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Midas: New Glass Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

, Dec 22, 2011

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Midas: New Glass Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski Allen
A truly decadent show in glass!

Scottsdale, AZ / Santa Fe, NM [December 20, 2011] – Mixed media glass artist Shelley Muzylowski Allen combines technical skill and alchemy to create blown glass sculpture of rare beauty, strength and fancy. Blue Rain Contemporary in Scottsdale, AZ is proud to announce Midas, an exciting show of new blown glass sculptures by Shelley Muzylowski Allen on display February 16 – 29, 2012 with an artist reception Thursday, February 16th from 7 – 9pm.

Hailed for her deft handling of the molten medium and her ability to create blown glass creatures—namely horses—with precision and personality, Shelley Muzylowski Allen uses this new body of work to create a visual language of decadence in glass as she explores golden, richly colored surfaces and a menagerie of exotic animal forms. Her techniques also employ her savvy for painting (Muzylowski Allen has a formal training as a painter) as evidenced by her use of color, treatment of surface, and special detail toward vignettes which grace the surfaces of each piece. Do not miss an opportunity to see these new works!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
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. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at