ART: A Touch of Glass Exhibit
August 4 @ 12:00 pm - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
The members of the Klamath Art Association and Gallery are proud to announce their August exhibit, “A Touch of Glass” featuring the glass creations of Diana Evans and Cat Santarius beginning on Sunday, August 4th. A public reception will be held for the artists on Sunday, August 4th from noon to 4 pm. Gallery goers can expect to see colorful and innovative glass designs as well as multi-media works using glass. The duo collaboration is not be missed! This extraordinary exhibit will run through August 25th.
Evans always dabbled with a variety of crafts but it was glass she fell in love with. In the early 1980’s, a friend introduced her to stained glass and she was hooked. Shortly after that, Evans had an opportunity to take a couple classes in sandblasting (or etched glass) with an artist in Berkeley, California. Buying a sandblasting set up allowed her to start a small business providing building contractors designs on doors, windows, mirrors and signs. She also enjoyed creating keepsake glasses for wedding couples while working with the bridal industry in Las Vegas.
Meeting an artist in New Mexico that combined sandblasting with melting glass in a kiln added another dimension to her glass work. Evans has taken classes with a number of artists around the country and loves learning new processes. As her journey continues, she is having fun and enjoys the endless possibilities glass offers.
Santarius was born in Southern California. She is a graduate of San Luis Rey Academy and has attended various college art classes while working toward a nursing degree. As a nurse and single mother, Santarius would add to her income by consigning her art at various shops along the coast, teach summer school art to kids and dream of the day she could devote full time to her art.
Santarius is a multi-medium artist combining wood, metals, glass and paint to create original pieces for people to enjoy. She fell in love with old windows and decided to recreate her childhood day dreams. Her art reflects her love of nature, sense of humor and all the daydreams she can create by just looking through the windows.
The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River “birding trail.” The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays. According to the Klamath Art Association bylaws our purpose is “to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest.” For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours.
The Gallery is open from 12-4 Thursdays thru Mondays. Admission is always FREE!