E-Newsletter : Issue #167 April 2021 – Create from the heart


April 2021

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope this email finds you and your family well and enjoying our off and on spring this year. I have some exciting new works to share with you from 5 leading glass artists. I trust you will enjoy viewing these wonderful works of art and I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or comments you may have.


Quote of the Month

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”

– Marc Chagall


Featured Works


by Lino TagliapietraAlthough Lino Tagliapietra is known mostly for his unique pedestal type sculptures, for many years he has also created beautiful wall installations. Perhaps the best known series of these are the “Masai” installations. Inspired by the colorful shields of the Masai warriors, these installations are an important part of the maestro’s overall work. Lino’s “Masai” featured here has all of the elements for which the artist is known: rich colors, masterful cane work and surface cutting. elegant forms.

Masai by Lino Tagliapietra, 71 x 43.25 x 7.25″


Evening Moonlight by Jon Kuhn, 8 x 8 x 8″, 16″ high

Evening Moonlight
by Jon Kuhn

This is a wonderful new example of Jon Kuhn’s iconic cube series. As always, Kuhn combines impeccable craftsmanship with aesthetic brilliance. In person, this piece is even more dazzling. A video clip is available upon request.



Blue Tint Wren with Dogwood Red Core
by Richard Jolley

Here is a wonderful piece from a new series by Richard Jolley. “Blue Tint Wren” is at once alluring and whimsical, masterful and playful. This piece puts a smile on my face.

Blue Tint Wren with Dogwood Red Core by Richard Jolley
11.5 x 7 x 5″


Torso VII by Latchezar Boyadjiev,
18 x 12 x 3.5″

Torso VII
by Latchezar BoyadjievThis abstract figurative glass sculpture by California artist Lathezar Boyadjiev is flowing and elegant. I love the gentle curving lines and also the use of negative space which makes the piece all the more compelling.




Lemon Giverny Dusk
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

Both the form and the incredibly pleasing color palette of this Stephen Rolfe Powell sculpture are spot on. I particularly like the way the color fades from top to middle and then intensifies again towards the bottom of the piece.

Lemon Giverny Dusk by Stephen Rolfe Powell
44.75 x 21.75 x 12″



Thank you, as always, for taking a few moments to enjoy some great glass art. I hope you enjoy these mailings as much as I do creating them.

Kenn Holsten

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