Good Morning Glory by Ross Lipson

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village Opens New Year with Lipson & Badger Artworks

There are two exceptional artists featured this month in the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver in the Village.  You’re invited to meet them as well as many other local artists on January 9 (4 to 6pm) for Second Saturday celebration with food, wine and fun!

New gallery artist, Ross Lipson photographs the great outdoors to perfection.  His featured piece this month is Good Morning Glory, taken at Sparks Lake on a beautiful snowy early morning complete with Alpenglow colors.  He says, “The scene was out of a fairy tale, it was a dream.  The mountains, the lake, the trees, the colors…..everything came together perfectly for this show.  I was overwhelmed with appreciation for the beauty in front of me.  I stared deep into the mountains, as if they can hear and feel me and all I could say in thanks was Good Morning Glory!!”

Marily-Badger-Jan-2016-imageMarily Badger has a true gift with her creativity  with glass. In the gallery you will find brilliant dichroic glass jewelry as well as etched glass vessels and now, her series of beautiful art lamps.  It is always wonderful when a fine piece of art has a practical purpose as well.

For Badger’s featured leaf lamp, she begins with a series of special molds where she inserts ground glass. The ground glass is called ‘frit’ and is carefully sifted over the finished lines in layers.  Once the leaf is fired in her kiln, she sets it aside while the glass panels are cut and cleaned.  The fused leaf is put into place and then surrounded by larger ‘frit’ for the front panel.  This is then carefully fired together in the kiln to fuse….then another firing in the kiln slumps the pieces to make the perfect curve.  There are five days of individual firings to create a single lamp.  Definitely crafted with a love of the art.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver
57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver
541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274
www.artistsgallerysunriver.com

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