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Light, Color, & Clear Space: Blown Glass Art by Pat Ryan
November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
During the month of November, Crozet Artisan Depot proudly presents glass art work by guest artist Patrick Ryan. A Second Saturday Reception will be held on November 10th from 3-5pm in the historic Crozet train depot. In this month-long show and sale during November only, Pat will showcase his beautiful blown glass work, using both transparent and opaque colored glass to create radiant and colorful bowls, vases, flowers, and ornaments.
We encourage you to visit The Depot in November to view his work! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.
Patrick Ryan, a semi-retired optometrist, has always had a strong interest in the visual arts. Weekends are often spent visiting museums and attending art shows. His appreciation of the arts grew even more after watching his daughter Calli Ryan pursue an MFA in painting. However, the ultimate inspiration was seeing works of blown glass in museums and watching the process of blowing and manipulating hot glass.
“I enjoy both the technical aspect and the science behind the physical properties of glass as well as the actual hands-on molding, shaping, and combining of colors. Artistically, I love the way glass has the ability to show colors in such an extremely vibrant way. Each time I finish a piece, I am amazed at the striking contrast between the crystal-clear areas and the colors. My focus now is exploring that fascinating interaction between light, color, and clear space in my pieces.”
Pat’s glass work can be seen at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.