Reception for It’s A Dry Heat

February 5, 2011

Opening Reception: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Arizona & New Mexico Glass Artists

This exhibition features a broad span of work from nine Southwestern artists.
We present studio glass pioneer, Fritz Dreisbach, whose large Mongo pieces and a hot-formed Pick-Up Truck represent some of the best of his 50 year glass career. The cast glass of Charlie Miner contrasts with the glass tapestries of Carole Perry. Elodie Holmes’s blown vessels are suspended from metal supports, and Bandhu Dunham’s flame worked machines seem to defy the medium.  Cynthia Miller’s wall art fuses glass onto copper.  Jordan Ford creates sphere sculptures with layers of depth shown through sandblasting.  The bracelets and marbles made by Kevin O’Grady bring elegance and beauty to the art of flame working, and  Bronwen Heilman will show her new arty line of “green” jewelry, using recycled bottle glass and bicycle tire rubber.

This show coincides with the Tucson Glass Festival, providing a cross-cultural event for glass artists from the Southwestern United States and Latin America, taking place on April 8-10.  Please see the website of the Sonoran Glass Art Academy, for more information.

Wine, Cheese, & the Art of Lighting!

January 15, 5 – 7 pm


Philabaum Glass Gallery and Monrad Engineering invite you to experience our recently re-lighted gallery space with its new sense of flair and drama!

Utilizing updated lighting sources that offer superior color rendition, beam control, lamp life, and energy efficiency compared to legacy lighting systems, the gallery aesthetics and artistic presentations are freshly tuned for the New Year!

Christian Monrad, P.E., LEED-AP, will share the details of this new technology and implementation strategies along with a wine and cheese fest hosted by Tom, Dabney, and the Philabaum Gallery team.

Come see what you can do in your gallery, home, or office with this state of the art lighting!