E-Newsletter : Issue #104 September 2016 – The Details

September 2016

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Lino Tagliapietra
Poesia by Lino Tagliapietra

Note from Kenn Holsten

Happy autumn to you and your families. This month I am featuring some new works by several of my favorite artists. All of these pieces have recently been added to my website. In many cases, there are other new offerings by these artists so please be sure and check out their pages on my site. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Holsten Galleries News!


"Art is not what you see but what you make others see."

– Edgar Degas

Featured Works:


by Lino Tagliapietra
This month I am happy to share with you one of the most beautiful pieces by the maestro that I have ever seen. As I began representing Lino Tagliapietra in the 1980’s, this is a big statement to make but not an exaggeration. Every element of this piece is graceful and harmonious. The cane work is complex, multi-layered and at the same time sublimely subtle. Bravo Lino Tagliapietra!

Lino Tagliapietra
Poesia detail,
31 x 16 x 8″

Eagle Drum, 22" dia


Eagle Drum
by Preston Singletary
The form of this piece by Preston Singletary, flat rather than the more typical round shapes, lends it a painterly and narrative quality. I love the graphics and also the beautiful color.

Marina Cloud
by Nancy Callan
This new piece from Callan’s signature "Cloud" series once again demonstrates Nancy’s mastery of cane work and form. It is so light looking and so subtle that it looks as if could float away, thus living up to it name. I love the combination of colors here.

Marina Cloud,
13″ x 18.5″ x 8″


Cherry Puffy Puff, 26″ x 21.5″ x 18.75″


Cherry Puffy Puff
by Stephen Powell
What a playful and colorful piece by Stephen Powell. As in all of Stephen’s work, the murini work is brilliantly rendered and the form is at the same time casual and sophisticated.

MMPGV Silvery Blue
by Sidney Hutter
This is an elegant and understated glass sculpture by Sidney Hutter. As in other works by Hutter, the color is actually a pigment which is mixed in with the laminate between the layers. Thus the view straight on is radically different from the one where we are looking down on the piece, or up into it for that matter.

MMPGV Silvery Blue (and detail)


Thank you for taking a few moments in your day to enjoy these beautiful works of glass art. As always, I look forward to any comments or questions you may have.

Kenn Holsten

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