E-Newsletter : Issue #136 January 2019 – Reflections

January 2019

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! Winter time is a time of reflection and lately I have been reflecting on how fortunate I am to have chosen a career which allowed me to be surrounded by beautiful art and to be in relationship with so many wonderful people. I am particularly grateful to know so many interesting and talented artists and friendly and enthusiastic collectors. Thank you all for your friendship and for taking a few moments to enjoy some beautiful glass art!

Quote of the Month

"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done."

– Vincent Van Gogh

Featured Works


by Lino Tagliapietra

This piece from Lino Tagliapietra’s signature "Dinosaur" series is tall, elegant and superb in its form. I feel uplifted when I behold this masterpiece by the Maestro.

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 60 x 14 x 6.5″


Embrace by Christopher Ries, 13.5 x 7.5 x 2.5″

by Christopher Ries

This beautiful piece by Christopher Ries is at the same time simple in form and extremely complex. The inner illusions created by the shape of this sculpture change from moment to moment as we view it from different angles.


by William Morris

Even though William Morris has been retired now for many years, there are still many fine works available by one of the greatest glass artists of all time. This small piece is just one of these works. To see more available pieces please visit this page.

Amulet by William Morris, 7 x 4 x 3″


Sunstruck by Jon Kuhn, 15.5″ high as mounted (11.25" cube)

by Jon Kuhn

This is a particularly beautiful cube by North Carolina artist Jon Kuhn. It is larger and more complex than many of Kuhn’s works and is 100% clear. Thanks to the reflective and refractive qualities of glass, what we seem to see is countless and ever changing colors radiating from the core of the piece. Awesome!


Arctic Tide
by Alex Bernstein

I love this piece by Asheville based artist Alex Bernstein. Everything about this work-the lovely colors, the form, the ice-like cutting on the sides-is pleasing to my eye.

Arctic Tide by Alex Bernstein, 19 x 8 x 4″



I hope you have enjoyed sharing some beautiful art with me. I look forward to your questions and comments and to staying in touch. Stay well!

Kenn Holsten

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