E-Newsletter : Issue #095 January 2016 – New Artist: Wesley Neal Rasko

January 2016

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope the new year is starting out well for you. This month I am happy to feature an artist that I have just added, Wesley Neal Rasko. Also, I’m excited to share with you my new inventory of maestro Lino Tagliapietra. At a time in life when most artists would be relaxing and resting on their laurels, Lino Tagliapietra is creating some of the most beautiful and sophisticated work of his long and distinguished career. As always, your questions and comments are very welcome. Enjoy the artwork!


"I would like to make glass that is timeless, that stays forever young."

– Lino Tagliapietra

Featured Works:

Of the dozen or so new Lino Tagliapietra works that I have just added to my website, I have chosen two of my favorites to offer you. Please visit my website to see them all.

by Lino Tagliapietra
What an exuberant piece! The layers of color, the alternating angles of cane work complemented by the alternating diagonal slants of the surface cutting… actually all of the elements in this piece combine to form a vibrant and joyful whole.

Lino Tagliapietra
17" x 6.75" x 8"

Lino Tagliapietra
14.25" x 18.25" x 18"

by Lino Tagliapietra
From one of Lino Tagliapietra’s latest new series, "Africa, " is truly a masterpiece. Its sumptuous colors are warm and inviting. The bold murini contrast with the intricate cane work in a dramatic way. The form of this piece is elegant


New Artist: Wesley Neal Rasko


Canadian born Wesley Neal Rasko has worked both in North America and Eastern Europe, particularly Prague. His apprenticeship with Bohumil Elias from 1999-2000 has been a great influence in his subsequent glass art.

His forms are architectural in character and have a simple, straight forward beauty that is also dramatic in its own quiet way. He has exhibited extensively in Canada, the U.S., Czech Republic, England and the Netherlands.

The two pieces featured here are typical of his current work and other pieces can be seen here

Attitude, 22.9" x 7.9" x 7.9"

Vatnajökull, 28" x 18.8" x 3.5"

Additional Featured Works:

Splash, 14" x 9"

by Harry Pollitt
Like all of Harry Pollitt’s cast glass sculptures "Splash" is abstract, fluid and organic. The use of negative space in this particular sculpture is quite important. The deep teal color is very appealing and the overall effect is one of a strong, quiet presence.

Semi Halo
by John Kiley
As in all of John Kiley’s pieces, "Semi Halo" is elegant and understated. I love both the graceful form of this piece and its beautiful colors. Once again John has created a piece that makes the viewer want to see it in person and enjoy it from many angles.

Semi Halo, 7.5″ x 8″ x 6″



Spring Morning,
10" high x 5.25" wide



Spring Morning
by Jon Kuhn
It has been quite some time since I have been able to offer a smaller cube by Jon Kuhn. This one has an amazing color core and, like other pieces in this series, must be seen in person and turned slowly on its base to fully enjoy all of the optical intricacies of the sculpture.


I hope you have enjoyed this month’s edition of Holsten Galleries news and I look forward to staying in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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