Wednesday, October 13
Glass works aren't just the boring old vases that Grams would never let anyone under 30 even breathe near. The medium has expanded to include art that transcends even the challenging method of glassblowing. Instead of pristine bottles with nary a trace of man's involvement, collectors embrace the tiny bubbles trapped in a blown dish, complex and non-utilitarian creations, and details that allow the world of glass to incorporate the word "funky." Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, 5100 Belt Line Road, presents On the Wall Again, an exhibit that features one-of-a-kind (and some limited-edition) works by national artists. The pieces use lively color and texture to make statements and pieces such as Washington artist Richard Glenn's "Celebrity Smiles," which combines two mediums to create a silk-screened fused glass showstopper. The exhibit remains open through October 31, and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 972-239-7957.