Dinner a l’Art

Tom and Dabney opened their gallery as the location for a Dinner a l’ Art fundraiser for the Tucson Museum of Art, on February 20, 2010.  The Board of Trustees of the Museum hosted the dinner, and Ron Wassell of Blue House Catering provided dishes from many different deserts of the world.  The event was fun for us, and we think the guests enjoyed the unusual venue as well.  Drinks and hor d’oevres took place in the gallery, and  dinner was served in the glassblowing studio. The centerpiece for each table was one of Tom’s latest creations- a Boulder made of glass, in keeping with the desert theme.  During dessert, Tom entertained the group with glass history,  stories, and some brief razz-ma-taz blowing at the furnace.

Our thanks to the many people who support the Tucson Museum of Art.

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Contemporary Forum Art Auction

Tom Philabaum has contributed a major piece to the Contemporary Forum Art Auction 2010. It will be held at the Phoenix Art Museum on Saturday, February 20, 2010.  The CF Art Auction has become the most prestigious art auction of its kind in the state of Arizona.  This year’s auction, a major annual fund raising event for the museum, will feature many nationally-recognized and established artists.

“Up Against the Wall”

February 6 – March 27, 2010

Karen Ehart                                             Dennis Mullen
Rick & Janet Nicholson                            Tom Philabaum
Susan Pratt-Smith                                    Susan Ward

Susan Pratt-Smith

"Lifting Fog" by Susan Pratt-Smith

We have listened to the comments of our customers who want to see more art for the wall.  Our winter exhibition, “Up Against the Wall” addresses that request.

Susan Pratt-Smith has been one of our most popular jewelers for many years, and we are delighted to exhibit her shimmering wall pieces for the first time.

Karen Ehart is back with her female and male torsos and platters.  The work is slumped and fused, using dichroic glass in her abstract designs.  Susan Pratt-Smith also uses dichroic glass to bring her narratives to life in beautiful fused paintings.  Susan Ward employs collage, and embellishes with hand painting to create her large serene bowls and platters.

Tom Philabaum shows some fused paintings, and collaborates with Louie Via on  fused sectionals.  Dennis Mullen , Rick & Janet Nicholson, and Philabaum have new blown glass platters and large bowls to complete the show.

To see more information on each piece, go the Gallery section, and click on the artist’s name.

"Water" Fused Glass by Tom Philabaum

"Water" Fused Glass by Tom Philabaum