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AGA Spotlight Gallery Exhibits - January 2014

Ashland Gallery Association January 2014 Exhibits

Ring in the New Year with the Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, January 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery or the Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Most exhibits run throughout the month of January.

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: ashlandgalleries.com

Weisinger’s Family Winery

Bruce Barnes Watercolors

Image of a watercolor painting by Briuce Barnes, part of his show at Weisinger's Winery art gallery in Ashland, Oregon January 2014

Watercolor by Bruce Barnes

BRUCE BARNES combines a love of the outdoors with his painting. He has hiked and painted often in Oregon, California, Canada, and across Europe. His sketchbook, paints, and brushes are always part of his pack.

Late in his career as an engineer, at the urging of an artist friend, Bruce began studying art and watercolor through a U.C. Berkeley weekend extension course. This soon led to an invitation to become a member of the Berkeley Watercolor Society, which built his confidence.

He and fellow-artist/wife Nancy left Berkeley in 1993 to spend a happy decade living near Mount Shasta, California. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 2002, where he paints en plein air with The Artists’ Workshop in Jacksonville, and The Rogue River Artists Group.

Barnes is a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and featured in Ashland Magazine. Dozens of his paintings are now displayed in homes and businesses across the country, with a few in Europe.

More of his paintings may be seen at Gallerie Karon in Ashland. He welcomes commissions to paint private homes and favorite scenes. He may be reached at his Ashland studio at 541-201-1947.

JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Image of a bronze sculpture of a cowgirl from the january 2014 group sculpture show at JEGA Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

“Sheriff,” Bronze sculpture by Lucious M. Upshaw, 
limited edition of 30

Bodacious Contemporary Art

Be prepared for a bodacious mix of contemporary art including: stone sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and outdoor art for your garden.

Current exhibit includes artwork from the following artists:

  • Jason Bueter: metalwork and photography
  • Christopher Dworin, ceramic sculptures
  • Dawn Ferrari: stone sculptures
  • Kristian Royce, digital collages
  • Tej Steiner: ceramic sculptures
  • Lucious Upshaw, bronze sculptures
  • Daniel Verner’s acrylic paintings
  • Wilkins-O’Reily Zinn, bricolage prints
  • J. Ellen Austin: intriguing stone and mixed media sculptures.

JEGA Hours: Tue-Sat at 11-4pm & by appointment.  Open 1st Fridays art walks until 8:00 p.m.  Please contact us for more information: jega4artatgmaildotcom or telephone (541) 488-2474.

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Steven Cornett & Holly Kilpatrick – “Trajectory Series”, a collaboration in printmaking, painting and glass arts

image of a painting by Holly Kilpatrick shown at Illahe Studios and Gallery, Ashland, Oregon January 2014

“Trajectory Series” Holly Kilpatrick

Our first exhibit of the New Year will be a collaborative project, “Trajectory Series” from Holly Kilpatrick and Steven Cornett. Holly, a printmaker/painter layers imagery, texture and color to create rich, dynamic abstract pieces and glass artist.  Steven Cornett produces hand blown lamps, bowls and sculptural forms with impeccable craftsmanship.

HOLLY KILPATRICK is a sculptor, printmaker, and an encaustic artist. Primarily a self-taught artist, she has gleaned instruction over the years from kindred artists who have shared their expertise with her, as well as her own research and experimentations.  While pursuing her own path to formal art education, Holly has become an arts education specialist and advocate. Holly is currently the Coordinator of Education Outreach at the Schneider Museum of Art.

STEVEN CORNETT began working with glass in 1989 at Virginia Commonwealth University.  While there he earned his BFA in glass and ceramics in 1992.  He then attended the MFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology before returning to VCU to receive his MFA in glass in1996.  Steven continued to refine his skills while working for various glass artist including Dale Chihuly, in Seattle,Wa.  He currently creates glass in a small studio in Talent Oregon.

Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on January 3rd, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Ring in the New Year with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Laura Christine Anderson.

Ashland Art Center

Oil Paintings by David Gordon

image of an oil painting by David Gordon, shown at Ashland aRt Center, Ashland, Oregon

Oil painting by David Gordon

“Celebrate that creative process which connects us to the part of our being that is fluid, vivacious, effervescent and unpredictable.” - David Gordon

David Gordon’s expressive paintings show his heightened awareness of color relationships and his freedom of application. His art urges viewers to focus on those experiences that are fresh and beautiful. Visit David in his studio at the top of the stairs above the main level.
Show opens Friday, January 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music.
Live music will be performed by Pat O’Scannell and Sean Connors, traditional Irish music.

Special Show in the Classroom:

Stop motion animation is a very simple medium and one with immense potential! See examples and techniques for stop motion using clay, paper, fabricated puppets and sets, or even found objects. AAC will be offering classes in stop motion in 2014, this show is an opportunity for us to hear from you, to get feedback on what type of learning opportunities you would like to see in this broad and beautiful medium.

Illahe Studios and Gallery November Group Glass Show

With artists Steven Cornett, Evie Ault, Patti Wessman, Terry Cooper Sullivan

 

We are proud to represent such a high level of craftsmanship with the four glass artists that will be featured in this year’s Group Glass Show.   Evie Ault, Steven Cornett, Patti Wessman and Terry Cooper Sullivan skillfully take the craft of glass in unique directions and forms using both hand blowing and fusing techniques.  Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on November 1st from 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Enjoy the crisp autumn evening with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Lincoln Zeve.

"Red Vanilla Bowl" Evie Ault

“Red Vanilla Bowl” by Evie Ault

 

 

EVIE AULT

Over the past 20 years I have been inspired and motivated by all aspects of art glass.  I settled upon the craft of fusing (kilnformed glass) and the various techniques associated with it, such as sandblasting, enameling, pattern bars, mold making, casting and painting.

I’ve been drawn to the strong and colorful designs that are developed in repetitive patterns.  First I start by cutting strips of glass then rearrange the glass into a design.  After fusing the design into a solid piece of glass with the new pattern, I incorporate the various techniques mentioned above and form the final piece of art.

 

 

Blown Glass by Steven Cornett

Blown Glass by Steven Cornett

STEVEN CORNETT

Steven took his first glassblowing class in 1989 with Kent Ipsen, a man known for his life sized lead crystal castings. His interest sparked, Steven entered the glass program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and went on to earn his BFA in glass and ceramics by 1992.   During his undergraduate coursework at VCU, Steven transitioned quickly from student to teacher. He was appointed by the faculty to teach both introductory and then advanced courses. His talents as a glassblower enabled him to land a full-ride scholarship for both his undergraduate work at VCU and a Masters program at Rochester Institute of Technology. While attending R.I.T. from 1993-1994, Steven was once again recognized for his creativity and skill, and was enlisted to teach glassblowing, glass-casting, sand­ casting, cold-working and glass fusion to undergrads. Tom Farbanish, a well-known glass artist trained under Italian Glass Master, Lino Tagliapietra, recruited Steven as a Teacher’s Assistant.  Impressed by Steven’s technical ability, Tom asked Steven to assist on a personal project that was eventually shown in Washington D.C.

In 1994, Steven returned to VCU to finish his coursework, and obtained his M.F.A. in glass by 1996. Steven then headed west to Seattle, and started teaching both beginning and advanced courses at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio. In 1997, he was quickly snapped up by “Team Chihuly,” where he worked on such projects as the Bellagio Hotel installation in Las Vegas; Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon in Paradise Island, Bahamas; Sleeping Lady Retreat in Leavenworth, Washington; and Dale Chihuly’s own personal Pergola Ceiling and Pergola Pool in his Seattle residence. In addition to his full-time work with Chihuly, Inc., Steven also free-lanced for nationally known glass sculptor, Martin Blank. In 1999, Steven was promoted to gaffer (lead artist) for Chihuly’s Portland Press Special Edition” art pieces. He remained in that position for 2 years before moving to Ashland, Oregon to open Gathering Glass Studio where he was owner/ artist until 2005. He currently creates custom work in studios in the Rogue Valley near his home in Ashland, Oregon.

"Tobacco Freeform" Terry Sullivan Cooper

“Tobacco Freeform” by Terry Sullivan Cooper

TERRY COOPER SULLIVAN

I was fascinated the first time I saw glass being blown, well over 20 years ago. I knew then that I would love it and someday work with this molten mistress. The opportunity arose in 2003 when a glass studio, Gathering Glass, opened in Ashland, Oregon. Beginner classes were offered and after the first class I knew that the wait was worth it. I continued classes and learning at Gathering Glass, working for studio time by assisting Steven Cornett and Scott Carlson. In 2007 I converted a garage into a glass studio and have continued to learn and create with Steven. My work has been in the Ashland Art Center, Ashland Artworks, and the Blue Heron in Ashland.

At times I strive to perfect the form and let colors enhance. Flawless shapes are a rare but exhilarating achievement with glass. Sometimes though, it is enough to let the glass create shapes and relationships with light that only glass can achieve.

PATTI WESSMAN

I have always been captivated by patterns and structures in nature.  I once saw a mural that depicted the microscopic and the cosmic showing their similar structures and I loved it.  I will travel far and wide to view rock formations up close, spend hours watching wave patterns in the river or at the coast, and as a gardener observe vein patterns in leaves and rows of vines in fields.

 

Color is my other love.  Having worked for almost 30 years in clay and glazes I have to see the color in my head because what one sees in the raw liquid glaze is not what one gets in the finished pieceI am now working with glass, and what I see is what I get, with the lovely addition of colors melting together to form new yummy treats.

Local Artists Shine at Rogue Gallery for Glass Act Exhibit

glass-act-aib-invitationalExhibit Dates: May 10- June 21, 2013

 

(Medford, OR) – May 1, 2013– Light and color dance and play, casting reflections as the viewer moves around works of art created from glass. In the current exhibit at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, the seductive medium of glass is exhibited in a variety of mediums by 4 very talented local artists.  Glass Act, the latest Main Gallery art exhibition, presents giant hand-blown grape cluster sculptural installations, nature and spirituality-inspired stained glass, colorful kiln-cast forms, and landscapes in layered glass.

 

Glass Act features Rogue Valley glass artists Evie Ault, Darla Baack, Mike Korpa, and Randall Perkins. The exhibition opens Friday, May 10th at 10:00 AM and will be open all day Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12th  during Art In Bloom. A special artists’ reception open to the public and free of charge will take place May 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM during Metro Medford’s Third Friday. All are welcome to see the exhibition during these special events and during the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s open hours, Tuesdays- Fridays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 – 3:00PM. Randall Perkins will be offering a special artist’s tour on Saturday, May 11th at 3:00PM. The show runs through June 21.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Evie Ault creates her one of a kind glass sculptures and forms through kiln formed glass techniques, or fusing. Using complex patterns and bold, opaque color combinations, Evie’s artwork reflects her joy in the journey into what is achievable with glass.

 

mike-korpaDarla Baack , a stained-glass artist, says of her work, “An abstract piece based on the natural world requires the viewer to be an active participant who not only considers the work but is also willing to patiently become a part of it, accepting the rhythms of nature and the pace of the soul.”

 

Mike Korpa creates landscapes in melted layers of glass, working in sheet glass with various sized frits (small grains of colored glass), forming individual pieces by lampworking (firing the piece with a torch).

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Randall Perkins has been blowing glass since 1970 and is inspired by his wife’s gardens and the ever changing landscape. As an artist, Randall relies on repeatable shapes to build scale and form for each hand-blown glass sculptural installation.

 

This exhibit is sponsored by Southern Oregon Subaru and curated by the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. All exhibitions are open to the public and offered free of charge. The Rogue Gallery & Art Center offers a variety of exhibition opportunities for local and regional artists. For more information, please visit www.roguegallery.org or stop by in person during open hours.
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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

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November Group Glass Show at Illahe Studios and Gallery

Recent Gift, Glass Sculpture by Garry Price

Recent Gift, Glass Sculpture by Garry Price

Illahe Studios and Gallery’s featured artists for our November Group Glass Show are Evie Ault, Steven Cornett, Garry Price and Patti Wessman. Each of these exceptional glass artists takes a uniquely individual approach to their craft. Join us for a First Friday Artist Reception Friday November 2nd 5~8 p.m. and enjoy a beautiful crisp evening stroll with other art lovers. Wine and light refreshments will be provided along with music by Generation Jones

 

EVIE AULT:

Over the past 20 years I have been inspired and motivated by all aspects of art glass.  I settled upon the craft of fusing (kilnformed glass) and the various techniques associated with it, such as sandblasting, enameling, pattern bars, mold making, casting and painting.

 

GARRY PRICE:

Garry Price works in glass and steel in innovative ways, fusing recycled glass into bold, striking forms. Discarded items like t.v. screens become objects of art.  “Meandering through nonordinary time, deeply steeped in the physics, chemistry and infinite forms of glass and steel, playing with juxtaposition of disparate elements while serendipity leads to yet another perfect fit.”

 

 

Glass Sculpture by Patti Wessman

Glass Sculpture by Patti Wessman

PATTI WESSMAN

Patti is a glass artist and one of the resident artists at “g” Studios in  Napa, California.  Although she holds an MFA in ceramics from the University of Oregon in Eugene, she is currently intrigued with the color possibilities of fused and cast recycled glass.   Her current glass work is fused/cast glass woven into large glass “quilts” that  can serve as room dividers or window hanging. 

 

STEVEN CORNETT

From the moment I first saw glass being blown, I was mesmerized by its molten glow.   The process drew me in, igniting what has become a twenty-year passion for glass.  I have always been fascinated by the life that each piece exudes when it is aglow, and have long tried to capture that essence.

 

In my new series of lanterns, I have infused the life of the fire into each finished piece. By adding light to traditional vessel shapes, I feel the spirit of the process.

 

For location and contact information, please see our listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource!

CALL TO ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE FOR 
ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER’S HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE 
“SPIRIT IN HAND”

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center—southern Oregon’s premier non-profit community art center—will host the “Spirit in Hand” Holiday Boutique November 16-December 22, 2012. This is a juried show and sale of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gift items including fiber & wearables; pottery & ceramics; glass, metal & woodwork; jewelry; leatherwork; mixed media and upcycled & repurposed items; candles; and body care products will be considered. Small framed artwork (no larger than 12” in any direction) will also be considered.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center Call to Artists for Spirit in Hand Holiday Boutique

Image: Pottery by Penelope Dews and fiber work by Pat Ollivier

To apply, artists will submit photographs or a CD of 10 items for the jury’s consideration. For details and application form, go to our website, www.roguegallery.org.

Submission Deadline: October 12, 2012 by 5:00pm (Postmarked or hand-delivered to 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, OR 97501)
For information, contact Brooke (541)772-8118 x.301 or email rgaceducationatroguegallerydotorg.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The Gallery offers local artists an opportunity to display their work, and because of its non-profit status can display a wide range of artistic styles and mediums not seen in commercial galleries. Aspiring artists, both children and adults, take classes from local artists and are exposed to a wide variety of artistic mediums.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and every third Friday from 5:00 to 8:00p.m.

Site Update for Jannie Ledard Glass Art

Serene Mandala, Stained Glass Art by Jannie Ledard, Talent, Oregon

Serene Mandala, Stained Glass Art by Jannie Ledard, Talent, Oregon

 

 

Just completed an update for jannieledardglassart.com, including several new stained glass mandalas! Check her Stained Glass page to see her newly added objets d’art, and when you find yourself in Jacksonville, Oregon, stop by the Art Presence Art Center to see them in person!

AGA August Featured Galleries

Kathleen Elliot, Apricot Sea Fan, 2012 , flameworked and sandblasted glass 14 x 16 x 4 inches

Kathleen Elliot, Apricot Sea Fan, 2012 , flameworked and sandblasted glass 14 x 16 x 4 inches

Davis and Cline Gallery

New Life Forms

The New Still Life

The Davis and Cline Gallery will launch its final set of two-month exhibitions on Friday August 1st at 5 pm.

“NEW LIFEFORMS” will feature the artwork of Kathleen Elliot, a San Francisco bay area glass artist whose flameworked and blown glass sculptures create a strange world of plants and animals that appear to meld in an inspired act of imaginative creationism..

“THE NEW STILL LIFE” is a special show in our visiting artist program for 2012. With special arrangements with the Froelick Gallery in Portland, richly layered mixed media paintings by Portland artist Katherine Ace revisit the idea of the Still Life art form in a contemporary way.

 

Passages: Burial At Sea II by Bruce Bayard

Passages: Burial At Sea II by Bruce Bayard

Studio A.B.
New Work by Bruce Bayard

Bruce Bayard presents a series of new collages called “Passages.” This latest work explores the symbolic territory of making long journeys across land, over sea, from one phase of life to another, and from life to death. Rich, saturated colors contrast against warm grays. Maps, ocean, wheels, moon, stars, and ship rigging convey nostalgia; a sense of vague, haunting memories.

The series is inspired by the moving collages presented during the concert series called “Triptychs,” presented by Bayard and Todd Barton every First Saturday at the DanceSpace.

Joe Cohoon plays bass for opening night Artwalk.

Three Special Flowers, Oil by Judy Richardson

Three Special Flowers, Oil by Judy Richardson

Art and Soul Gallery
People, Places and Things of Beauty
Oil and Pastel Paintings by Judy Richardson

“Beauty is something that can be experienced no matter where we are or what we are doing. The light shining through a leaf, the steam rolling off of your cup of coffee, the glint of the sun on a child’s hair can all be things of beauty. As an artist I am always looking for moments of beauty. When I look with my “artist eyes”, I see the world differently. I see shapes of color and light that work together to make form. My pleasurable task then becomes interpreting these moments for the viewer.”
“The works in this show are a collection of images from our travels, blossoms from our yard and people we have encountered in our journey through life. My wish is for you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed their creation.”

Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.

 

 

Clive R. Tyler "Grand River" 21 x 27 Pastel

Clive R. Tyler “Grand River” 21 x 27 Pastel

Adelante! Gallery and Tea House

New Works in Pastel by Clive R. Tyler

Clive Tyler, from Taos, New Mexico, has a passion for painting en plein air.  His pastel paintings, rich with light and color, are created in a classical oil painting style, capturing the heart of the western landscape. An ‘environment’ painter, Clive paints outdoors as much as possible, immersing himself in his locales, re-creating the experience of place.

His larger studio work is based on his plein-air painting experiences; Tyler often paints in a series as an effective way to represent the environment.

Winning numerous awards. Tyler’s paintings were recently published in the book, “Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives”. He exhibits his work in several museum exhibitions including the Buffalo Bill Cody Western Museum in WY and the C.M. Russel Museum in MT.

Followup on St Mary's Call to Artists - Congratulations to Kevin Christman!

We recently posted a call to artists for an enviable job creating 32 stained glass windows and a set of art niches for St Mary’s Chapel. Yesterday we learned that Kevin Christman won the bid for this amazing project, and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be following his progress here at Art Matters! Soon we will be welcoming Kevin and his agent, Julie O’Dwyer, to the directories at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource! Meanwhile, Ms. O’Dwyer is creating a blog where she will write about the progress of the project as it unfolds, and we’ll be sharing her posts here when it becomes available for syndication. This is what she tells us now:

Kevin was awarded the commission for all 32 windows and the sculptures for the niches of the new chapel.  This chapel will be the first structure St. Mary’s has had that is devoted to worship and will be a keystone to their campus.  The 32 windows will begin with 6 windows to be installed by the beginning of May, for a blessing by the Arch Bishop; followed by 12 more by the end of 2012.  The remaining windows will begin as donors are announced.  The sculptures are conceived as terra cotta bas relief sculptures that will depict the specified saints incorporated with patterns that relate to the stained glass imagery.  One initial sculpture will be completed for viewing at St. Mary’s annual auction April 21 and additional ones will begin as donors come forward.  Images will be posted on St. Mary’s website as the windows and sculptures are completed.

In addition to the production of the windows and sculptures, Kevin will be bringing groups of kids from St. Mary’s to his studio during the design and production phases of the project to educate them on the process and to see first hand the work of a professional artist.

And here is a little about the project from St Mary’s website:

Stained Glass Windows and Art Niches

The St. Mary’s Chapel Art Committee accepted bids for the stained glass windows and art niches that will adorn our beautiful Chapel set to be completed by June 2012. With 32 stained glass windows and 16 art niches, we scoured locally and nationally for talented artists. Our Art Committee selected local artist Kevin Christman to design and create the stained glass windows. We’re thrilled to work with Kevin and even more excited to see the beautiful creations he comes up with!

THANK YOU to our wonderful St. Mary’s Chapel Art Committee:

Sister Mary Pat Naumes, Chair

Mary Jo Baich

Vito Bizzanelli

Betsy Moore

Frank Phillips

Fr. Sean Weeks

Brian Westerhout

Desiree Wienand

 

Artist Professional Development Series at RGAC this March!

The mission of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is to promote and provide for the study, development, exhibition, and appreciation of art in the Rogue Valley.

This March, RGAC is offering an Artist Professional Development Series! Each class is just $35 for members and is jam packed full of useful information, ideas, and skills to help you bring your art career to the next level. Whether you want to develop an art marketing strategy, better utilize online resources and social networking, or learn to make digital images of your work stand out for exhibition opportunities- we’ve got you covered!

With four amazing workshops led by outstanding artist and artist advocates Hannah West and Nikolas Allen, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center wants to help YOU develop your art career! To register- please visit our website: www.roguegallery.org

Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart… Boldly Create!

Winter Lights - Illahe Studios and Gallery January Exhibit

Illahe Studios & Gallery

215 Fourth Street, Ashland OR

January 2012 Exhibit

Lamps by Steve Cornett

Winter Lights

Steven Cornett, hand-blown glass lanterns

 

Ring in the New Year with us in January as we continue our exhibit of the brilliant hand-blown glass lanterns by Steven Cornett! Steven’s lamps have a distinct quality of their own, from whimsical retro styles to traditional elegant, to edgy contemporary forms; their glow will enhance the ambiance of any room.

 

Steven Cornett has been working with glass since 1989, when he took his first glassblowing class with Kent Ipsen, a man known for his life-sized lead crystal castings.

From the moment I first saw glass being blown, I was mesmerized by its molten glow. The process drew me in, igniting what has become a twenty-year passion for glass. I have always been fascinated by the life that each piece exudes when it is aglow, and have long tried to capture that essence.”

Steven’s passion for glass led him to study at Virginia Commonwealth University where his skills were recognized and he quickly transitioned from student to teacher. He continued on with a full-ride scholarship in the Masters program at Rochester Institute of Technology where he was once again recognized for his creativity and skill and was enlisted to teach glassblowing, glass-casting, san-casting, cold-working and glass fusion to undergrads.

Steven went on to teach glassblowing at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio and in 1997, he was snapped up by “Team Chihuly,” where he worked on numerous projects, as well as free-lance work for nationally know glass sculptor, Martin Blank. In 1999, Steven was promoted to gaffer (lead artist) for Chihuly’s “Portland Press Special Edition” art pieces. After his move to Ashland 2 years later, he opened Gathering Glass Studio where he was owner/artist until 2005. He currently creates custom work in studios in Rogue Valley near his home in Ashland, Oregon.

Please join us on First Friday, January 6th for an opening reception. Wine and light appetizers will be served. See this exhibit through January 28th.

We currently show the work of over 20 local and regional artists in an eclectic collection of media and technique.

The gallery will close for the holidays from December 24th through January 2nd.

For more information contact: Kim Olson or Sue Springer at 541-488-5072. For a complete listing of contact methods and web links, visit the Southern Oregon Artists Resource.