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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Leona Mackey to Talk and Demonstrate Artwork

Leona Mackey
Leona Mackey will be at the Renaissance Art Gallery on Saturday March 16 from 2-4 and Sunday March17 till 4, She will demonstrate how to cut & assemble the glass to fuse, explain the process & show a similar final product.


Ms Mackey is part of the current show, “Class Acts--Earth Wind and Fire” now at the Renaissance Art Gallery through April 21, 2013.


Example of working with glass and steel
"As an artist, I have always worked with organic subjects because they seem to be the  essence of life. I don’t attempt to copy nature but to analyze it and visually show what  only I see. Color is fascinating as it changes each day. I have searched for something other than colors of paint, something I that I could physically touch. I finally discovered dichroic glass. This glass is coated with fine layers of metallic color. It has reflective qualities that I have never achieved using another media. My glass pieces are mini-sculptures that may be worn or framed to hang in one’s home to illustrate individual taste. The wall pieces have gradually turned into sculpture. I mix glass with stainless steel in ways I use sterling silver to complete my jewelry pieces. Many artists work in glass, but I strive to create unique compositions using smooth, blended colors and texture that encourage the viewer to search for his or her own image.


Recently, I have discovered reactive glass which has opened another world of creating with color. Sheet glass that contains copper, sulfur and lead react with one another when fired. Using this glass, I am more aware of composition as well as color. My work is ever changing, so there is never two of a kind. The dichroic glass can be combined with the reactive glass, adding a whole new dimension to my work. I am excitedly still experimenting."
~Leona Mackey
The Renaissance Art Gallery

900 8th Street, Suite #20

Huntington, WV 25701

Gallery (304) 525-3235

Appointments: (304) 453-3187





Gallery hours are:

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm

Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10-Noon

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