Omaha’s Gallery 72 Features Great Studio Glass

Omaha, Nebraska’s Gallery 72 features 11 glass artists in a show that shows the scope of glass as a sculptural medium that opens this week. Titled “The Greatness of Studio Glass Art” the exhibit runs Friday, October 24 thru Saturday, November 15, 2014. The show includes Washington Glass School artists Allegra Marquart and Michael Janis.

From the gallery: This is a very powerful  show with artists that are internationally, nationally and regionally recognized for the strength of their work.  And it has an impressive breath of styles ranging from hand blown to sculptural to story telling using glass to create images.

Allegra Marquart

Allegra Marquart / photo: Anything Photographic

Studio glass is one of the most dramatic sculptural mediums because it offers the artist such a wide range of unique options for their work.  The clarity and optics of the glass, the vast array of surface treatments, colors from vivid to subtle and the layering of colors and textures.

Artists in the show:
John Littleton/Kate Vogel
:  Cast, hand blown and cold work

Therman Statom:  Cut, construction, paint and found objects

Harvey K. Littleton:  Hand blown and hot worked

Gary Beecham:  Hand blown, cut and fused

Victor Chiarizia:  Hand blown with hot work

Allegra Marquart:  Fused and sand carved panels

Chad Fonfara:  Hand blown and formed sculptures


Chad Fonfara

Michael Janis:  Fused and cast with powder imagery

Jiyong Lee:  Cut, laminated, carved, and surface refining

Corey Broman:  Kiln-formed and hand blown

Tom Kreager:  Hand blown

Gallery 72 1806 Vinton Street, Omaha, NE 68108

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 24, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Gallery/Panel Talk:  Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 pm

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