Opening Reception: Preston Singletary
At Blue Rain Gallery
Friday August 2nd from 5:00pm-9:00pm
Steph Brady glass artwork at the Green Cat–a fun and funky gallery around the corner from me in Salida.
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Smoothing Jagged Edges
Hissing surf presses pebbles
into shifting sand, fitting
fragments tightly together
a stained glass mosaic–black,
white, tan–separated by strands
of emerald seaweed.
I hold a pale glass triangle
turned by ten thousand waves
a frosted talisman to slip
into my pocket as the sun
slides below the horizon.
I could go on and on about our visit to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. I’ve become increasingly obsessed with glass, and Tacoma is an epicenter–home of Chihuly. There is a bridge of glass objects across the highway, and a train station turned courthouse hung with Chihuly installations that pretty much defy my descriptive powers–think living coral reef hung in midair in a neoclassical dome.
But I did want to show you GLIMMERING GONE: Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman, a clear glass collaboration between two women.
Remember in the fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses?” How they go down a trap door to three underworld woods–silver, gold, and finally crystal? I think I found that third magical forest.