E-Newsletter : Issue #019 Thirtieth Anniversary

"Dakota Macchia" by Dale Chihuly




"Vienna Green Basket Set" by Dale Chihuly









"Slipstream" by William LeQuier







"Phoenix Persian Pair" by Dale Chihuly





"Firefly Macchia" by Dale Chihuly


Publisher: Kenn Holsten
A free monthly e-newsletter from
Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge MA
Issue #1
9 – Summer 2008

In This Issue

30th Anniversary

We are proud to announce that June, 2008 marks the 30th Anniversary of Holsten
Galleries. In 1978 we opened in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, as a multi-media gallery
featuring mainly glass, ceramics and art jewelry. From 1980-1991 we operated a
second gallery as well in Palm Beach, Florida. It was in the early 1980’s that we had our
first one-person shows of such glass artists as Dale Chihuly, Harvey K. Littleton and
William Morris. By the mid- 1980’s both galleries were speciailizing in contemporary
glass art. It has been a wonderful 30 years, full of much growth, many surprises and
wonderful relationships with both our artists and collectors. Many thanks to all of
you who have become our friends and clients during those years. We look forward to
many more years together!

30th Anniversary
Stockbridge Glass Invitational

July and August, 2008. Over 30 of the world’s leading glass artists including Dale
Chihuly, Jon Kuhn, William Morris, Paul Stankard, Lino Tagliapietra, and Frantisek

2008 Studio Editions

Dakota Macchia

Vienna Green Basket Set

Phoenix Persian Pair

Firefly Macchia

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Quote of the Month

"Art teaches nothing except the significance of life."Henry Miller


Artist of the Month:
William LeQuier

LeQuier received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State College in
1975 and subsequently became an instructor there, later accepting a position at
Penland School. His work is can be found in many collections, including that of the High
Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the
American Glass Museum of Millville, New Jersey. His work has been shown across the
U.S. in more than thirty exhibitions. "My work," he writes, "is inspired by the drama of
everyday events in the natural world where weather and time are catalysts for change."


Piece of the Month:
"Slipstream" by William LeQuier

Kenn Holsten:
"Slipstream" by William LeQuier is a truly unique and beautful work. The transparency
and intricacy of this work set it apart from other works of contemporary glass art. The
delicate interweaving of strands of glass create a feeling of organic, almost mystical
complexity. One marvels at the dexterity and creative depth of the artist.

Jim Schantz:
"Slipstream" is a remarkable example of William LeQuier’s work. It is amazing how
LeQuier can transform plate glass material into flowing undulations of forms. The work
seems to almost float in air and defy gravity. We feel very fortunate to be representing
this accomplished artist again in the gallery.

Mary Childs:
With "Slipstream", Bill LeQuier does the impossible:he captures the essence of a
moment of movement and air in glass.
When looking at this sculpture, one can almost feel the breeze on one’s face as the
clouds race overhead.

Stanley Wooley:
The wonderfully lyrical form of Le Quier’s " Slipstream" fills me with the rhythmical flow
of wind and water.

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Museum and Other Exhibitions

William Morris: Myth, Object, and the Animal, Solo Traveling Exhibition
6/21 – 9/28/08
Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, TN 37403-1197

Sonja Blomdahl: Solo Exhibition
2/7 – 4/20/08
Muskegon Museum of Art
295 West Webster Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49440

Hot Color Cool Glass, Solo Exhibition
5/9 – 7/27/08
Arkansas Art Center
9th and Commerce/MacArthur Park
Little Rock, AK 72203

Dante Marioni: Form, Color, Pattern
2/16 – 9/21/08
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402-3217

Richard Marquis- Living Legacies: Homage to a Maestro
4/28 – 9/7/08
1801 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402-3217

Dale Chihuly: Science and art exhibition: The Glass Experience
3/13 – 9/14/08
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Dale Chihuly at the de Young
6/14 – 9/28
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

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