I am so excited to be a part of this great honor of being one of 12 artists selected for Studio: HERE at the MN State Fair. Not only willI I have a sculpture on display throughout the fair, I will have one whole day to work live in the Studio: HERE space at the fair so people can see my process. Be sure to come by and see me! I will announce my day soon! 🎉
This was the first time I have done an interview format for an artist talk. It was quite fun!
This is your last week to view my exhibit at the Hopkins Center for the Arts http://www.hopkinsartscenter.com. Stop by to view their beautiful space full of windows perfect for showing off glass artwork. I love the way the sunlight shines through my pieces. While you are there also check out the installation work by Fawzia Khan – it is a powerful look at women – Becoming Visible!
Today was my first day back in the hotshop since covid started. It is amazing how rejuvenating something so hot and physically tiring can be! I didn’t go in with any goals except to explore, play, have fun and see what happens. Muscle memory is an amazing thing and I was pleased to see that after a year it all comes back. While I didn’t save much, I worked in clear glass mainly and got back into the swing of things. I also played around with my stamps a lot. I hardly spoke and was in my head problem solving and seeing what I could do, then improve on or try a different way. It was just what I needed! Heading back next week.
It has been so long since I have been into the hotshop or had an exhibit. I recently purchased equipment with my MN State Arts Board grant so I can get back in the hotshop and this month I am part of an exhibit with pieces I already have made at Vandalia Glassworks in South St Paul.
The show is called Color Me Crazy! And I can’t think of a better title for an exhibit of my work. With my colorful patterned beadwork and brightly patterned blown bases, this show was made for me!
In the area? Stop by to see socially distanced glass blowing demos from several artists and a chance to chat in person, masked of course. Saturday April 24 Noon-5pm