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February 25 @ 4:00 pm - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
Evergreen in winter, filled with the colors of blue sky, green trees, and white snow… until you enter the Center for the Arts and the Saturation exhibit, where you encounter an “Oasis of Color.”
Saturation features the work of artists Helen Rudy and Danny Williams. Helen’s use of bright colors and graceful patterns are the hallmarks of her unique style in the art of creating fused glass. Danny is a master of mark-making and brush strokes to create sculptural-like paintings. He uses oil paint to achieve a unique multi-dimensional effect.
ARTIST Q & A
Please enjoy this enlightening and entertaining recording of our Question and Answer session with artists Helen Rudy and Danny Williams at the opening reception for SATURATION on February 25, 2022.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Helen Rudy came to creating beautiful fused glass pieces from a non-traditional background in construction management. Her attention to color detail, layering, and saturation heralds back to her degree. Her crisp and clean designs clearly focus on the interaction of light and its effect on the glass.
Each piece of glass is measured and hand cut. By layering one color or many different colors on top of each other, a bright and bold design is created. The glass is first fired in a kiln to about 1500 degrees F to melting or fusing point. Sometimes a second firing is needed to create a shape. The glass can be in the kiln for several days before finishing.
Almost entirely self-taught, Rudy attended workshops with Milon Townsend and Lisa Voigt, attended the Pilchuck Scool of Glass to study with Alicia Lomne, and in 2011 studied casting Pate De Verre with Anna Boothe.
I consider all my paintings to be visual portals to other realms…visual portals that draw the viewer into their depths and hopefully evoke a sense of wonder. I rely on color, brush technique, perspective, and the physical properties of oil paint and light to achieve this unique, multi-dimensional effect. Consequently, my paintings appear very sculptural and organic.
The images that I create are abstract interpretations of my life experiences, interests, travels, and observations of nature. I am drawn to re-creating the dynamic, flowing wave-forms and patterns that I observe in nature. Thus, giving my “abstract” paintings a sense of familiarity and identity to the viewer.
Danny Williams is represented by Walker Fine Art.
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