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"BLOOM!" - MAY 19


At Third Degree, April showers bring glass flowers! Join us to discover a beautiful array of glass flowers, handmade by the artists in our three studios. Brighten your home this spring and summer with beautiful sculpted flowers you can keep on display all year round!

What else is going on?
Glassblowing Demonstrations: Watch our artists blow and sculpt hot molten glass into amazing vessels and sculptures! Demos at 6:15p, 7:30p, 8:45p.
-Show us your creative side with our glass art experiences! Sculpt glowing molten glass to make your own paperweight, or melt glass rods through a torch to make beads! Afraid of fire? Try out our fused glass jewelry, wine charms, bug magnet, glass tile, or nightlight ($35 per project). Experiences are first come, first served. No advance registration available. See below for available options.
-Featured project: Fused Glass Garden Signs! Design your own unique stake signs for a touch of personal flair in your garden!
-For every drink you purchase, you will receive a raffle ticket towards an amazing glass gift from the gallery! Drawings every hour.
-Enjoy sustainable, locally-sourced deliciousness from the Harvest Xpress food truck!
-East Gallery presents a new display: “Multimedia: The Diversity of Trees” by Genevieve Esson. More info below.
7:00p: Jam out to some flower powered 60’s & 70’s hits by Tammy and the Grippies!
-8:30p: Check out a blazing performance by the St. Louis Fire Technicians!

Admission is FREE for all ages! No RSVP required!



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.