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Fireweed Glass Studio Grand Opening in Canmore

fireweedFireweed Glass Studio will officially launch its new art studio with an open studio celebration on the site of the former Hot Glass Studio in Canmore on the May long weekend.

The four members of Fireweed Glass Studio are Nicole Tremblay (Canmore), Beth Woolley Monod (Banff), Deanna MacAuley (Calgary) and Barbara Rumberger (Calgary). Each artist brings a unique creative voice to Fireweed that the group hopes will inspire Canmore art lovers and build on the success of the former Hot Glass Studio.

The public is invited to come meet the artists at Fireweed Glass Studio’s open studio weekend celebration May 17 through May 20. There will be glassblowing demonstrations, refreshments, door prizes and glass art for sale. The studio will be open from 4-8 pm Friday, and from 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

“After the launch, all four of us will be working independently in the studio throughout the year,” said Tremblay. “Residents and visitors are welcome to visit our shop, see glass art being made, or browse our glass creations for sale in the front of our studio. Studio hours are always posted on the front door.”

 

The Fireweed Glass Studio Artists

Nicole Tremblay

Nicole received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a major in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She is a glassblower known for her generous use of brilliant colours and fluid shapes, and her whimsical figurines and paperweights. Her work is exhibited and sold across Canada. Nicole has spent several years working in Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, pursuing her art practice and working as the glassblowing assistant for other artists including Susan Gottselig and Toan Klein.

Beth Woolley Monod

More than a quarter century of Rocky Mountain ‘Aha’! Moments are reflected in Beth’s art, in their uniqueness, beauty and sense of play. There is an ineffable, profound bond between the pieces and the artist – each one utilizes traditional glass blowing hand formed techniques. Beth’s traditional media are silver, gold and now glass. Inventive and curious , she is always on the hunt for new outlets of expression.

Deanna MacAuley

Deanna graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and shares her time between her art practice, teaching and creating glass jewelry and accessories. Her inspiration is gathered from naturally occurring color patterns, shapes and textures and her eye for color is drawn from nature. Whether seeking out contrast or focusing on shape, Deanna’s attention to the organic creates a vibrant and intriguing canvas.

Barbara Rumberger

Barbara graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and brings 17 years of glass experience to the new Fireweed collective. Barbara is inspired by the textures of the landscape and floral studies. Each piece is enhanced through the combined use of thinly layered colours and thick clear glass, focusing on the optical capabilities the medium. This layering creates a textural depth which is a defining characteristic of Barbara’s distinctive style.

 

Fireweed Glass Studio is located in the Elk Run Industrial area at #8, 111 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, Alberta.

For more information, contact Fireweed Glass Studio, 403-609-9333 or fireweedglassstudio.ca

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Author:Jasmin

Attracted to shiny things, hence my fascination with making jewellery, I also make fun things involving dinosaur buttons and felt. Mad organizational skills in the office that never quite seem to transition to the home front, but what is life without a little chaos?

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