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Exhibits

Reshaped by Ann Klem

Reshaped by Ann Klem

September 4 - November 15, 2020

Reshaped glass, that is. Just start with a sheet or a block of glass and have a very clear design in mind.

-Ann Klem

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Retrofuturism

Retrofuturism

May 1 - August 28, 2020

By the year 2020 we expected to have flying cars, our homes populated with uni-tasking robots, and be vacationing on Mars.  Technology has come both further than  any futurist could have predicted, but also not in the way a lot of people expected.

Glass artists will pay tribute to these ideas of the future seen by the past, and the future seen by the present in this landmark 2020 group exhibition.  Inspiration from the aesthetics, architecture, and technology of our wildest imaginations of the future will be displayed.

Featuring work by Rik Allen, Eoin Breadon, Mike da Ponte, Jason Chakravarty & Jennifer Caldwell, Andy Schultz, Brook F. White, Jr., Paul Nelson, Steven Ciezski, Adam Haigh, & Tiffany Ackerman.

 

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Intense Details, featuring Photography by Debbie Joplin

Intense Details, featuring Photography by Debbie Joplin

February 7 - April 24, 2020

This spring, Flame Run will be featuring photography by multi-award-winning and nationally exhibiting artist Debbie Joplin.  These photos focus on the small worlds around us that we often overlook.  Using macro filters and multi exposures, she brings us into the tiny details of our surroundings, and forces us to reexamine the little things.

“Photography is about living, about finding that very depth of life.  It’s about capturing that one fleeting moment and making time stand still IN that brief moment.”

Joplin, a Louisville based artist, will be showing her work alongside glass art that uses delicate detail and patterns to highlight the layers in each piece.

An opening reception will be held at Flame Run on Friday, February 7 from 530-830pm.

 

 

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Holiday Cheers

Holiday Cheers

November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

It’s that time of year again! This year’s Holiday Cheers Exhibit is going to include something for just about everyone on your list.

From $20-$2000, we have it all. We’ll gift wrap and ship many items, and we have helpful suggestions if you’re stumped. Don’t forget to give the gallery a call to start or continue the family traditions with our Blow-Your-Own ornament project!

Can’t visit us in person? No worries. Click HERE to buy gift certificates for the nice list from the comfort of your favorite chair and fuzzy slippers. 

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Legacy: The Assistants of Stephen Rolfe Powell

Legacy: The Assistants of Stephen Rolfe Powell

September 6 - October 25, 2019

The Godfather of Kentucky glass, Stephen Rolfe Powell, left behind a legacy in the lives he touched.  Among those he strongly influenced, were his assistants over the years.  None more than the ones that continue to pursue glass after their time as part of his team.

Flame Run has co-ordinated an exhibit of works by some of the many assistants, including:  Brook F. White, Jr., Thomas Spake, John Stokes, Adam Haigh, Matthew Cummings, Jonathan Capps, DH McNabb, Che Rhodes, Paul Nelson, Sam Spees, Patrick Martin & Paul Hugues

On display at Flame Run, September 6 – October 25

Reception and demonstration, Friday, September 20, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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Louisville Locals

Louisville Locals

June 19 - August 31, 2019

Showcasing work by local artists in both two and three dimensional works.

Glass work by: Brook F. White Jr., DH McNabb, Devyn Griley & Chuck Gerson

Two dimensional work by: Samantha Ludwig, Eden Luna, Matthew Christensen, Tiffany Ackerman & Rodolfo Salgado Jr.

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Flame Run Presents: Nadine Saylor

Flame Run Presents: Nadine Saylor

April 19 - June 1, 2019

Flame Run is proud to present the work of Nadine Saylor.

Nadine Saylor graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007 with her MFA in “Sculpture Dimensional Studies”. She was an Artist-In-Residence at “Sculpture Space” in Utica, NY the summer of 2008. That same fall, she became an Instructor at Bowling Green State University where she taught glassblowing and glass casting for four years. Since then, Nadine has been an artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto, ON and at the Pittsburgh Glass Center where she had an exhibition in the Hodge Gallery at its completion. She currently teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

“My installation entitled ‘Notions” is a wall of about 50 larger than life buttons that are made out of glass with vintage ceramic decals fired on their surface. When going through a drawer, I found a jar of buttons. As I was looking through them, one of the buttons struck me. It had a design pattern of flowers and leaves on its surface in black and ruby. I remembered the dress that it came from and was interested in my memory of this dress. These buttons are a blank canvas through which I reference the world around me. I live on a farm in Southern Illinois with an array of chickens, goats and horses that depict as my local countryside. Not only does my current farm life play a part in my glasswork, I am interested in childhood memories and how they play a part in our lives. My imagery becomes a nostalgic place for the viewer to interpret life with his or her own recollections.” -Nadine Saylor

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(glass)Makers

(glass)Makers

March 1 - April 13, 2019

This March, Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery will host Australian Glass Masters, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott.

Known for their extraordinary collaborations, this husband and wife team create delicate yet complex patterns and textures through glass blowing and carving respectively.

This high caliber exhibit emphasizes artists who create at the highest level and of art and technique.

Other featured artists include: John Miller, Paul Nelson, Devyn Griley, DH McNabb, and Brook F. White, Jr.

A demonstration by Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott and a reception will take place on Friday, March 22 from 6-9pm.

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Solo exhibit:  Nikolaj Christensen

Solo exhibit: Nikolaj Christensen

September 7 - November 10, 2018

Flame Run is proud to introduce the work of Nikolaj Christensen.

“With glassblowing, mastery is only achieved through hard work. It comes along with figuring out how to maintain focus despite sweltering heat, or burns, cuts, and innumerable other painful distractions that go hand-in-hand with life in a hotshop. It comes through learning to keep on going even if a minor slipup means hours of effort crash to the ground at the penultimate moment. Truly, the successes of our art form are measurable in blood, sweat and tears, in the most literal sense of the words.”-Nikolaj Christensen

Gallery director, Tiffany Ackerman, says, “Nikolaj’s clean forms, traditional shapes and easy going design will make for a spectacular exhibit.  We are thrilled to celebrate him with a showing of his latest works.”

There will be an opening reception and demonstration on Friday, September 7 from 5 to 8 pm.

 

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The Mirror Dimension

The Mirror Dimension

April 6 - May 27, 2018

This spring, Flame Run will display objects that stare back.

 

“The Mirror Dimension” will feature sign painter Alex Sublett, and highlight work by Philabaum Glass Studio, Brook F. White, Jr., and Flame Run.

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