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With over 6,000 square feet of open space, Third Degree Glass Factory houses two distinct art galleries. The East Gallery displays the work of local artists who work across a variety of mediums such as photography, painting, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. Our Hotshop Gallery, adjacent to our Hotshop glassblowing studio, showcases the glass artwork of over 35 different glassblowing, flameworking and fused glass artists, all made in the studios at Third Degree.
The Hotshop Gallery features a beautiful assortment of Third Degree glass artists’ artwork, kept on a regular rotation by the artists themselves. There’s something new to see every day!
Every time you purchase a work of art from our gallery, you are not only supporting our locally-owned business, but also the independent artists whose livelihoods are dependent on artwork sales. We guarantee that all artwork you purchase is created locally and your money is going directly back into the local economy.
For inquiries about items currently for sale in the gallery, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Custom Art & Awards
NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE EAST GALLERY
Modern Kitsch by Maren Leonard
After World War II, The Greatest Generation built a new America. They embraced chrome and sharp angles. Everything was shiny, new, and distinctively modern. Now, the chrome is tarnished and the rooftops bow under the weight of the post-modern world. The Greatest Generation’s masterpiece of modern culture is regarded as outdated and tacky; it’s kitsch…and it’s vanishing.
Although mid-century modern designs are appreciated by some contemporary subcultures, a mix of indifference and progress is surreptitiously eliminating mid-century modern artifacts from mainstream America. While the newest technology and conveniently located Starbucks can physically replace the relics of a modern America lost, when they’re gone, nothing will fill the cultural void. Save them — for yourself, for future generations, and for the legacy of the men and women of The Greatest Generation.
Maren’s series of lightboxes illuminates (literally and figuratively) the nostalgia of mid-century modern design through translucent images. Modern Kitsch will be on display until Wednesday, April 18.