CraftsmenOur spotlight on operative men of the craft, whose labor and work embody Masonic principles and virtue
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
Meet this month’s Craftsman
Bro. Ari Roussimoff
“I started seeking Freemasonry symbols; I wanted to paint these symbols, which led me to become a Mason. These were mystical, abstract spiritual forms. I was attracted to the style of cubism, the geometric patterns, and occasionally use squares as the subject of composition to emphasize a subject in my paintings. My Masonic pictures are part of life; Freemasonry is meant to be a guide in life to build a society.”
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Bro. Nathan Davis
Pipemaker, Wood worker
RW Pat Imbimbo
Men and members of the Craft
Call them artisans, do-ers, a master, skilled and talented; we call them Brother. Every month, we will introduce you to a Craftsman and shine light on his small business, labor, and work.
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Melha Shrine of Springfield, MA. Melha #78 was chartered on June 14, 1898. There are a little over 900 members who are active in a wide variety of Clubs and Units within the Shrine. Melha supports the Shriners Hospitals located in Springfield and Boston. They recently relocated and the new Shrine Center is in Agawam, MA.
Next to Masonic Rings and Aprons, the Fez is one of the most identifiable accessories of a Freemason. We are proud to salute Shriners by highlighting member’s Fezzes and the story behind them.
This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.