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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!
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NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE EAST GALLERY
Painterly Improvisations by Michael Anderson
About the show:
If you approach one of my paintings from across the room in order to closely see a detail you may not find it. I am willing to sacrifice a higher level of finish for more expressive brush strokes, simple shapes and the joy of thickly applied paint. I complete my paintings alla prima, all at once, outdoors on location in the plein air tradition. Texture and energy are essential elements in my work. I strive for my paintings to not only reflect the Midwestern landscape and but to transcend it as well. For me the act of painting is a meditation on the way light falls upon the earth revealing color, form and this artist’s relationship to nature.
About the artist:
Michael Anderson, a Belleville, IL resident, has been an artist, illustrator and designer for over 45 years. Michael’s work has been exhibited at Washington University, Southwestern Illinois College, Art Saint Louis, Edwardsville Art Center, St. Louis Artists Guild, McKendree University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the Ethical Society of St. Louis. His paintings, drawings and watercolors are included in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collections of Southwestern Illinois College Foundation, Laclede Gas (Spire), the City of Belleville, IL, St. John United Church of Christ, Manchester, MO and Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis, MO.
Awards include 2008 Dona Weder Abbott Award For Artistic Excellence (Highland Arts Council), 2008 Big Splash Juror’s Choice(St. Louis Watercolor Society), 2012 President’s Award, Life Experienced (Southwestern Illinois College), 2018 St Louis Plein Air Open Category First Place.
Michael’s artwork will be on display until Wednesday, June 19.See more of Michael's work