Sculpture in the Garden



Sculpture in the Garden
Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2018

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Artist Name: Merrill Everett
www.merrilleverett.com

Title of Piece #1: Totems 2017 #1
Media: hot blown glass on steel band
Dimensions: 6'11"H x 2'W (diameter)
Retail Price: Not for Sale

Artist’s Statement: A compilation of blown glass works created over the past 20 years.

Title of Piece #2: Totems 2017 #2
Media: hot blown glass on steel band
Dimensions: 7'1"H x 2'W (diameter)
Retail Price: Not for Sale

Artist’s Statement: A compilation of blown glass works created over the past 20 years.

Title of Piece #3: Totems 2017 #3
Media: hot blown glass on steel band
Dimensions: 7'1/2"H x 2'W (diameter)
Retail Price: Not for Sale

Artist’s Statement: A compilation of blown glass works created over the past 20 years.

Artist’s Bio: Like many of his counterparts, Merrill cut his teeth on ceramics but gravitated toward glass because the gratification was immediate and there was a true sense of cooperation and community among glassblowers. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a business and arts degree and earning a MFA from Claremont Graduate School, Merrill taught ceramics and glass at Scripps, Claremont, Cal State Fullerton, Orange Coast College and Palomar College as well as a variety of workshops. He built the glass studios at Scripps Claremont and the Orange County Fairgrounds and founded the Fallbrook School of Arts and the annual Galaxy of Glass Show at the Fallbrook Art Center.

Merrill enjoyed experimenting with glass and these totems are the culmination of years of those experiments.  They are comprised of pieces ranging from recently produced to twenty years back.  He was happy to do one show a year that gave him the opportunity to create and was very proud of his acceptance into this show.  Tragically his life was cut short before this exhibition, but his family wanted to share his work and fulfill his dream.


 

Photos: Rachel Cobb


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