Visiting Artist – Marlena Rose Public Demonstration FREE
April 30, 2016 –
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:00 pm
This is a unique opportunity to see one of the top glass astists, Marlena Rose, blowing glass in real time.
Attend Marlena's Public Demonstration 4 - 6pm.
This event is free. No registration is required.
When people first view my work, I'm often told they feel a "certain aliveness inherent in the work itself.
My goal as an artist is to inject life into whatever I can make. In simple terms to make the piece come
Each piece is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this
"Dangerous Dance of Creation" reflects in the finished work.
Transcendent and Transparent
In the end, the work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. They celebrate
the unique properties of glass, of transparency, and shine and reflection. And because these are cast
objects, they hold in their form the memory of the shapes and textures of the materials that formed them;
they are fine-grained, rugged or smooth, transparent or translucent, colored or clear.
When I cast the sculptures I include in them relics of modern life, interesting objects that have been cast
away, industrial waste items that seem to unite present and past. In the end, the completed piece
transcends the sensibility of mere time.
Art, The Eternal Flame
The glass immortalizes a glimpse of something fleeting beyond the moment, taking that moment and
freezing it over.
I call these pieces Evocators. The are kept moments, shards of what I have seen, unnamed emotions,
visions, concepts, memories. They call back; and they are the vehicle on which a viewers vision can
The glass is there only to see through.
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