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Silica to Sparkle
The Art of Glass

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through January 26, 2014
Burnett Gallery
Gualala Arts Center

Roy Little
Roy Little

This exhibit is dedicated to
master glass artists

Roy Little and Sonny Cresswell.

Glass -- so fragile and so dangerous, and yet so amazingly beautiful. It is a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted medium. It can be blown, fused, carved, torched, painted, cut and put back together. In other words, it is not your usual art platform.

It can be used as a window, a vessel, an enclosure or decorative item. Glass artists are only limited by their imaginations. This show will showcase the best of art glass in a beautiful venue.

  Fred 'Sonny' Cresswell
Sonny Cresswell

December is a perfect month for sparkling things, so join us in celebrating the art of glass. The opening reception, with finger foods and a no-host bar, is on December 6, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Glass art by Leslie Moody
Leslie Moody
This is an open, non-juried show with a judge and awards. All artists, from all backgrounds, are welcome to participate in this exhibit. We encourage all glass artists to enter, so we will have a remote drop-off day in Sebastopol on December 2 in addition to the December 3 drop-off day at the Gualala Arts Center in Gualala (see the registration form, available online and at the Gualala Arts Center, for details).

This exhibit will also honor the master artist Roy Little, who passed away in May, 2008, at the age of 69. See examples of Roy's works and a touching homage to him by his friend Susan Peterson.

Roy was a long time friend of Gualala Arts, creating the Jacob Foyer's stained glass chandelier, wall sconces and entry window. The chandelier was commissioned by Randy Owings in honor of his wife Christina and created by Roy Little and Jim Raidl along with the help of Sonny Creswell, Leslie Moody and Elaine Jacob. The chandelier was hung in the Jacob Foyer in 2007 with the help of George Marshall, Jim Grenwelge, Ben Klagenburg, "Sus" Susalla, and Randy and Chris Owens' children.

Glass art by Meg Oldman
Meg Oldman
Glass art by Dianne Van de Carr
Dianne Van de Carr

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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