E-Newsletter : Issue #140 April 2019 – Spring Colors

April 2019

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope that you and your families are well and enjoying the spring time. This month I have chosen some wonderful works by some of my favorite artists to share with you. I look forward to hearing your comments and questions.

Quote of the Month

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world."

– Hans Hofmann

Featured Works


by Lino Tagliapietra

I have just received images of this piece I chose in Seattle in January. This Picadilly has all of the ingredients that comprise a great Lino Tagliapietra piece: exuberant colors, masterful cane work, several type of surface engraving. Once again the Maestro has outdone himself!

Picadilly by Lino Tagliapietra, 30.75 x 18.75 x 8″


Lotus by Christopher Ries, 14.5 x 6.25 x 4"

by Christopher Ries

The optical glass works of Pennsylvania artist Christopher Ries have long been considered to be some of the purest sculptural expressions in the world of glass art. This piece entitled "Lotus" is no exception. The simple yet elegant form, the curvilinear lines, the subtle interior images, all comprise a magnificent work of art.


Ice Passage
by Alex Bernstein

This cast glass sculpture by North Carolina artist Alex Bernstein has a powerful presence. The vertical thrust of the form gives it a feeling of transcendence and the palette of colors reminds me that spring is at last here!

Ice Passage by Alex Bernstein, 21 x 7 x 4"


Scale Study by Martin Rosol, 6 x 10 x 4.5″

Scale Study
by Martin Rosol

What a wonderful piece by Massachusetts glass artist Martin Rosol. The tiny amount of colored pigment in the adhesive between the sections casts a red reflection which changes location as one views it from different angles. The stairs give this sculpture a deeper, more mysterious feeling.


by Harry Pollitt

I love the fluidity of this cast glass sculpture by local Santa Fe artist Harry Pollitt. The organic form depends almost as much on the negative spaces as it does on the beautiful form itself.

Splash by Harry Pollitt, 14" h, 9" dia



Thank you for spending a few moments enjoying these beautiful glass sculptures. I am fortunate to represent such outstanding glass artists and am always happy to share their latest creations with you.

Kenn Holsten

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