Kathleen Sheard's Wildlife Art in Glass show is open at Montana Bliss Artworks and they will host an artist reception for her on Feb. 14.
Sheard has become increasingly involved in sea turtle conservation. In the not so distant future this mountain lady will move to Florida to be more hands on with sea turtles on both land and sea with the intent to continue creating cast glass sea turtle conservation sculptures.
In this Last Glance, you will be seeing fine art glass wall pieces from vintage to more recent artist studies. This show covers 20 years of vintage to current work.
“Some pieces have not been shown in the public before and others I am striving to re-purpose and up-cycle parts and glass to present work that focus on conservation of resources,” Sheard said.
Frames and matting materials for the artist studies are all sourced from up-cycled and re-purposed parts to consciously focus on conservation of resources. You’ll also find original sketches never previously offered to the public before, plus a few original drawings and multiple detailed prints from a variety of projects.
Last September Sheard was featured artist at a conservation show in Cannon Beach, OR. The Spirtual Reliquary Vessel – Leatherback Mamma : Pacuare Memory and Wildlife Rondelle – Brown Pelican created at that show are featured pieces in this exhibit.
Offered are items from small kiln formed glass trays and plates to one of her earliest large fine art works – Eyes of the Night – Into India Returns the Light/a large tiger portrait. This is the Last Glance.
This is your last chance, then she and her art will be moving on to the next stage of her life; with turtles! She is grateful to have had the privilege to live here in this beautiful county, and to have had your support and love for these 13 years.
Ten percent off all sales from Kathleen's work in the gallery will be donated to turtle and marine conservation organizations.
See Kathleen Sheard's Wildlife Art in Glass show and the artist reception for her from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Montana Bliss Artworks, 101 South 7th, in Hamilton.
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