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Works in Glass by Anthony Gelpi

Works in Glass by Anthony Gelpi

DUBLIN, Ohio — (Dec. 14, 2007) Convergence: Works in Glass by Anthony Gelpi opens Jan. 2, 2008 at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Ohio. The exhibition of contemporary glass artwork remains on view through Jan. 31. The opening reception for Anthony Gelpi will be held on Thurs., Jan. 3 from 6 to 8 pm at the Dublin Arts Center. The Center is the former home of Gelpi’s grandmother, Eleanor Gelpi, an enthusiast and patron of the arts. The exhibition and the reception are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

Gelpi’s designs are inspired by some of the oldest glass studios in the world, yet are presented with contemporary form and vision to create a convergence of purity and beauty in the modern shapes of the vessels he creates.

Gelpi is a full-time studio artist and has been working with glass since 1996. He has studied at many glass schools including Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, the studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Glass Axis of Columbus, Planas Viau in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. Anthony exhibits internationally and in many prominent galleries across the U.S.

The artist was initially drawn to the fluidity and unpredictability of glass as an artistic medium and these elements continue to inspire his passion for his work today.

According to Gelpi, “Glass blowing is an act of impulse. While creating it, you may only realize half of its true artistic meaning. Your subconscious creates the rest, and only after the conception and conclusion of the form can you really see what you are truly reflecting.”

Exhibition hours for Convergence are Tues./Wed. 10am–7pm; Thurs./Fri. 10am–5pm; and Sat. 11am-2pm. Refreshments for the opening reception are graciously provided by Sunflower Market of Dublin.

For more information about any of Dublin Arts Council’s classes, exhibitions and events please call (614) 889-7444 or visit DAC online at www.dublinarts.org. Dublin Arts Council engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts.

Posted 12.17.07

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