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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.
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Custom Art & Awards
NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE EAST GALLERY
City Views by Doug Weaver
St. Louis has one of the most iconic and recognizable skylines in the United States, and this city’s rich history is rooted in its architecture. Since returning to St. Louis in 2015 after a two year stint in Rwanda, Doug Weaver has painted the Gateway Arch more than a dozen times. Weaver lives in a historic brick home in Old North, St. Louis. His view of Downtown has caused him to fall in love with and really explore this cityscape. Despite its urban nature, St. Louis is really a combination of small towns in its mix of historic and ever-changing neighborhoods. This show explores many of the striking views of St. Louis’ buildings and parks, both past and present.
Doug Weaver originally moved to St. Louis in 2011 to attend graduate school at Fontbonne University where he received his MFA in Painting. From 2013 to 2015, Weaver taught art, music, and drama in Rwanda as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Over the past three years, Weaver has dived into the guts of St. Louis. He has worked as a case manager in homelessness prevention from displacement due to gentrification in the Tower Grove area. He spends much of his time building awareness of systemic disparities in social infrastructure due to region, race, and income. Weaver is a foster parent of teenagers in St. Louis City, giving him constant interaction with St. Louis Public Schools, Public health, St. Louis Judicial System, St. Louis Police Department, and many of St. Louis’s many great non-profit and community based organizations.
Weaver’s love for St. Louis is matched only for his love of painting. He hand-grinds his own oil paints from locally sourced materials including oil from local farms, beeswax from a local beekeeper, and pigments that he makes himself from dye plants that he grows at the 13th Street Community Garden in Old North.
City Views will be on display until Wednesday, July 17.