Primitive forms of plant life appear to dominate the blown glass in “New Growth: Signs of Life,” an exhibit by Flame Run Resident Artist Devyn Baron which opens February 10. The exhibit will run until April 1. A grand opening will be held on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. with a demonstration by Devyn at 7:00p.m.
Baron said her work is influenced by early life forms – tendrils, spores and mushroom caps -- but she stops short of saying what the forms actually are. “The pieces are a bit ambiguous. I like to leave it to the viewer to draw her own conclusions about this work: Is it plant, animal or some form in between,” Baron said.
Baron, 27, became interested in glass when she was a student at DuPont Manual High School’s visual arts program. She majored in glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art, graduating with a fine arts degree in 2001. Since then, Baron served as a teaching assistant at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and the Penland Crafts School in Penland, N.C. She worked at Louisville’s Glassworks before joining Flame Run in 2004.
About Flame Run:
Flame Run™, Louisville’s newest and largest contemporary glass art studio and gallery, is owned by Brook Forrest White Jr. and Susie Garbee Slabaugh. The renovated 12,500 square building at 828 East Market Street, in Louisville’s East Market Street Arts District, showcases contemporary and original glass creations, includes a working glass-blowing hot shop, and classes for beginning glass artists. Hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Log on to www.flamerun.com or call 502 584-5353 or 1 888 584-5353 for more information.