FLORENCE—Four glass artists have joined together to put on a two-day Art Show and Sale. The dates are Friday, June 9, from 1 - 5 p.m.; and Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The venue is the FRAA Art Center and Gallery, 120 Maple St. in Old Town, Florence. Receptions for visitors will be held on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Just who are these four “glassy ladies” living here in Florence? They are Peggy Goodrow, who works with Stained Glass; Tina Shoys, who works with Mosaic Glass; Kristin Anderson, who works with Fused Glass; and Patti Williams, who does Lampwork.
Peggy Goodrow’s favorite thing to do with glass is to “use lots of color and different textures of glass.”
In addition to being a member of Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA), she is on the Art Display Committee at the Siuslaw Library.
Tina Shoys started to do mosaic work
after retirement, and she sells her art on Etsy, at local arts and crafts events, and has sold work in several local shops. She is also a member of FRAA.
Kristin Anderson says she fell in love with the color and creativity that comes with creating glass art.
She has an Etsy store, and has sold work in Galleries, including FRAA, where she is President of the Board. She is also a member of Backstreet Gallery.
Patti Williams, in addition to painting with watercolors and oils, creates jewelry which is “inspired by nature.”
Her method of creating involves lampworking, which is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass.
Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.
Williams is a member and teacher at FRAA, and also serves on the Gallery Display Committee at the Florence Events Center.