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Glass Art from Around the Region

3rd Floor Foyer Gallery | July 1 - May 9, 2021


About the exhibit:

Fanciful. Colorful. Delightful. Just some of the ways to describe the glasswork of  regional artists including Tom and Jean Latka, Jannine Scott, Dylan Kelley and Jason Dunks.

Jason Dunks

Blowing glass for over 23 years has been nothing short of amazing. The people I have met and worked with are all over the world. New ideas emerge daily in all styles of glass. Educating people about glass brings them to a better understanding of how it all works. The passion I feel behind the torch just takes me back to all the glass schools, relationships that are built and just the backbone of it all. This is something that will always be a part of my life. Retirement is unheard of because what I do keeps me alive and happy while existing in this beautiful world. Reflection of the world is what I do in glass. 

Jean and Tom Latka

Tom and Jean Latka have been professional artists for more than thirty years.  They first popped the kiln door on their ceramic careers in 1976 when they moved to Pueblo, Colorado.  Tom, a native of Southern California, completed his ceramic undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California at Fullerton.  Jean, born and raised in the Chicago area, was a forester by education, graduating from the University of Colorado.  Together they embarked on what they considered to be an adventuresome endeavor: becoming studio artists.

Their first work centered on functional pottery where they made a wide variety of bowls, vases, mugs, pitchers and dinnerware. Though Tom has gravitated to the larger public art commissions, the functional world of pottery remains a major component of Jean’s career and expressions. In 2000 Tom introduced the melting of glass in the high fire kiln and this opened up a new avenue of exploration and possibilities in their work. Since then, glass has become a recurring material in the public art projects and Jean has expanded into the making of fused glass curtains.

Jannine Scott

I have been a lampworker of glass since 1999, specializing in Italian Soft Glass (Effertre glass from Murrano) and have been working with borosilicate glass for 3 years at this point. I started with beadmaking and have progressed to wall sculpture as well as small vessel work, such as perfume bottles, mini vases and character sculptures. I also specialize in murrine making and lampworker cane pulls, utilizing the "hot strip method". These murrine cane pieces are applied to my designer drinking straw line, as well as some of the sculpture pieces. I teach classes in basic beadmaking  (Currently, I offer private lessons in Manitou Springs, Colorado, as well as with Aurora Borealis Glassworks in Albuquerque, NM ) I am truly looking forward to the evolution of my career as an artist and a teacher. My most recent work explores new concepts in glass jewelry and accessories. These collections are becoming more and more refined, and I am eager for the future. This future will include: creation of large-scale sculpture, lit wall installations, as well as developing the jewelry line into whatever comes next….

Dylan Kelley (DBK Glass)

A Colorado born and family raised small business owned by self-taught glass artist Dylan Kelley, his wife Merry, their 6 year old son Edan, their 3 year old son Greyson and baby girl Mearabelle. Dylan has been making blown glass artworks and teaching for over 17 years.

Special events:
Friday, November 6, 2020 | 5-7pm | First Friday Art Walk, free admission to all the galleries. Refreshments and live entertainment.
Sunday, November 8, 10-3pm | Free Day. Sponsored by the W. Bret Kelly Trust.
Friday, December 4 | 5-7pm | First Friday Art Walk, free admission to all the galleries. Refreshments and live entertainment.Sponsored by Pueblo Water.
Sunday, December 13, 2 pm | Save the Magic! "Nutcracker the Ballet" Premiere of Act II | $100 (tickets must be purchased in advanced
Monday, December 14 | Save the Magic! "Nutcracker the Ballet" streamed to the public free of charge