March 8, 2013
This is the beginning of something new in My Artistic journey.
For several years I have been reading about the International Flame conference hosted by Salem Community College (In New Jersey). It is all about glass flame working. I am TOTALLY honored to have been selected by, Paul Stankard, to participate on a panel discussion about Glass Orbs. Paul is an Artist that, not only do I admire on a Mentor level, I consider him a friend, and I am in awe of his Art glass creations. I’m really looking forward to demonstrations and lectures by the Featured Artist, Vittorio Costantini. Other Artist’s include Eunsuh Choi, Micah Evans, Kim Fields, Gateson Recko, a boro pull by Abe Fleishman, and Panel discussion on orbs (moderated by Jenna Efrein) with Abe Fleishman, myself, Gateson Recko and Kenan Tiemeyer. The Conference is the weekend of March 23, 2013
Visit the Salem Community College webpage to learn more about the conference.
My work will be exhibited at the Wheaton Arts Gallery booth.
October 31, 2012
The Running man murrini from 2008! The ends of the pull. The big pieces! The idea – Where will we go from here? The whole Idea of having to get the hell out of here when the earth is no longer….This is the last marble I made with the murrini slices. I did sell some of it to other Artist’s, and I do have a few chips left (keepers). I am taking this one with me to an Art show this weekend in Bloomfield hills, MI. at the Unitarian church (November 3, 2012).
My inside scoop…Lately it has been difficult to really define what is going on with my art. To put it bluntly, I would rather make art then spend time selling it. Not a whole lot is being listed for sale on line this year. (I do expect a few listings toward the end of November…..I really need to hire help with that.) So, I make art, and put it in boxes. Send some off to Galleries… I practice new ideas and try to perfect them. I produce large amounts of mistakes, and work that is not quite there. Sometimes I doubt that my work will ever get there, or find there…..I am not sure I even know where there is these days. Art is a lifetime commitment!
The bottom line!! Come see my work. Come see it in person at a show, or go to the gathered art gallery in Toledo.
Thank you for taking the time to check in.
October 19, 2012
Come enjoy the art, have a snack, and watch some demonstrations!
September 27, 2012
The bead bonanza is coming up!! Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5 pm at the Southfield Civic center. A bead show. ALL KINDS of beads. (I personally prefer the glass ones! These glass beads are celebrating!)
My sets will be there!! (Come get them while you can. I have not been making them so much anymore.) Yup! Lentils, and rounds, and great BIG HUGE focal beads!! And if your not into my flow, see some of the other Artist’s work!! My work is at the Southeast Michigan bead makers booth. We have 10 to 15 Artist’s work on display every fall and every spring.
September 3, 2012
This bead is up for Auction through the Michigan Glass Project. The proceeds go to help the Belle Isle Aquarium open its doors more often! Click here to bid! One week to go!!
Inspired by a memory… glass, approx. 1-1/4″ tall, silver bail
August 9, 2012
A variety of my glass focal beads are made into pendants and for sale at the gathered art gallery and studio in Toledo, Ohio. Visit the gathered’s Facebook page for the location. Art walk happens often!! In downtown Toledo, Ohio from 6-9 pm on some Thursday nights. (To learn more about art walk in Toledo click here) The gathered is having an open party to celebrate. If your in the area, stop in and visit!! A variety of my work is in this big display case! Enjoy!
August 3, 2012
My Glass is at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan for the month of August. Several local glass Artist’s are participating in this Glass show!!
The opening reception is Friday August 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. Click here for location info. (Sorry about the late notice. Summer with the kids is keeping me busy!)
I have sculpture, marbles, and bead pendants for sale all through August, 2012. (And! Most likely this will be a recurring show for me.)