Oregon Art Beat: The Art of Glass — Preview
Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m.
Take a quick tour of the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle. Michael Endo thrives on uncertainty because he loves discovery. He is constantly challenging himself with mediums, materials? and deadlines. Michelle Kaptur works with her dog, Sara, on agility training every day. She sees a connection between the concentration it takes to work with her dog, and her dance with glass in her work as a glassblower. She created Soulbursts,individual memorial glass pieces that include ash from a deceased family member or pet. Tiny, delicate glasswork risks possible destruction every time Chris Buzzini reaches the final stage of producing his art. The Oregon City man is one of only 20 people in the world producing lampwork paperweights.