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Blue Rain Gallery Plans Encore of Unprecedented Art Show: Visions in Glass II

Mar 28, 2008

Contact: Denise Phetteplace, Gallery Director
Phone: 505-954-9902
Images available upon request.



SANTA FE, N.M. – Blue Rain Gallery will host Visions in Glass II featuring contemporary glass artwork by Tammy Garcia and Preston Singletary. The show runs from Friday, March 28 through Thursday, April 15 and will be held at Blue Rain Gallery’s Santa Fe location at 130 Lincoln Avenue.
Opening Reception with Tammy Garcia and Preston Singletary on Friday, March 28 at 5pm

Visions in Glass II will include two dozen glass vessels designed by Garcia, a world- renowned artist who works in pottery, jewelry, glass, and bronze. She begins the creative process of interpreting traditional pottery into contemporary glass by designing each vessel on paper. Singletary, a pioneer in glass sculpture, brings those ideas to life by blowing each unique, free-form vessel to Tammy’s exact visualized standards. Once the vessels are blown, Garcia uses her artistry and talent to add designs to each piece.

Each vessel reflects Garcia’s exploration of traditional Native American forms and designs reinterpreted in glass. In these new pieces, she works with different Native American imagery drawing inspiration from various time periods and pueblos including Zuni, Acoma, and San Ildefonso. “The true artistry is Tammy’s glass,” says Leroy Garcia, owner of Blue Rain Gallery. “This show reflects her creative genius and her flexibility.” He adds that Singletary was instrumental in introducing glass to the Southwest and making the show possible. “If it weren’t for Preston, there wouldn’t be a show like this.”

The combination of Garcia’s vision and ingenuity and Singletary’s skill results in highly-coveted, one-of-a-kind glass vessels. The first Visions in Glass show, held in 2005, was a success and more importantly, a breakthrough for the regional art scene. “The Southwest was fairly new to glass when we did the first Visions in Glass show. It really sent shockwaves through the market and put glass on the forefront here,” says Leroy Garcia. “Since then, there’s been a huge demand for it. So I expect this show to be as popular as the first.”

About Blue Rain Gallery
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. The gallery features an extraordinary collection of pueblo pottery, paintings, sculpture and bronze, glass art, and southwest jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Phone 505-954-9902. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at