The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show celebrates art of all mediums. Glass has been recognized as a luxury material for ages. The material has evolved as glass-making techniques shift with technology, and styles shift with the eras. The only constant is its beauty. Think René Lalilique, Émile Gallé, Louis Comfort Tiffany… All renowned masters of the art. The 13th annual show which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 26-28 brings together a very talented pool of artists from all over the country for this juried Show.
Florida Native: Innovative Clearwater, Florida Glass Artist, Marlene Rose
National Endowment of the Arts Grant Award Winner, Marlene Rose, utilizes a rare and relatively new technique sandcast glass to bring her visions to life. Her works are collected by the glass cognoscenti, fine-art collectors, and Hollywood A-List celebrities including John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Bell and others. Working from her Clearwater, Florida studio, Marlene has taken the thousands year-old tradition of bronze casting and applied it to molten glass. Read more: www.marleneroseglass.com
First Timer: Capturing the Essence of Nature in a Fine Craft Showcase of Glass
Hand sculpted and blown glass in the classic technique by David and Jennifer Clancy demonstrate life like natural scenes frozen in time. From their studio in Jamestown, Rhode Island, they are often inspired by the sea which is reflected in their captivating natural landscapes. Well-known in the Northeast U.S. for their solo show at the Newport Art Museum, the Clancy’s have earned a following of fine craft collectors and glass aficionados alike and will be making their first appearance at this year’s Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. Read more: www.clancydesigns.com
Emerging Talent: Casey McMains Brings the Magic of Cameo Glass
The cameo glass of Vermont emerging artist, Casey McMains tends towards the surreal and symbolic weaving meaning and thoughts together. Casey prefers to work with glass because it has a memory. It is able to be transparent, translucent, and opaque simultaneously in the same piece. She explains that working in glass provides the opportunity to sculpt with light and shadow in a dynamic and intimate way that is unlike any other medium. She believes that it is magic, true alchemy in the vein of Newton and Flemmel, using all the elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit) to create something that didn’t exist until the moment of its creation. Casey is looking forward to showcasing her latest works during her first appearance at The 2016 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. See more: www.etsy.com/shop/CaseyMcMainsGlass
For more information and to sign up for updates, please go to www.craftsamericashows.com. Tickets will be available for sale beginning January 2016 through the website. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.