Patterns from the Earth
Glass pieces by Susan Cannon
Metal Works by Jeni Engel-Conley
Opening Reception July 8, 2016, 6-9 pm
Gallery Talk at 7 pm
Exhibition continues through August 14, 2016
A former dancer, Jennifer Engel-Conley earned a degree in architecture, a field which the Ohio native says bears many similarities to dance. “Both tap into the knowledge of how people move through space,” Engel-Conley explains. “In design classes, I always got high marks for how well the circulation worked in my buildings; that skill directly translated into creating “place-making” sculpture; each medium informs the next, making what I bring to my work pretty complex,” says the nationally acclaimed artist. Always allowing for new influences to keep her viewpoint fresh, Engel-Conley abides by classic principles of rhythm, proportion, contrast and balance in designing the jewelry and metal wall tiles that will be shown at Bear’s Mill.
After years of professionally counseling clients to follow their dreams, Susan Cannon pursued her own path to become a creator of glass art. Not limiting herself to one style, she sometimes uses a single line to emphasize simplicity, and at other times creates dramatic complex designs in functional and decorative glass work, employing varying techniques to achieve her goals. Her stunning, colorful work inspires a sense of joy in the viewer.These slumped and fused glass pieces will enhance any home, providing beauty and delight for years, to come.