E-Newsletter : Issue #014 Dorothy Hafner



Publisher: Kenn Holsten
A free monthly e-newsletter from
Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge MA

Issue #14 – January/February 2006

This Issue


New Year!

NEW YEAR! As we begin the new year, all of us at
Holsten Galleries want to wish each of you a year
filled with abundance, great health, safety and
inner peace. At this time when there is so much
going on in our world not to be happy about, we
want take a moment to list some of the things for
which we are deeply grateful:

  • Family and friends.
  • The beauty of the natural world. We are
    particularly fortunate here in the Berkshire
    to be surrounded by hills, trees, lakes,
    rivers and abundant wildlife.
  • Our wonderful relationships here in the
    gallery with each other, with our artists
    and with so many of you out there that we
    have had the privilege of getting to know
    over the years.
  • Art. We are so grateful to be involved
    in a business which helps to bring more beauty
    and joy into all of our lives. We are grateful
    to our artists who have dedicated their lives
    to creating objects of beauty and to you,
    the collectors, who make it possible for
    both the artists and ourselves to make a
    living in glass art. Harvey Littleton used
    to speak often about the artist-gallery-collector
    partnership and at this point I think we
    can literally think of it as our artist-gallery-collector

Thank you all for helping to make 2005 a great
year for us and we look forward to continuing
our relati


in 2006!

Kenn Holsten

of the Month

yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant and
broken the monotony of a decorous age.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True art takes note not merely of form,
but also of what lies behind.”

Mahatma Gandhi


of the Month:
Dorothy Hafner

Dorothy Hafner is one of those rare artists whose craft is not limited to one medium or style; she is constantly stretching her artistic limits in
the search for the true expression of her vision.

Dorothy has come to glass through a long and dedicated process of defining
her love of form and color. She received her BA, Fine Arts from Skidmore
College in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1974, and began working with design, ceramics,
and porcelain. Her work was so innovative that she eventually designed and
produced a line for Tiffany and Co. and was also a principal designer for
Rosenthal. Her love of color and pattern led her to design Carpets for V’Soske,
and fabric for Fieldcrest Cannon.

came a point for Dorothy where she wanted to
reconnect with her artistic roots, and began
exploring other mediums, including glassblowing,
which immediately
fascinated her. In glass, Dorothy felt that she could capture a certain
play of color, light, and pattern which had so
far eluded her. She began using
a Venetian technique called “tessare” to form vessels that layered patches
of shaped color to create layered “paintings in the round”. She has since
used a variation of that technique to create individual and suites of architectural
panels comprised of layered, fused glass.

Dorothy Hafner has received numerous awards, including the Fellisimo Design
Award from the NY Foundation of the Arts, the Design Excellance, Stuttgard
Design Center Award, and Westerwald Prize for Industrial Design. Her work
is featured in many publications, and is exhibited in museums and galleries

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January 13-16, 2006: Palm Beach 3. West Palm Beach Convention Center. We will present an all new body of work by Lino Tagliapietra.

May 28-January 16, 2006: GARDENS OF GLASS, Major exhibition of Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens, London Link is https://www.kew.org

Please contact the gallery for further information or to obtain

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