Please join us to meet internationally distinguished Australian glass artist Clare Belfrage on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8pm.
Belfrage has forged an international reputation for her distinguished work with detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms.
Belfrage will speak, beginning at 6:30pm, about her history, her influences, and discuss a range of recent works which will be on exhibit in the gallery from May 23rd through June 3rd.
“As an artist, my point of view is often looking from close up. The big feeling that small gives me is intimate and powerful. The industry in nature, its rhythm and energy, dramatic and delicate still holds my fascination as does the language and processes of glass.”
Having maintained a vibrant practice for over twenty-five years, Belfrage has been an active part of artists’ communities in Australia, particularly in Adelaide and Canberra, and has taught frequently here in the US at Pilchuk Glass School, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and The Studio at Corning. She also teaches at major glass centers in Japan and New Zealand.
Belfrage's works can be found in numerous permanent museum collections worldwide, including the Tacoma Museum of Glass (US), Corning Museum of Glass (US), Niijima Glass Museum (Japan), National Gallery of Australia, Museo do Vidro (Portugal) and many more. To view Clare's full bio and resume and view available works, please visit her artist page.
This will be the artist's first visit to Denver. Please attend and help us welcome her as the first gallery artist to speak in our new Denver location about her work.