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More Red Fissure!

(2009)

Back by popular demand!

Based on your rave reviews of Red Fissure Bowl, Greg has produced two more art glass pieces based on this stunning black-on-clear theme with distinctive cherry red fissure-like streaks running throughout.

Look carefully at the fissures – they have a particular character all their own!

These contemporary pieces that will add an attractive focal point to your decor. Their light source will cascade lovely red reflections onto your table surface.

The disk measures 14″ in diameter and is designed for display directly in a back-lit window or cabinet (stand included).

The art glass platter measures 15 3/8″ x 7 3/4″. Its surface is food-friendly but hand wash only.

King Township is a Winner!

by Greg Locke

“It’s my honour to inform you that King won the National Award, Steve”

At 11:20 a.m. this last Saturday October 3rd, these were all the words necessary for Steve Pellegrini, Chair of  the King Blooms Committee, to tell the world what had just been announced at the Communities in Bloom national conference in Vaughan, Ontario, “Sent from a screen that is 2″x3″, or in other words, my blackberry.”

Pellegrini, former 2-term King Township Councillor and previous Mayoralty candidate, was estatic with the outcome, as were the members of the King Blooms Committee including Lynda Rogers, Blair Day, Barb Niemeyer, Carol Ann Trabert and Janet Orr.

Greg’s River Flows Through It (2001) was selected as the 2009 branding piece of King Blooms, King Township’s committee of the national Communities in Bloom organization.

Below is an excerpt of the official Communities in Bloom award description:

2009 National Edition

Township of King, ON

Winner of the 10,001 to 20,000 Population Category

5 Blooms

Special Mention: Conservation of Farmland and Old Growth Forests

The Township of King has won in the 10,001 to 20,000 population category of the 2009 National Edition of Communities in Bloom, receiving a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention ­for the Conservation of Farmland and Old Growth Forests.

Between Toronto and Barrie, The Township of King has been described as the ‘Lungs of Toronto’: nearly 70 percent of the land is on the Oak Ridges Moraine, a protected area, while the rest is protected by Greenbelt. Agriculture is the way of life for many in the township, and the Moraine has a unique concentration of environmental, geological and hydrological features that make its ecosystem vital to south-central Ontario.

Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in urban settings.

Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

For more information:

Township of King: Steve Pellegrini  905-874-2328  905-841-9312 steve.pellegrini@brampton.ca

Communities in Bloom: 514-694-8871 : www.communitiesinbloom.ca

Congratulations to everyone in King Township and the King Blooms Committee for a job well done!

Greg with River Flows Through It and King Blooms Banner 2009

For more on the history of this year’s King Blooms banner, click here.

See River Flows Through It here. See the full banner image below.

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Schomberg Village Street Gallery 2009

(September 26 + 27, 2009)

WHAT A WEEKEND!

300 history, art and heritage buffs visiting Greg and Tracy’s renovated heritage-barn-come-glass-studio alone!

Countless more art buffs viewing and buying Greg’s fused and stained glass works – right from a gallery in front of their house!

The first annual Schomberg Village Street Gallery was a HIT!

We have lots of members of our community to thank for its success – not to mention the weatherand the local musicians who added to our enjoyment of SVSG, including pianist Rick Mauti of Schomberg and Hugh Barnett of Arcadia Music.

We got a nice break here as it POURED rain on Monday.

Greg and his good friend and neighbour Tom Wray; and well known community volunteers Judy Craig, Charles Cooper, Susanne Prince and Marianne Broome lead a committee supported by Arts Society King to put on this first annual juried fine art street gallery and sale along the Main Street of historic Schomberg, north-west of Toronto.

21 artists from varied media including acrylic, watercolour, photography, ceramic, and glass pitched their tents and works for 2 days – and the results, especially in these hard economic times, are positively surprising.

Greg and his wife Tracy had a few things to prepare for and manage over the weekend:

– Help manage the last-minute details for the event with the committee and volunteer staff;
– Prepare rear gardens and Gotham Glassworks studio ready for their participation in Doors Open King as a heritage location;
– Make more fused glass works for sale at the show! A batch of platters came out of the kiln that Saturday morning – just in time;
– Construct a driveway “gallery” within a 20′ x 10′ tent includug tables, display stands, easels and accessories;
– Manage the gallery-booth, the studio and gardens during the show AND Doors Open on the Saturday.

Greg looks forward to planning next year’s “SVSG II” for next Fall with the SVSG committee. They will consider how to expand and fine-tune the event based on feedback from the participating artists, merchants, current and potential sponsors, the ASK Board, and most importantly – art lovers like YOU.

Please feel free to Contact Greg with any thoughts on making the show better for next year!

The photo series below is of Greg’s booth at SVSG. It represents but a mere sampling of the many exhibitors at the show. You can also catch some local news coverage of the event via the links below the slideshow.

Lead-Up Publicity to Schomberg Village Street Gallery


For more on the lead-up to the Schomberg Village Street Gallery, click here.

See you next at ASK’s Studio Tour in April 2010!

Something Blue Too

(2009)

Mariner Blue opalescent glass forms the lovely light blue shade;  medium cathedral blue (transparent) weaves a whimsical striping effect through this elegant fused art-glass platter.

This follow-up work compliments the reviews Greg received on Something Blue.  Greg never duplicates his work but he clearly listened to his customers here: call this colour and style a “limited release”.

Arts Society KingThis work has been donated to the silent auction of this years (2009) Arts Society King Soiree fundraiser on Sunday July 5th and the King Township Museum in King City. Please attend! Make a bid on Something Blue Too (and many other lovely works by other ASK artists). ASK’s website details the wonderful entertainment, food and other attractions at this annual event – this year is expected to out-do all others (Greg will vouch for that). Call Laura at 905.859.0056 ext. 5223; Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cheque and Cash accepted. Tickets are $75 each; 10% Discount to ASK Members.

Something Blue Too is 16.5″  x 16.5″.

Morning Smile

(2009)

You may recognize the Aventurine Green and cathedral green glasses from Resisting Conformity, used here with a different flare and with a chrystalline finishing effect providing a whimsical translucence.

Morning Smile is 13″ wide x 34″ high.

Something Blue

(2009)

An elegant 15″ plate made from light blue opalescent glass and striking darker cathedral glass.

If you like this Mariner Blue decorative work, you may also like Something Blue Too, made with a similar theme.