We are pleased to be able to share with you work by glass artist, Katherine Garrity this month in the gallery! Katherine won Best Of Show at the inaugural Indiana’s Emerging Glass Artists exhibition in October of 2012 for the work shown below, Fulgurites.
These pieces will be featured in ArtSplash Gallery, along with a selection of her other pieces, during the month of November. Garrity will be present at the Gallery Walk on November 10th, to chat about her work with visitors. Here is Katherine’s description of the creative processes used in making “Fulgurites” -
“These are blown forms made in the hotshop with a clear bubble that is rolled first in green frit (crushed colored glass) and then in white frit. After the shape is blown out to the size desired, I start to shape the hot glass with various tools and controlled heating. After the piece is cooled down, I take it into the coldshop where I grind the bottom and then sandblast the surface.”
Garrity will be present at the Gallery Walk on November 10th, to chat about her work with visitors. Be sure to stop in and visit with this amazing emerging artist!
For December, ArtSplash Gallery wraps up the calendar year with a show featuring the work of outstanding glass artist Ben Johnson. There is something for everyone in the exhibit that features Venetian style blown glass, sandblasted blown glass, and diamond cut blown glass.
The exhibit runs through the month, and Ben will be on hand to chat about his work from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. during the Carmel Arts & Design District Gallery Walk on December 10, 2011. It will be a great opportunity to meet Ben and get some insights into his creative processes.
It’s also been a productive year for this energetic artist, as demonstrated by recent recognition of his work. He was selected to design the blown glass awards for the 2011 edition of the NUVO Cultural Vision Awards given in June. In the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition, that opened in August, he received an award for “Best First Time Exhibitor”. In October, he won “Best Of Show” and two other awards at the Indiana Glass Arts Alliance Annual Show. And on December 1st, he was one of the five recipients of the 2011 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows awards.
Besides the beautiful glass, the gallery is ready for the holiday season with a full array of paintings, photography, mosaics, porcelain sculpture, calligraphy, and mixed media pieces. It’s a perfect time to enrich your life with a piece of original art……..or several.