E-Newsletter : Issue #017 Spring in the Berkshires

Celtic Emerald Persian Pair by Dale Chihuly

Honeysuckle Yellow Basket Set by Dale Chihuly

Royal Raspberry Seaform Pair

Dragonfly Persian by Dale Chihuly

"Amulet" by William Morris

Another View by Michael Taylor

Orchids by Debora Moore

Untitled by Paul Cunningham

Apollo by Jon Kuhn


Mare di Amore by Jon Kuhn











Cazo by William Morris


Publisher: Kenn Holsten
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7 – Spring 2007

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Spring in the Berkshires

Spring greetings from the Berkshires! The snow has melted and the first tentative signs of spring are here. Before long our busy summer season will be here and we will see many of you who visit the Berkshires to take advantage of Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, and all of the summer theatre and music venues. We hope you and your families have had a pleasant winter season and look forward to seeing many of you here during the summer or at the SOFA shows in New York and Chicago!

Kenn Holsten

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Quote of the Month

"It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet."Kojiro Tomita

New Website

Holsten Galleries has just launched a "new" website.  The overall appearance and layout of www.holstengalleries.com has not changed significantly but our new site allows us to update available artworks on a much more regular basis.  The site is now nearly 100% up to date on all works at the gallery. There are also some new pages for artists we have recently added, including Paul Cunningham, Jon Kuhn, William LeQuier and Michael Taylor.

New Art Work

The new Chihuly studio editions are in!

Celtic Emerald Persian Pair       $5,500

Honeysuckle Yellow Basket Set           $6,500

Royal Raspberry Seaform Pair  $5,000

Dragonfly Persian         $4,000

William Morris Announces Retirement

William Morris has recently announced his plan to retire after creating his final body of work, the "Fish Trap" series, inspired by his travels in the South Pacific and soon to be shown at SOFA-New York by Holsten Galleries.  After an illustrious career spanning nearly 30 years, Bill has decided to retire in order to pursue other personal interests.  We are very thankful to Bill for the incomparable body of work he has produced during that time and for the twenty five years we have worked together.  We wish him all the best in the next stage of his journey! Holsten Galleries has a large body of available Morris works created over the past decade http://www.holstengalleries.com/artists/show/morris-19

Gallery Events

June-July:  2007  Summer Glass Invitational Exhibition. Featuring 30 artists including Sonja Blomdahl, Dale Chihuly, Robin Grebe , Sidney Hutter Jon Kuhn, Dante Marioni,  William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra, and Steve Weinberg.

SOFA New York 2007
Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3
Holsten Galleries will present two one-person exhibitions: “Russian Group” by Marvin Lipofsky and the “Fish Trap” series by William Morris.
Seventh Regiment Amory ,
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY
For more information, please see

SOFA Chicago 2007
Holsten Galleries will present two one person exhibitions:
Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra.
Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
For more information, see http://www.sofaexpo.com

New Artists

We are proud to announce that several new artists will be joining our gallery this season:

Michael Taylor comes to us after a long and prestigious career, during which he has taught and worked across the globe. This spring he is returning to Lisbon’s Nuevo University where he is constructing a glass curriculum. He will also complete work on a stainless steel and glass installation on Madison Avenue in New York City.

Debora Moore is a Seattle glass artist whose work has quickly gathered acclaim for its remarkable delicacy and evocative form .She is known for her floral images, especially orchids. Her fascination with natural forms has recently led her to Antarctica.

Paul Cunningham also hails from Seattle, having worked there with many notable artists, including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Richard Marquis. He has taught in the States and in Japan, and exhibits his work internationally. He currently owns his own “hotshop”, Cunningham Glass, in Seattle.

Featured Artist

Jon Kuhn

Our featured artist, Jon Kuhn is one of the foremost artists in his field, crafting highly intricate and architectural glass sculpture that has won world-wide acclaim. Kuhn works exclusively in cold glass, cutting the glass into small segments before polishing and fusing them into abstruse knots of light and color. Kuhn draws aesthetic inspiration from mathematics, textile art, and architecture, but is moved to make pieces that reflect that “the goal of spirituality is perfection.” Kuhn has studied Eastern Spirituality extensively, and draws upon Eastern traditions as inspiration for his work. “Striving for perfection has never been more evident in what I do,” Kuhn writes. “Perhaps my sculpture has become an architectural model of a vision for a better world."

Kuhn originally studied ceramics in college, receiving his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. His work can be found in many private and public collections, including the White house Permanent Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass. He resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Staff Pick of the Month:

"Mare di Amore" by Jon Kuhn

Kenn Holsten:
Jon Kuhn’s "Mare di Amore" is one of the most amazingly intricate and beautiful pieces of glass sculpture we have ever had in the gallery! The image in this letter only hints at the complexity and multi-dimensionality of this work. At a recent art exhibition we participated in in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Art Show), this piece was certainly the star of the show.

Mary Childs:
Viewing Kuhn’s piece, “Mare di Amore,” is like looking at sun sparkling on water in the summer. Technically exquisite, it lifts the spirit and brightens the mind."

Jim Schantz:
"Mare di Amore" represents the culmination of Jon Kuhn’s work in glass over the past thirty years. Here Kuhn seems to capture a moment frozen in time on a grand scale. There is an amazing interplay between the transparent elements as the viewer is transported into a world of pure form. It is a language of the essential and a place for quiet contemplation.

Stanley Wooley:
When I look at Kuhn’s “Mare di Amore” I hear music. This glorious sculpture reminds me of an instrument from another place and another time. The magnificent scale, the classic form, and the sparkle literally make my heart sing.

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Museum and Other Exhibitions

Sonja Blomdahl: Solo Exhibition May 12 – July 1st at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL www.mmfa.org

Latchezar Boyadjiev, William Morris, Paul Schweider, William LeQuier, Alex Bernstein: “Changing Definitions” Through May 6, 2007 at Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Muskegon, MI 49440 231-720-2570

Dale Chihuly: “Chihuly at Fairchild” Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables, Florida 33156 305-661-8953. Through May 31, 2007.

Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens and Glass” Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1059 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-441-4442.  May 10 through November 11 2007.

“Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets” Mayborn Museum Complex 1300 South University-Parks One Bear Place #97154 Waco, TX 76706 254-710-1110. May 20 through October 8, 2007.

“The Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly” opens May 6, 2007 at the Newark Museum. This exhibition features work by Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and many other  glass artists. A majority of the works are from the collection of our friends Ralph and Dena Lowenbach. Contact the Museum for further information at 973.596.6550, and visit their website at www.newarkmuseum.org

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