Glass art gleams in the woods and gardens at Chesterwood, the historic house and studio of Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge. On a bright afternoon this week I got to walk around the show with executive director Donna Hassler and the show’s curator, Jim Schantz, owner and director of Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art in Stockbridge, and talk about the young, experimental glass movement in the U.S. The show opens tomorrow, and you’ll see the story in the Eagle next week.
A blown glass globe in Richard Royal’s “Optic Lens” reflects the trees at Chesterwood. Photo by Kate Abbott
Nancy Callan’s glass orbs in bright colors gleam in the ferns in “Julia’s Garden.” Photo by Kate Abbott
Peter Bremers finds inspiration in icebergs for his work at Chesterwood. Photo by Kate Abbott
Martin Blanc forms a cedar trunk from sheets of crystalline bark. Photo by Kate Abbott
A silvery sphere holds the sky in Nancy Callan’s work. Photo by Kate Abbott
Clouds float over the lawn in Pittsfield native and glass artist Thomas Patti’s “Earth/Sky.” Photo by Kate Abbott
Arcs of colored glass gleam in Berkshire glass artist William Carlson’s “Vetro Muralis.” Photo by Kate Abbott