Newport, Thomas Kurt was born on July 30, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Gerald Ray and Jeanne Lavonne (Swecker) Newport.

Education

Graduate, South Florida School Floral Design, 1972. Bachelor in Special Studies Art and Education, Cornell College, 1977.

Career

Floral designer, Newport's Flowers, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1965-1977; goldsmith, diamond setter, Boyson Jewelery, Cedar Rapids, 1977-1980; goldsmith, Boyson Jewelery, Cedar Rapids, 1982-1991; welding supply salesman, Rockmount Research and Alloy, Denver, 1980-1982; goldsmith, designer, Newport Design, Cedar Rapids, since 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist (sculpture commission) Nevada Middle School sculpture, Iowa, 1995, Cedar Rapids Olympic Torch sculpture, 1996.

Membership

Board member Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council, 1994-1996. Chairman, designer, fund raiser Cedar Rapids Olympic Torch Project, 1995-1996. Member International Pyrotechnics Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: building sculpture (stainless steel), mountain biking, sailing.

Connections

Married Stephanie Lynn Fuller, September 26, 1980. Children: Shelby Beth, Grant Thomas.

father:
Gerald Ray Newport

mother:
Jeanne Lavonne (Swecker) Newport

spouse:
Stephanie Lynn Fuller

children:
Grant Thomas Newport

Shelby Beth Newport