E-Newsletter : Issue #156 July 2020 – Summer

July 2020

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope you and your loved ones are well and enjoying the summer. I have chosen some exciting new glass sculptures to share with you this month. Please feel free to send me any questions or comments you might have.

Quote of the Month

"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live."

– Auguste Rodin

Featured Works


Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

The Angel Tear series is certainly one of Lino Tagliapietra’s most iconic and recognizable forms. This new iteration of that classic Lino Tagliapietra shape is delightfully painterly and puts me in mind of some of the great color field abstract expressionist canvases.

Angel Tear by Lino Tagliapietra, 33.75 x 23.25 x 6.5″


Teal Stacked by Alex Bernstein,
18 x 4 x 3″

Click above to enjoy a short video of
Asheville glass artist Alex Bernstein

Teal Stacked
by Alex Bernstein

This new piece by Alex has a great presence. I love this particular shade of blue and the addition of the steel provides a sharp contrast to the translucency of the glass. The subtle veils in the glass add an element of mystery.



Crosscut Halo
by John Kiley

This is a beautiful example of the glass sculpture of Seattle artist John Kiley. The palette of colors is spot on and the balance created by the negative space is masterful.

Crosscut Halo by John Kiley, 12.5 x 14.5 x 14″


Captiva by Harry Pollitt,
13″ x 4″ x 4

by Harry Pollitt

Smaller than most of Santa Fe glass artist Harry Pollitt’s works, Captiva nonetheless makes a strong sculptural statement. Organic in its form like all of Pollitt’s pieces, this sculpture is lovely no matter what angle the viewer beholds it from.



Thanks so much for taking a few moments to enjoy some of the most beautiful glass art being created in the world today. I look forward to keeping in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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