FEATURE EXHIBITION September 2 - October 3
GLASS - Robert Adamson, Katrina Hude, Steph Mader
If you are looking for a unique excursion to the world of art glass, you don’t have to travel to Murano, Italy, just visit the Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.
During the month of September the gallery showcases three of Whidbey’s uniquely talented glass artists - Robert Adamson, Katrina Hude, and Steph Mader.
This exhibition demonstrates some of the diversity and innovation in contemporary art glass in our region.
Robert Adamson is known by many as a pioneer in hot glass in the Pacific Northwest, having a career spanning 47 years. Adamson is showing his newest work - handblown vessels from his “Broken Fence Series”. An image is created in the vessel by adding copper wire to the molten glass. Sometimes a landscape with a fence, a tree, or a blossoming flower, always with stunning results.
Katrina Hude’s glass work combines her mastery of old-world glass techniques with an exuberant eye for color and fine design. Hude has mastered the art of murrini, miniature glass tiles that are fused together on a steel plate, rolled onto a clear glass cylinder at the end of a blowpipe and shaped into beautiful vessels. She is also an expert at cane working, a glassblowing technique that is used to add unique intricate lacy patterns and stripes to blown glass.
Steph Mader is know for her fused glass landscapes. Steph describes her process, “I create landscapes from tiny particles of colored glass. I build them layer by layer, from back to front: first the sky, horizon and distant hills, then the planes of the middle ground and last, the details of the foreground.” The finished fused glass piece will have between five and eight layers of glass.
The artists’ reception for Robert, Katrina and Steph will take place during ‘First Friday at Greenbank Farm’ on Friday, September 2, from 5 to 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The Farm’s other galleries and shops will all be open until 7PM as well. There will be live music in several spots, and delicious food by Island Mexican Food Truck, Whidbey Island Kettle Corn, and of course, dessert at Whidbey Pies Cafe.
The rest of the gallery is filled with a rich assortment
of glass, jewelry, encaustics, ceramics, woodwork, sculptures,
paintings and prints from our fine artists.
October 7 - 31
DAN FREEMAN - sculptures
November 4 - January 2
FINE ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Group Show of Gallery Artists
Check out this interview with Rob by journalist/videographer Mark Jaroslaw:
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
May through Sept. OPEN DAILY 10 - 5
Oct. through April Tues. by appointment
other weekdays 11 - 4
weekends 10 - 5
Rob Schouten Gallery and Sculpture Garden, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at Historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island amid rolling hills and forests offering breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountains. Aside from Rob Schouten Gallery the Farm also houses Whidbey Pies Cafe, Greenbank Farm & Wine Shop, Greenbank Cheese & Specialties Shop, Artworks Gallery and Raven Rocks Gallery & Gifts.
Centrally located at the heart of Whidbey Island, just off Hwy. 525 and Wonn Road at the narrowest point on the island, you can’t miss the open fields and red barns. We are just 18 miles north of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry, or 10 miles south of Coupeville, with ample free parking.
We look forward to seeing you!