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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 frequently rotating display of Third Degree glass artists’ artwork. Our shelves and wall cubbies display a wide array of jewelry, and our pedestals highlight the immense and diverse talent of our renters. From bowls and platters, vases and sculptures, we showcase hundreds of pieces to add to your collection!
NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE EAST GALLERY
Multimedia: The Diversity of Trees by Genevieve Esson
In this exhibit Genevieve created a collection of tree art in various multimedia. Her concept for the show is to bring attention to the environment and the beauty of and appreciation of trees. The majority of the media in Genevieve’s art has been upcycled, using leftover materials from around the house, recyclable material or items she has collected over the years. The whole idea is to rethink, reuse and make beauty out of trash. Her goal is to flag and open people’s eyes to being mindful about recycling and upcycling everyday and throwaway materials. She embraced a variety of materials and incorporated them in her multimedia paintings, encompassing them with paint and texture, bringing a new life and meaning to their form. She says, “I am amazed by the variety of artworks I designed by gathering from these various articles. Some pieces I spent quite a while trying to come up with an answer or an end result. Other pieces just took root and bloomed like crazy.”
She adds, “I want to open the viewers eyes to our urban landscape, inspire and focus attention to trees, nature and the accumulating garbage. What can we do with this stuff? Make it into treasure. Beautiful recycled tree art to invigorate and motivate the senses. Hey, don’t throw that away! Use your imagination. You can make it into beautiful art! Save a tree!”
Multimedia: The Diversity of Trees will be on display until Wednesday, June 14.
While we always recommend visiting our galleries in person to view our ever-changing variety of artwork, you can also shop online!
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