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Elemental: New Works in Glass by Nancy Callan

, May 1, 2012

Contact: Denise Phetteplace
Phone: 505-954-9902
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Elemental: New works in Glass by Nancy Callan

Color and experimental pattern meet form in a suite of new work inspired by desert botanical life

SANTA FE, N.M. [May 15, 2012] –Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to announce a visually arresting one-woman show titled Elemental with well-established glass artist, Nancy Callan. The show will be on view from May 25 – June 16, 2012 with an artist reception on Friday, May 25th from 5 – 7pm.

Hailed for her command of hyper-technical Venetian technique, and noted for the joyfulness translated through her gestural and sometimes whimsical forms, Callan presents a range of challenging new sculptures in glass. Many of the works in Elemental play off the inspiration of desert flora and the artist’s tendency to gravitate toward asymmetrical forms. Elaborately organized strands of color, achieved through experimental methods with short-cut cane, grace Callan’s new glass sculptures. The end result of this complex and dynamic process is exquisite: clarity of form meets magnification of detail!

Callan has worked in the medium of hot glass for nearly twenty years and her art continues to be recognized and exhibited nationally. Elemental marks the artist’s first one-woman show with Blue Rain Gallery. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to experience the artwork of Nancy Callan!


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