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I'm doing a show in St. Louis (Art & Air) on June 4-6 and am wanting to find someone or a company in the area that would rent wall panels for the weekend. I have the mesh walls and don't like them! However, I don't want to invest in buying Pro Panels until I see how they work, etc.

Or, I'd love to hear about other ideas for creating solid wall panels with other materials.

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Larry, what kind (brand?) of hangers did you use?

Larry Berman said:
I've found that using drapery hooks isn't much different than using the Velcro hangers. They both cause the carpet to loosen and stretch at the point of stress. I seem to remember having to wet the carpet so that it would shrink back to normal as it dried. After that I always used hangers that went over the top of the panels, no matter how small the work was. And for the most part, I only hung only my large size keeping the smaller size unframed in bins.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
did I try or do I use?

I tried the same Velcro hangers mentioned previously in the thread. I borrowed a few from a neighbor but didn't like how they made the work lean forward. I stayed with the original ProPanels hangers that went over the top. You can see my booth picture below:

Hmm. That's why I've stuck with attaching velcro to the back of my frames. They're all 12 x 12, lightweight, and the industrial strength is very "sticky". I've hesitated to purchase the over the top hangers, but am thinking I may do so this summer. Thanks.

Larry Berman said:
did I try or do I use?

I tried the same Velcro hangers mentioned previously in the thread. I borrowed a few from a neighbor but didn't like how they made the work lean forward. I stayed with the original ProPanels hangers that went over the top. You can see my booth picture below:

Lisa-
There's not much to tell, they are pretty simple and easy to use, and they don't take up any space. I just saw Larry's comment about them making the work lean forward and pulling at the carpet on the wall, and I have to say I haven't had any of those problems. Maybe I am hanging lighter work or spreading the weight out over more hangers? As for the leaning forward, perhaps my combination of tight hanging wires plus those little bumper buttons on the bottom corners of the back of my work are enough to keep it straight. The little hooks on the velcro hangers barely stick out from the wall at all. In any case, they are cheap, so if you get them and don't like them you won't be out much.

Lisa Marie Crisman said:
Hi Genece! I also love my propanels. They look great and are very easy to setup with multiple configurations.
Sheila, can you tell me more about these velcro hangers? I use the drapery hooks, which work fine, but, I'm always interested in other ideas.

Lisa Crisman
www.LeftEarArt.com

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