E-Newsletter : Issue #174 November 2021 – Happy Thanksgiving

November 2021

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! This month I’m happy to share with you some outstanding pieces of glass sculpture by several leading artists. I’d like to take this occasion to thank all of you for your support and friendship over the years and to wish you and your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Quote of the Month

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

Marc Chagall


Featured Works



Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

Lino’s “Angel Tear” series is certainly one of his most iconic. In this example of that series the maestro shows himself to be not only a great glassblower but also a skilled and sensitive painter. It is partially this combination of skill sets that places Lino in a category of his own.

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


Cerulean Blue Droplet by Nancy Callan, 20.5 x 17.5 x 17.5″

Cerulean Blue Droplet

by Nancy Callan

What a wonderful new piece by Seattle glass artist Nancy Callan. The name that comes to mind for the feeling I have viewing this piece is “dreamy.” As with some of Callan’s “Cloud” pieces, the beholder seems almost to be transported to another realm.



Sun Towers
by Alex Gabriel Bernstein

I have recently added all new works to Alex Bernstein’s webpage. I am particularly happy that he has given me this piece, “Sun Towers,” to feature. It is elegant, understated and uplifting.

Sun Towers by
Alex Gabriel Bernstein, 20 x 9 x 2″


Gate by Martin Rosol,
15 x 14 x 6.5″


by Martin Rosol

I’m happy to have a new piece by Massachusetts glass artist Martin Rosol to share with you. While clearly related to some of his previous series, this piece has a slightly different feeling to it. While still employing mostly clear glass sections with colored laminate, the addition of the sculpted solid gold element is a brilliant addition.



Tangy Pugnacious Shrug
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

What a joyful and colorful piece! A little shorter and more compact than most pieces in Powell’s well known “Teaser” series, this piece shows the artist’s mastery in the use of colored murrine.

Tangy Pugnacious Shrug by Stephen Rolfe Powell
28 x 23 x 12.5″



I hope you have enjoyed spending a few moments of your day viewing pieces by some of the greatest glass artists of our times. I look forward to your comments and questions.

Kenn Holsten

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