Cindi and Joe Shaffer of Astral Glass Studio July 15 – August 15

“Cindi and Joe Shaffer of Astral Glass Studio”  Cindi Shaffer- glass artist Joe Shaffer- Steel and multi-media collaboration
In the ‘Tis Mezzanine Gallery
July 15 – August 15
4th Friday Art Walk Reception
July 26th 5:00 – 8:00 PM

“I am a kiln-formed glass artist.  Glass to me is light, translucent color and texture.  Opacity bounces color back to the viewer.  Translucency allows depth and a glimpse of what is on the other side, a portal or window through or into the piece.  The appearance of glass is ever-changing, day to night – sun to rain.  Move a sculptural piece to a new location and the dance begins again between the double-sided imagery.  My jewelry, 2D wall pieces and 3D sculptures are almost always inspired by elements found in the natural world in some way, pulling an observer into the feeling and meaning of a piece.”  -Cindi Shaffer