E-Newsletter : Issue #132 September 2018 – First Week of Autumn

September 2018

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten


Greetings. I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the change of seasons. This is the first week of autumn and I have chosen some colorful new works from some of my favorite glass artists to share with you. As always, I welcome hearing from you with any questions or comments you may have. Enjoy!


"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls."

– Pablo Picasso

Featured Works






by Lino Tagliapietra

Those of you who read last months’s edition of Holsten Galleries News may recall that I had just returned from Seattle where my wife Christine and I celebrated Lino Tagliapietra’s birthday and also chose some new pieces for my inventory. Here are three more of those new works. Each one is beautiful and masterfully created in its own unique way. To see all of Lino Tagliapietra’s work click here.

Asola, 29.25 x 12.75 x 7″

Spirale, 22.5 x 5.5 x 5.5″

Mandara, 26.5 x 13 x 7″


by Alex Bernstein, 19.5 x 4.5″

by Alex Bernstein, 19 x 3″



New Works
by Alex Bernstein


I have just added 6 new works by North Carolina artist Alex Bernstein to my inventory. Here are two of my favorites. I chose these two works to share here because of their unique forms and lovely subtle colors. To see all of Alex’s work you can visit this page.


Red and Violet Crosscut
by John Kiley

This is one of several pieces by Seattle artist John Kiley that I have just added to my inventory. This piece combines a dynamic tension with a profound sense of balance and quietude. The use of negative space, as in much of Kiley’s work, is almost of equal importance to the form itself. I love the deep, jewel-like tones that John has chosen here.

Red and Violet Crosscut by John Kiley, 12 x 11 x 10″


Window by Martin Rosol, 11 x 15 x 5″

Window by Martin Rosol, 11 x 15 x 5″


by Martin Rosol

What a magnificent sculpture! I find this new Rosol piece so compelling in many ways. Sculpturally, it is rather simple and straight forward and yet there is a sophistication in its proportions, angles and sublime blue color. The window here, as in many other works of art, invites us to ponder what lies beyond and is thus an invitation into another dimension of reality.


What’s Math Got To Do With It?
by Harry Pollitt

This cast sculpture by fellow Santa Fean Harry Pollitt has a rather mystical or spiritual quality to it. The vertical thrust of the piece and the flame-like top contributes to that transcendental feeling.

What’s Math Got To Do With It? by Harry Pollitt, 20″ x11″ x10″


I hope you have enjoyed this month’s edition of Holsten Galleries news and I look forward to staying in touch. Enjoy the autumn and stay well!

Kenn Holsten

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