Thursday, November 27, 2008

The December Newsletter

We add a new article every month, this month we teach How To Trim And Cut A Stained Glass Panel That's Too Long. It's a technique that you don't need often, but when you do need comes in handy!

You'll need to click on the link to read the article.

Don't miss the Show at the Covey Center For The Arts..if you're anywhere close. It will be ongoing From December 5th till January 2nd. Learn More at or call the Ticket Office for Information: 801-852-7007 to know times and dates. We'll be displaying several pieces and many of our friends are in the show.
Plan to visit the artists at the reception on Dec 5th from 7pm to 9 pm.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Getting Ready For An Art Show

We are working on preparations for an art show in December at The Covey Center For The Arts. Usually, we just work on the art and someone else puts the show together, but we did a show last year at the center, so we didn't have enough new work to carry the whole thing. So we deceided to invite friends who are artists to be in the show.

Have you ever noticed that many very creative people are also very flaky? You would think that at least artists who make a living at their art would be somewhat organized, but that isn't the case.

I called several friends to see why they hadn't responded to the invitation. The answer? Oh I opened that e-mail but didn't have time to read it!

Then there were the worriers, what kind of art can it be, how big should it be, what medium should I use, can it be mixed media, where is it, detail, detail and more detail? On and on, I just want to say call me when you make a decision.

It's been really fun to work out the problems. We've lined up some really wonderful pieces. And the show will really be great!

The official name of the show is “A Collective Season Of Joy”. It will run from December 5th to December 29th, 2008. And if you want to meet the artists, you should come to it on the 5th, same day as the gallery stroll downtown. There will be refreshments that evening. It's at The Covey Center For The Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, Utah 84601

How To Put Metal Around An Octagon Shaped Panel

We sometimes find it useful to put 1/8" "U" zinc around a panel. It can be used as a permanent frame on panels where the gap between pieces of glass on the edge are less than 5" apart. One of the things we find 1/8" metal useful for is in strengthening a panel with a weak design that we have to ship off for someone else to install. The 1/8" zinc adds enough extra to keep the panel from "folding" up. Click here to read the rest of the article with pictures.