A mesmerizing glass sculpture! Grenadine red and clear glass with black streams project dramatic ebb and flow.
Multiple firings produced layered texture effects that display subtle variety up close and add overall drama to the work. Each piece uniquely flows into the next, forming a closed loop.
Apparent Movement was commissioned by York Region Arts Council, chaired by Wendy Fairbairn, and displayed to media and presented on December 17th at the newly renovated Lebovic Centre at “19 on the Park” in Stouffville, Ontario.
The six-piece fused glass commissioned work was designed to be as “one” for only a short time. Six key individuals received each piece by Wendy, a gesture to recognize and thank them for their contribution and dedication to a great and exciting cause, including:
Bill Fisch – York Region Chair
Ian Proudfoot – Vice President & Regional Publisher, York Region Media Group
Lina Bigioni – Director of Government Relations and Executive Assistant to Chair Bill Fisch
Debra Weller – Marketing Director, York Region Media Group
Nancy Bodi – Executive Director, York Region Arts Council
Ernestine Tahedl Ogilvy – King Township artist and organizer of the fine art show and sale at the Chairman’s Gala
Chair Fisch previously announced that his Foundation will provide $125,000 in operating funds directly to the newly formed York Region Arts Council (YRAC) for 2010 and an additional $125,000 in bursary funds for individual visual and performing York Region artists, to be administered by YRAC.
October’s Chairman of the Arts Gala raised over $250,000 for York Region Chair Bill Fisch’s foundation, in partnership with York Region Media Group, championed by Vice-President Ian Proudfoot. Each recipient dedicated substantial amounts of time and resources to ensure the Gala’s success; the YRAC board wanted to show its appreciation to these key stakeholders and organizers of this inaugural event.
In conceiving of this work, Greg desired to represent the lasting, mystical beauty and interconnectedness of the many arts communities within York Region by the ebbs and flows of each piece’s design:
“Each piece is unique and joined they reveal a larger, more subtle theme: the sum of its parts is greater than the whole. This can be said of York Region Arts Council’s mandate to support performing and visual arts across York Region, enhanced by York’s municipalities and its diverse arts-based organizations and groups.
The long term impact of the arts on our community at large is well documented and recognized by Chair Fisch; his bursary programme will support individual artists’ dreams at a critical stage in their growth.”
Each piece within Apparent Movement is 19 inches wide, 12 inches high and 5 inches deep, engraved and dated 2009 by Greg Locke.
Displayed end-to-end, the complete sculpture is just over 9 feet wide.