Steph Mader - fused glass landscapes
layered beauty in three dimensions
July 6 - 30
Saturday, July 6 from 5 - 7pm
during Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk
Whidbey Island is home to many remarkable glass artists. One of these is Steph Mader, whose luminous fused glass landscapes catch the eye of almost every visitor to the gallery.
Each piece is created layer by layer from tiny particles of powdered glass, fused after each layer to give a three dimensional effect. Starting with the distant hills and faraway clouds, then the planes of the middle ground, followed by the details in the foreground, Mader carefully constructs her images to catch the light and bring out the brilliant colors of the glass. Most of her works will have from five to ten layers by the time they are done.
Steph’s inspiration comes from the serene beauty of her natural surroundings: “When I'm in quiet, remote places, away from the stimulation of machines and crowds, alone with just the sounds of birds and wind, I have a deeper experience of myself as a living being, connected to the natural world.”
Mader expresses this connection through her unique sculptural glass works that have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk.
Steph Mader and many of our gallery artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will be served.
We’d love to see you!
For purchases or inquiries,
please contact the gallery at 360/222-3070 or 800/858-5063
Also on display are beautiful new paintings by James Tennison, Peggy Woods and Bruce Morrow, as well as a fine selection of sculptures by Georgia Gerber, Sharon Spencer, Lloyd Whannell, Dan Freeman, and Pam Kueny Taylor. Further offerings are an extensive collection of art glass by Robert Adamson, Fritz Dreisbach and Seth Blackwell, and jewelry by Barbara Mundell and Mary Ellen O’Connor. We also have several new ceramic pieces by Joan Govedare.
Kathleen Frugé Brown
new plein-air paintings
August 3 - September 3
GALLERY HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
MAY thru SEPTEMBER WEEKENDS 10 - 6
WEEKDAYS 11 - 5
FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL
Saturday, Sunday 10 - 5
Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 - 4
Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER
Saturday, Sunday 10 - 5
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 - 4
Tuesday by appointment
CLOSED IN JANUARY