June 21st – July 30th
Our first solo exhibition features the work of glass and mixed media mosaic artist, Katie Wheat Pernu. As a medium so affected by light, expect these works to truly shine in our new window-lined space! In this exhibit, you will explore a combination of hand cut and chipped stained glass, stones, beads, old hardware, and an array of found objects. Viewers will experience both a variety of colorful images from a distance, as well as a study of tiny textural bits and pieces upon closer observation.
The old saying – ‘seeing the world through rose colored glasses’ – is obviously the inspiration for my title, but my seeing is not passive. It is active. My view is changed in the doing itself – the creation, the execution and the analysis of each piece. Seeing in new ways is my job.
Many of us engage in activities that truly take us away from our worries. There is such focus in the moment, that all else disappears. Whatever does that for you, it is not just an activity. It is your best gift.
To me, the world is a kinder, gentler place looking through my glass. I invite you to come and look with me.
Glass Colored Roses will be celebrated with a catered reception held on Thursday, July 7th from 5:30pm to 8pm that is free to the public. The reception will be sponsored by the Blockhouse Grill and Pub and Wild Meadows Café with floral embellishments by The Flower Co.