Sangre De Cristo Arts Center

I love all types of glass and I love seeing other glass artists work. I’ve been to Corning Museum of Glass, Murano Italy, Prague Czech Republic, London, just to name a few. This month I learned that the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center was having a showing of Dale Chihuly, James Mongrain, and Lino Tagliapietra glass from the George R. Stroemple Collection called “Inspiration”.

The main Glass artists in this Vintage Venetian Glass collection includes: Dale Chihuly (not only a glass blower but a painter as well), James Mongrain (reinterpretor of Traditional Venetian glass vessels), and Lino Tagliapietra (goblet glassblower). I only took one picture (bottom picture) before being told not to take pictures. So I got these pictures from the George R. Stroemple website.

There was also Glass Art from around the region. This was actually a very small collection. As a glass artist I think they could have had a lot more amazing glass artists on display. This first collection is fused glass, it looks like float glass to me – very beautiful display.

The Art Center also had other small glass displays, I love that they are local artists including Dylan Kelley – I love the pipes and the amazing insects, they look like flamework but they could be blown as well. He’s here in Colorado Springs. I think I may have to look up his shop, really beautiful glass.

Jannine Scott was also on display. What a beautiful lampworker! She has a place in Manitou Springs. I love her little hearts

I love this piece as well, so colorful!!

Other than glass I really love the Difficult History! It was different than I’ve ever seen before. Loved it!

There were also a couple other collections that I visited as well.

Overall I enjoyed the center, I thought they could be a bit friendlier and I really didn’t like that I couldn’t take pictures of glass. It’s kind of silly in my opinion, I was able to take pictures of everything else just not this one collection. I was able to take pictures in all the other places I’ve visited all over the world including Murano, London, and Corning!!

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, my Etsy store,  Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube and my Pinterest, and. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kiln warm,

Karen

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