E-Newsletter : Issue #175 January 2022 – Remarkable Works

January 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family are well. Let me start by thanking you for your support and friendship in 2021. Even in challenging times, we can take joy in the simple pleasures of life, including our enjoyment of beautiful works of art. This month, I have chosen some remarkable works by some of the world’s greatest glass artists to share with you. As always, I welcome any comments or questions that you might have.

Quote of the Month

"…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?"

– Vincent van Gogh


Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

Lino’s "Poesia" series is somewhat less known than several others but nonetheless equally as beautiful. This example of that series is a study in blue and has a subtle yet powerful presence.

Poesia by Lino Tagliapietra


Intersected Sunrise by John Kiley, 16 x 8.25 x 14″


Intersected Sunrise
by John Kiley

The glass sculpture of Seattle artist John Kiley far surpasses what most people think of as blown glass. This piece offers many different ways to be viewed (more images upon request), interesting lines and such a variety of shades of red. Truly a masterpiece!



La Granja Group #3
by Marvin Lipofsky

A wonderful piece by the late California artist Marvin Liposky. I love both the organic fluidity of this sculpture as well as the unusual but pleasing palette of colors.

La Granja Group #3 by Marvin Lipofsky, 12 x 14 1/4 x 10 1/2″


Killer Whale Totem 8/12 by Preston Singletary, 18 x 6 x 4″


Killer Whale Totem 8/12
by Preston Singletary

A powerful, totemic piece by Seattle-based Preston Singletary. As in most of Preston’s works, we see a theme and a suggested story from his native Tlingit culture.



Lemon Giverny Dusk
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

This is a beautiful example of Stephen Powell’s "Teaser" series. The mastery of the murrine technique, the wonderful palette of colors and the strong and original form make this piece a standout.

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


Blue Boat by Steven Weinberg, 14 x 7 x 4″


Blue Boat
by Steven Weinberg

I have always loved Steven Weinberg’s Boat series and this beautiful blue piece is no exception. This cast piece has great depth and seems to pull the viewer into the tranquility of its center. The bubbles add an aquatic touch.


Thank you for taking time to enjoy these beautiful works of art. My hope is that your day has been enhanced by this viewing. I look forward to staying in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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