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Guild Artist Ruth Ann Garner displaying at Black and White Show at Eccles Community Art Center

Guild Artist Ruth Ann Garner’s Pigeontoed Platter will be on display at the upcoming Black and White Exhibit at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden.  Original black and white themed artwork in all media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, photographs, pottery, sculptures, textiles, and of course Glass will be on display.  The ECAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts.

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Artist Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Show Dates: The exhibit will be on display February 4 through March 19, 2016.
Location: 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden UT

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Guild Artist Lori Scharf showing at Art and Soup

Come check out Guild Artist Lori Scharf’s booth and other fabulous artists at Art & Soup!
Proceeds benefit the CNS Charitable Care Program, providing compassionate care to low-income uninsured and underinsured Utahns.

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Show Dates:
Opening Night Premiere: March 01, 2016 5:30 – 9:00
$150 Reservations Required

Art & Soup Celebration: March 02, 2016 & March 03, 2016

The two Day Art & Soup Event, features delicious soup, bread, and dessert samplings from 25 of Utah’s favorite restaurants. Watch artists create “Quick Draws” and vote for your favorites in  the People’s Choice ballot. $20.00 per person.
$20 Lunch 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m
$20 Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location
Salt Palace Grand Ballroom – All Events

Tickets
Purchase online at cns-cares.org/art-soup

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Guild Artist Wayne Jacobson displaying at the World of the Wild Exhibition

Be sure to check out this years World of the Wild Art exhibition at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.  Guild Artist Wayne Jacobson will be displaying his art in addition to other beautiful wildlife themed art.

Show Dates: January 30th – March 14th, 2016
Location: Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City Utah

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Member Spotlight – Lori Scharf

Member Spotlight—Lori Scharf

Lori Scharf at the OpeningLori just loves bling and dichroic (dichro) coated glass—she’s been having fun playing with dichro glass and she’s experimenting with using the different facets of dichro glass.

Colors have to pop out at her—with her clothes, with her life—it’s got to jump off the rack! Colors need to be bright and, particularly with glass, have different shapes. Continue reading

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Member Spotlight – Jodi McRaney Rusho

Recycled Glass Artist-Jodi McRaney Rusho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Recycled Glass?

When Jodi first started out to be a glass artist, she spent all her money on a kiln and so couldn’t afford to buy art glass. Instead she reused bottles, windows, etc. She looked for information about recycled glass art, including online, and found nothing. Continue reading

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Member Spotlight – Suzanne Larson

Suz Larson – Member Spotlight

 

About commissions…We have heard over and over again that when we’ve put glass in a show and even if we don’t get sales, we’ve got our name out there and sooner or later, we hope, someone will remember our name and get back to us. We say, “yeah, yeah, yeah,” and we all know it’s not going to happen! Continue reading

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Member Spotlight – Roger Child

Roger Child

When I work with hot glass, I enjoy seeing the fluid movement of glass, seeing something not exactly alive, but it becomes alive. There is an immediate gratification from working with a method that doesn’t take weeks to see the end result. Working with hot glass is so much in the moment. Continue reading

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Member Spotlight – Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson

What I enjoy about working with hot glass is how flexible it is and how  quickly it stops being so manageable. I like the challenge of the time window I have to create the piece.

I like nature, and when you make a fish or a flower out of glass, it seems that the juxtaposition seems a little out of place, not like a painting or woodwork. I like natural things done out of metal and glass. I like to have a general idea or direction when I work with glass, but the glass does take its own organic form. I really like flowers and fish. I’ll take an idea of a flower, rather than a specific flower, and then see how it morphs into its own kind of flower. I don’t try to make fish look like any kind of fish and the shape changes as I work with it.

I like to create pieces of blown glass, neon, and fused, and really enjoy combining all three techniques.

My favorite thing about my work is both other people’s reaction to it and my own reaction to the work. A lot of my motivation is curiosity to see what will happen. Opening the kiln is like Christmas morning. No peeking!

I started blowing glass at my dad’s sign company, Jackson Signs and Designs, when I was 19. I was taught by 80 year-old Gordy Smith and a crazy guy named Jim from Chicago.

I blew glass for commercial neon architectural lighting and borosilicate sculptures for the next 20 years. In 2006, I began to apprentice and blow off-hand glass with Mike Stevens. In 2010, I realized we were throwing away a lot of broken pieces of “garbage glass” and started recycling it, melting it in a kiln into fish and other designs.

When I’m not playing with glass, I spend time with Ashley, Lily, and Belle, chasing elk, playing claw hammer banjo, and trying to understand the Snake River.

 

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