The Glass Alliance – New Mexico, founded by Betsy Ehrenberg, is a regional chapter of Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Its mission is to gather collectors, artists, gallery owners, and the general public in a coordinated venue to visit artists’ studios, tour galleries, view private collections, and learn about the medium through lectures and demonstrations from both New Mexico master artists and well-known masters from around the United States.
Member artists range from the already established to those just emerging in the field. This post highlights the imaginative, impressive work of three women members: Delinda VanneBrightyn, Elodie Holmes, and Lucy Lyon.
DELINDA VANNEBRIGHTYN creates contemporary figurative and abstract pieces such as “Revealed 2,” from her Consciousness series (see image 1). She works in kiln-cast glass and bronze in her studios in Taos and, as she says, “I aspire to create works that speak of grace and clarity, inspiring deep reflection into the root and beauty of the human spirit.”
ELODIE HOLMES is no novice to the medium, having been blowing glass in Santa Fe for some 25 years. Her pieces are described as events “frozen in time.” As can be seen in the pieces to the left, each incorporates a luminous blending of color, transparency, and radiance (see image 2). Her studio/gallery, Liquid Light Glass, is located in the Baca Street Art District.
LUCY LYON is the mistress of figurative, gestural cast-glass pieces that capture the beauty and line of the most essential elements of the human form (see image 3). Each piece suggests a narrative, a story behind the glass, or, as the artist might express it, “a state of mind.” Lucy lives and works in Jaconita and her work is nationally known.
These three accomplished artists are only a small sampling of the talent and accomplishments to be found among Glass Alliance – New Mexico’s members. Check out their website, surf around to see the work of other artists, and DO sign up for upcoming events. The alliance will be an active participant in SOFA – Santa Fe to be held June 11–14, 2009.
-- Rosemary Carstens