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Against the Surface: New Glass Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

, Jun 7, 2010

Contact: Denise Marie Rose
Phone: 505-954-9902
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Against the Surface: New Glass Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

SANTA FE, N.M. [June 7, 2010] – Mixed media glass artist, Shelley Muzylowski Allen takes her interests in animal forms and hot sculpting with glass to new levels in Against the Surface—a show comprised of blown glass animal forms then rendered with detail drawings inspired by Allen’s natural surroundings. Against the Surface will be on display at the Blue Rain Gallery from July 7 - 17, 2010 with an artist reception on Thursday, July 8th from 5 -8pm.

Formerly trained as a painter, Allen’s discovery of glass art seemed like a natural progression, and one that allowed her to continue to emphasize painterly judgment when dealing with depth of color, surface texture, and quality. While mostly comprised of glass the artist combine horsehair, twine, and metal to further explore texture in her work. On the spectrum of innovation in glass art, this is one fantastic new show that should not be missed!

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