Glasscapes Blown Glass Sculpture Exhibit
Date/TimeDate(s) - 06/03/2017
LocationSherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Hwy.
Corona del Mar, CA
Sherman Library & Gardens is pleased to announce GLASSCAPES by Viscosity
A dynamic and temporary blown glass sculpture exhibit coming June 3rd thru October 29, 2017. Artists Scott Graham & Cristy Aloysi of Viscosity Glass Studio, in Boulder Creek, CA, are installing five beautiful contemporary blown glass sculptures for their second exhibit in a public garden setting.
This husband & wife team, began their glassblowing careers at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, where they became fascinated with the ancient process of glassmaking. The challenge of forming beautiful handmade objects out of molten material captivated them. While in New York they became involved in the city’s energetic art and design world and soon brought that influence into their work. After leaving New York, the couple went on to study at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle ME., Centro Studio Vetro in Venice, Italy and Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle, WA. In 2002 Scott & Cristy moved to Seattle WA, the center of the American art glass movement, to create a line of contemporary glass objects for the home. Their goal is to create pieces that are unique in their clean lines and simple designs. The couple now resides in Boulder Creek, CA, surrounded by the serene beauty of the redwoods, where they continue to design and make original blown glass pieces.
Inspired by the amazing plants and grounds of Sherman Library & Gardens, Scott and Cristy created three original pieces just for the Gardens. These brand new pieces will accompany two sculptures previously displayed at Fioli Gardens in Redwood City, CA during the summer of 2016.
Sherman Library & Gardens, celebrating 50 years, is a vibrant cultural center in the heart of Corona del Mar. Visitors can explore the nationally renowned botanic gardens which boast over 100 species of palms from around the world, a lush tropical conservatory, artistic succulent garden and gorgeous annual flower displays. Whether its sculptures in the garden like “Glasscapes” or the permanent collection of California Plein air paintings displayed in the historic research Library the lush garden setting plays host to an array of festivals, programs, and art displays. The Library specializes in the history of the Pacific Southwest with artifacts displayed through revolving exhibits in the Adobe Gallery. Café Jardin features coastal garden cuisine under the direction of executive chef Pascal Olhats who marries vibrantly fresh California produce with a French pedigree.
Open Daily 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: Adults $5.00 12-18 $3.00 and under 12 free. The Gardens are always free to members.
Café Jardin is open Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for reservations call (949) 673-0033