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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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