May, 2012 – Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery Presents Glass and the Ripple Effect
Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery Presents Glass and the Ripple Effect Opening Friday June 1, 2012
On Friday evening, June 1 from 6-10 P.M. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will celebrate Glass and its Ripple Effect through the gallery. As the summer heat erupts, so does the flow of glass. Nearly 25 percent of Clay Glass Metal Stone Artists use glass for stained glass works and mosaics, or work in molten glass from glass spinning to fusing.
The fascination with glass has been evidenced this winter with the long-term glass blowing demonstrations at the Norton. Within the next year Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery hopes to bring a full Glass Blowing Educational Facility to Lake Worth. As part of a creative partnership with LULA, the Lake Worth Arts corridor, students, artists and tourists will be welcomed to this facility to learn about and execute intricate glass works. In anticipation of this, CGMS artists will exhibit and demonstrate their works in glass and the processes by which they are developed. Lee Mortensen, stained glass artist, has owned her own gallery in the Keys and is now a Lake Worth resident. Wayne Smith, glass spinner extraordinaire, honed his craft over decades in Germany. His intricate animals, ships, flowers and fantasy figures are spun of corning glass as spectators watch. Requests are created on the spot.
Warm Glass is the art of fusing pieces of glass together to make wall hangings, furniture, utilitarian pieces and jewelry. All are well represented in the gallery. Veteran artists Betty Wilson, Sheri Goldstein and Joyce Brown will be joined by the gallery’s newest artist, Irene Jalowayski. Working in the same medium by no means produces the same results. Each artist has his/her own vision. Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. It has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, as certain wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors shift depending on the angle of view. Although used in the space industry, dichroic glass dates back to the 3rd century AD. The best way to experience these visual effects is to drop in to the gallery and chat with the artists about their work.
A wine and cheese tasting takes place at every opening. Clay§Glass§Metal§Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists. The gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9PM. For information call 215-205-9441.