E-Newsletter : Issue #186 January 2023 – Bright and Colorful

January 2023

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope that you and your families are off to a good start in the new year. Since January is one of the darkest months of the year, I have chosen some bright and colorful glass sculptures to share with you this month. I look forward to hearing from you with any comments and questions that you might have. Enjoy!

Quote of the Month

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

– Pablo Picasso

Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

Truly a classic piece by the maestro, "Maui" combines all of Lino’s signature elements: beautiful form, vibrant colors, intricate surface engraving, bold cane work.

Maui by Lino Tagliapietra


Brainy Red Lurch by Stephen Powell,
22.25 x 29 x 16.25″


Brainy Red Lurch
by Stephen Powell

This playful piece by Stephen Powell testifies to the artist’s absolute mastery of form, color palette and the murine technique.



Rocky Coast
by Dorothy Hafner

Many of you are already familiar with the glass panels of Connecticut artist Dorothy Hafner. I love the abstract landscape quality of this piece which can be shown as is or wall mounted.

Rocky Coast by Dorothy Hafner, 11.125 x 9.75 x 3.5"


Suspended in Dreams by Richard Jolley, 29 x 15 x 11″


Suspended in Dreams
by Richard Jolley

I love the narrative quality of this new piece by Richard Jolley. The human head captured in a state of repose seems to be flying off into the dream world on a creature which is perhaps half bird/half angel.



Thank you as always for taking a few moments to enjoy some of the finest glass art in the world! I hope you have enjoyed it.

Warm wishes,

Kenn Holsten

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