Contemporary studio art glass is alive and thriving in Taos, New Mexico. The artists living and working in Taos in glass grouped together to hold, under the guidance and support of their primary art guild, Glass Alliance - New Mexico, the 2008 Taos Art Glass Invitational. The exhibition was held at Henningsen Fine Art in Taos and featured local and national artists working in glass.
Taos has long been a vital center in which for artists to live and work. The high altitudes, the clear light and skies, the varied and colorful geology of the mountains and high desert mesas make this an especially inspirational place for artists to work and grow. Taos lives in our heart and spirit and beckons to us as a place of journey and expression for the artistic soul.
Herein lies a glimpse into the unique art and special people who were part of the 2008 Taos Art Glass Invitational.
Jo Nan Davis
William C. Davis
Richard & Tupper Hawley
Sculptor, Delinda VanneBrightyn, works in kiln-formed glass and bronze to create contemporary figurative and abstract works which speak of life, growth and revelation. Beginning at age 14 with a career in the performing arts, VanneBrightyn has graced the stage with such extraordinary talents as Gene Kelly, Bob Hope, and Ginger Rogers. When an auto accident abruptly ended her performing arts career, Delinda re-emerged into the world of visual arts. She gained recognition as a fiber artist and then moved on to glass as a primary medium in 2003. Today she works in the rigorous processes necessary to render her work in sculptural kiln-formed glass, utilizing a combination of pate de verre and solid glass casting techniques. Her work is clearly influenced by her past career in dance, as the work has been called "graceful", "moving", "powerful" and "deeply rooted with meaning and intention".