New Visions Gallery begins 2017 in a sparkling way with their upcoming exhibit “The Art of Glass.” An Opening Reception for will be held Sunday, Jan. 8 from 1-3 p.m. with many of the artists whose work will be included in attendance. The reception is free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Eleven glass artists’ work will be shown in the exhibit, including: Nancy Wynia, Marilyn Browell Hoglund, Keven Brunett, Kristin Thielking, Lisa Beth Robinson, Laura Rendlen, Eva Hathaway, Carol Widra, Julie Sittler, Debi McCullough, and Kathleen Rulka. Most artists are from the central Wisconsin area; however, Laura Rendlen hails from Kansas City, MO, and is nationally recognized for her glass mosaic work.
“In addition to the talented glass artists in this exhibit, we will also be sharing a selection of glass art pieces from the New Visions Permanent Collection,” states Bobbie Erwin, Executive Director at New Visions Gallery. “We rarely get to show off these pieces, which have all been donated to the gallery, and look forward to rounding out the exhibit with this selection from our collection.”
“Our hope is that visitors will learn about the different glassworking techniques – there are so many ways to work with this fascinating media that many people may not have seen up close.” states Erwin. “We will have some larger scale as well as smaller scale pieces that will showcase the versatility of glass as well as techniques including fusing, slumping, blowing and lampwork.”
School and community group tours are available for “The Art of Glass.” Interested parties should contact New Visions Gallery to schedule a date and time.
“The Art of Glass” may be viewed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield. Admission is free thanks in part to donations from ART PARTNERS. Exhibit space, and other support, is donated by Marshfield Clinic.