E-Newsletter : Issue #164 February 2021 – Spring Is Coming

February 2021

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope that you and your loved ones are well and looking forward to spring. This month I have chosen some outstanding glass sculptures by some of my favorite glass artists. I hope that you enjoy this edition of Holsten Galleries News and I look forward to your comments and questions.


Quote of the Month

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

– Thomas Merton

Featured Artists


Grey into Blue
by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

The sumptuous coloring and textural surface of “Grey into Blue” captures a moment of suspended movement of her imagined equine subject. This wonderful sculpture is both graceful and playful.

Grey into Blue by Shelley Muzylowski Allen, 29 x 21 x 7″


Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 57.25 x 23 x 8″
by Lino Tagliapietra

This elegant piece by maestro Lino Tagliapietra is one of my all time favorite pieces. It is a sophisticated glass sculpture and at the same time a wonderful painting.



Australian Landscape #1
by Marvin Lipofsky

Marvin Lipofsky was known above all for his flowing, organic forms. But his work was also often extremely painterly, often employing somewhat unusual palettes of color. This piece from his Australian Landscape series is certainly no exception.

Australian Landscape #1 by Marvin Lipofsky, 11 x 16 x 12″


Sonata Cloud by Nancy Callan, 13.5 x 18.5 x 9″
Sonata Cloud
by Nancy Callan

One of Nancy Callan’s most iconic series is her “Clouds.” “Sonata Cloud” is prototypical in its form and has an extraordinary combination of rich colors.



Brainy Red Lurch
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

Earlier this month I sent out a special edition of Holsten Galleries News, featuring some classic Stephen Powell pieces that I have managed to gather. One piece that did not get included in that mailing is a particularly fine example of his so-called Screamer series. “Brainy Red Lurch” is so rich in color and so successful sculpturally that I wanted to include it in this edition.

Brainy Red Lurch by Stephen Rolfe Powell, 14.5″ X 14.5″


Thank you for taking a few moments of your day to enjoy some of the finest glass sculptures ever made. I enjoy sharing these wonderful works of art with you and staying in touch with many of you as well.

Kenn Holsten

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