E-Newsletter : Issue #196 November 2023 – Change in Seasons

November 2023

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope you are well and enjoying the change in seasons. This month I’ve chosen some outstanding pieces by some of my favorite artists to share with you. It’s such a pleasure to stay in touch long distance and I always look forward to any comments or questions you might have. I wish you and your families a very pleasant winter.

Quote of the Month

"Every wielding of the blowpipe for him is an attempt to connect with the primordial essences of creation through the transformative power of fire."

– Laurie Winters, Former Curator, Milwaukee Museum of Art
Referring to Stephen Powell in the book Stephen Rolfe Powell, Glassmaker

Featured Works

Stephen Powell

I have just added two "new" pieces by Stephen Rolfe Powell to my online inventory. I was very happy to come across two stellar pieces that had previously escaped my attention. As always, Stephen’s exuberant palette and mastery of the glass medium is abundantly apparent.

Peeking Naive Cheeks by Stephen Powell,
52 x 22 x 11.5"

Sarcastic Acid Glare by Stephen Powell, 30 x 22.5 x 22.75"



Jon Kuhn

I was delighted to receive images of Jon Kuhn’s two latest creations just days before this newsletter. "Fortunate One" is a wonderful example of Jon’s iconic cube series. This piece has tremendous depth and is quite dramatic. The smaller piece, "Ancient Illusion," is a bit more subtle but still very impactful due to its many facets.

Fortunate One by Jon Kuhn, 6.125 x 6.125 x 6.125″

Ancient Illusion by Jon Kuhn
, 6 x 6 x 6″



by Lino Tagliapietra

I have just today received images of this beautiful piece, an outstanding example of Lino’s iconic "Dinosaur" pieces. I love the graceful form and the gorgeous colors of this piece.

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 9.5 x 32 x 51″



Thanks, as always, for taking part of your day to enjoy some great works of glass art. Stay well and keep in touch!

Kenn Holsten

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