April 7 - May 27, 2017
Flame Run is exhibiting the work of Tennessee artist, Thomas Spake’s, in “The World Around Us: Inspiration from the Natural Landscape.”
Spake’s glass vessels conceived through explorations of the natural world. His process involves exploring nature as a photographer first. He photographs objects or moments that express a particular aesthetic to him, and later, he abstracts this essence from his photographs, and translates the narrative into glass. His simple forms act as a canvas for the stories, and his cold working process reveals a tactile quality, and soft transparency, true to the nature of the material.
June 2 - August 26, 2017
Inspired by themes from the “Hunger Games”, Flame Run will be featuring work by artists from all over the nation in the gallery this summer.
“We were thrilled to hear that the Frazier Museum is hosting “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” and wanted to show support with an exhibit of our own.” says gallery director Tiffany Ackerman. “In many ways, the themes from the Hunger Games can be related to life as an artist. You hope to gain patrons and popularity to help you on your path, and success is not granted to all. In the world of art, and specifically with reference to the temperamental nature of hot glass, may the odds be ever in your favor.”
An opening reception and demonstration is scheduled for Friday, June 2.
Featured artists include: Steve Ciezki, Mike da Ponte, Whitney Olsen, Paul Nelson, DH McNabb, Brook F. White, Jr., Rachel Erickson, Tiffany Ackerman & Casey Krueger, Luke Jacomb, and Nicole Stahl