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Contemporary Vision – Show & Sale at Praxis Gallery Toronto

 

HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE

This is a great time to buy a special one-of-a-kind piece from my portfolio.

PRAXIS GALLERY

1614 Queen St. West, Toronto

December 9th to 31st

Click here for map to gallery

IF YOU CAN’T VISIT THE GALLERY IN PERSON PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY

I’m proudly sharing the gallery space with fellow King Township landscape artist Nancy Jones.

(Click below for a larger image)

Schomberg Street Gallery Sneak-Peak!

I’ve been busy making some art glass pieces just for this weekend’s show in Schomberg.

Here are some sneak-peak images. Do come and see me at my booth!

You can see all the show details, participating artists (31 this year!) and download an artist location map here.

You can read more on what I wrote earlier on this 3rd annal event I Co-Chair with my good friend and artist Tom Wray here.

See you there!

Schomberg Village Street Gallery 2011

September 17-18, 10:00am – 5:00pm.  An Arts Society King event.

Come to our 3rd annual juried open-air Fine Art Show & Sale along Schomberg’s historic Main Street! (I’m Co-Chair along with fellow artist Tom Wray).

King Township has one of the highest per capita populations of artists in Ontario, and Schomberg is where they gather! Come and meet them.

This show celebrates local AND regional artists across media including oil, acrylic, glass, photography, jewellery and intaglio. Styles range from traditional to contemporary to abstract.

Schomberg’s eclectic Main Street has proven itself an ideal outdoor setting to explore and buy great, original art for any setting. Main boasts one of King Township’s best restaurants and several eateries, pubs, gourmet coffee shop and decorator stores.

Schomberg Village Street Gallery 2011 AdMany other local events are happening in town – see Schomberg.ca for more – but be careful – you might just “Fall In Love With Schomberg!”

Have a look at this year’s artists at SVSG.ca.

It’s worth the drive to Highways 9 and 27 – only 45 minutes north of downtown Toronto on this early Fall weekend! VISA and MasterCard accepted.

See you there!

Apparent Movement – The Making Of


See the completed work here.

(2009)

This six-piece fused glass sculpture is a commissioned work, designed to be as “one” for only a short time:  six individuals are recipients of each piece, a gesture to recognize and thank them for their contribution to a great and exciting cause.

Each piece required 3 separate kiln firings to incorporate the various texture and curvature effects.  The particular Grenadine glass Greg used possesses lots of subtle character, not to mention a rich romantic colour.  Each piece is approximately 19 inches wide, 12 inches high and  5 inches deep. Arranged end-to-end the sculpture is over 9 feet long.

The flow of energy and passion flows from one piece to another:  the six unique pieces are arranged into a continuous visual loop.  The flow of energy and passion is generated by several techniques: the waves of red and clear transparent glass; the kiln carved striped impressions on the rear and front (look carefully – there are two techniques); the whispy Grenadine stringers; and the three-dimensional wave form of each piece and their ascending and declining top edges.

The following two Slideshows and one Videoshow below demonstrate some of Greg’s basic steps in the construction of one of the six pieces that make up Apparent Movement.

Greg’s Comment on this The Making Of:

If this all looks simple then I’ve done a good job. What makes art, in my belief, is its ability to convey a sense of “magic”, not only in the finished work’s affect on your senses, but in the process of its creation. What makes you listen and watch the complex hand movements of a master harpist (my Sister is one), magician or guitarist (my Brother), practicing the best of their work? It seems magical and so it should.

Some artists fear exposure of their technique. I do not; I know that for you to attempt what I describe in these images and video you will appreciate the true complexity and discipline involved. I hope you try! Like many lucky others, you may just discover the wonderful world of glass I find myself immersed in.

Learning the making of an artwork can stimulate one’s appreciation for it and for this exciting and stimulating medium in general- that is my goal here – enjoy!

THE MAKING OF … SLIDESHOW No. 1 :

THE MAKING OF … SLIDESHOW No. 2 :

THE MAKING OF … VIDEOSHOW:

Natural Beauty

A botanical theme! This is a striking fused art glass panel – these pictures don’t do it justice.

The leaves are a separately made combination of persimmons and dark amber cathedral glass providing their lovely striped effect. They remind Greg of variegated Cana Lilly leaves! Thicker than the green stems, they provide a rich and dimensional texture to this colourful and whimsical piece.

The stems and flower-like enhancements are fused from various green shades of green and multiple textures of frit, further enhancing its 3-dimensional nature.

Natural Beauty measures 24″ x 23″ and is designed to hang in a well-lit window or back-lit space. This particular work also looks lovely front-illuminated or in a natural indoor setting.

Please note that Greg does not commit any work to a hanging method until it is sold. Greg will consult with the purchaser to determine the most suitable method, given the work’s desired location. Installation charges may apply depending on the method chosen. Please Contact Greg to discuss in more detail.

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!