LOUISVILLE, KY (August 16th, 2017) – Flame Run is exhibiting the work of Louisville artist, Ann Klem, in “Feature: Ann Klem Glass.”
Each piece of Klem’s art glass reveals her love of the design and creation process, the taste for technical challenges and the beauty of a well-finished piece. Strongly influenced by geometry, repeatable patterns, and phenomena such as crop circles, Klem designs her pieces for beautiful yet functional art.
Klem stated, “My ‘engineered’ approach to designing glass creations comes from an earlier career in computers and designing accurate, predictable, complex processing systems. My lifelong love of color extensively influences the components incorporated into the finished pieces, and my love of working with my hands pushes the shaping and polishing steps I use to give a professional, artful finish.”
Beginning with large sheet glass, Klem creates custom pieces, incorporating one into another, assembling and fusing them together. She then slices, grinds, sandblasts, or extensively shapes the resulting glass to enhance the visual impact of the piece. Further firings, shapings, and polishings produce finished trays, vessels and sculptures.
“Features: Ann Klem Glass” will be on display September 1st through November 11th, with an opening reception coinciding with First Friday Gallery Hop 6-9pm the evening of the September 1st. A live glass blowing demo by Flame Run artists will take place in the studio at 7pm.
Press Contact:Tiffany AckermanAbout Flame Run:Flame Run, owned by Brook Forrest White, Jr. of Louisville, is located at 815 W. Market Street, just steps away from the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the Louisville Science Center. Flame Run at Glassworks showcases contemporary and original glass creations. It also includes a working glass-blowing hot shop, welding shop, gift shop, gallery, and an offering of classes for beginning glass artists. Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Log on to www.flamerun.com or call (5
02) 584-5353 for more information.