What's happening at C'ville Arts?
- “Adventures in Felting”, Fiber Artist Karen Shapcott through March 2014
- “Out of the Blue” – New Work by Jeweler-Glass Artist Diana Branscome through February
- January is a Cool Month for Such a HOT Sale
- Virginia Artists Make Holiday Magic
- Textiles To Dye For, New Work by Gillian Ruffa Through December 2013
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Diana Branscome opens “Patterns of Nature” Friday, May 4th
C’ville Arts Features – “Patterns of Nature”, Works in glass by Diana Branscome- During May
An exhibit of innovative glass art by our talented Diana Branscome. This locally popular artist will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of May. She will be at the gallery on May 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
Branscome Glass came to life in 2005. Diana Branscome began by using art glass to create pieces that ranged from mirrors to sun catchers to tableware. In the spring of 2008, she became inspired to use recycled glass as her raw material. Diana now works with local restaurants to find and salvage the most unusual and beautiful colors of bottles so that she can give them new lives.
Diana looks to the natural world for much of her inspiration. The colors, shapes and textures in her work are reminiscent of everything from the night sky to flowing water. In this exhibit, Branscome has chosen photographic images that serve as specific focal points for her creative process. These images are the two-dimensional sparks for her three dimensional pieces, teasing her to find inventive yet organic patterns that reflect her thoughts.
“Sometimes it’s a straightforward case of the color or the lines of something that can inspire me,” said Branscome recently, as she described her upcoming show. “Other times, it’s the play of light or shadow that flips the creative switch.”
In addition to her decorative or functional lines of bowls and plates, Branscome builds glass lamp shades (www.shadesoflight.com). She also creates glass gems out of recycled glass which she incorporates into her jewelry designs, giving an overall impression of beach glass. For more background, visit her website www.branscomeglass.com.
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