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Fun and Glass Art for a Good Cause

In Art Classes, Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Gallery on May 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Come one, come all to the glass carnival! Running from June 3 – July 30, Flame Run is pulling out all the stops for this fun-filled kid-centric glass art exhibit.

The show will include whimsical contemporary glass art such as Eddie Bernard’s alphabet zoo animals and Shelley Muzylowski Allen’s colorful jester giraffes. And what would a carnival be without ice cream vendors, balloon animals, face-painting, and giant (four-feet tall) popsicles at the Flame Run entrance!

Proceeds from the show (10 percent of all sales) will benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Children are invited to an opening day kid-friendly reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 4. Steve Scherer will do a flame-working demonstration and Carrie Battista will do a hot glass demonstration.

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Why Botanical Art?

In See It Now on May 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

             Amethystine Memories by Linda Bourgault

Botanical art creates an awareness of plant life in various forms.  Plants are a living art form and many talented artists acknowledge the power of plant life and it’s beauty. However, botanical artists have the ability through their work to capture in an image or painting what most can not see by viewing a plants outer appearance. The botanical art tradition combines science and art. Botanical artists seek to understand the structure of plants and to communicate this knowledge to their audience in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

K. A. S. Gallery is exhibiting  a variety of national and international botanical artists at Mellwood Art Center, from May 13Th to June 24Th.  An art reception will be held on May 27Th, 6:30 -9 p.m.