Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair.
The 2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. There will be an artists’ reception 5-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Samples of all artists’ work will be on display throughout the weekend in the Pajarito Room at historic Fuller Lodge.
The Fuller Lodge “Gateway to the Holidays” Arts & Crafts Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Crossroads Bible Church. A list of particating artists and their work can be viewed at http://fullerlodgeartcenter.com/Fair_Fall2015.
Lampwork piece by Jason Kimmel. Courtesy photo
Meet Jason Kimmel
Jason Kimmel creates magic with glass. He has been working with glass for nearly two decades.
After just two classes in the basics of lampworking, he spent countless hours behind the torch, developing and refining his own distinctive style. His current work includes mainly functional objects: beads, pendants, goblets, pens, and marbles, but he frequently experiments with pieces that are purely sculptural as well. Kimmel constantly adding new styles to my existing lines of functional work, and love the endless possibilities of the medium.
Lampworking is an age old and constantly evolving process of glasswork dating back as far as the fifth century. Clear and colored borosilicate glass, in the form of tubes and rods, is manipulated in the flame to create one-of-a-kind pieces in all shapes and sizes. Each piece is then kiln annealed to assure strength and durability.
In addition to selling his work at art festivals throughout the Southwest, Kimmel’s work is featured in a number of galleries and shops throughout the US, including his own store in Durango, called White Rabbit Books and Curiosities.
Lampwork piece with flower by Jason Kimmel. Courtesy photo
Meet Livy Snyder
Livy Snyder was born in Los Alamos in 1997. Livy works predominantly in the medium of painting, but includes photography, drawing, murals, and cutouts.
Snyder is currently working on a BFA at University of Colorado in Denver. She has been heavily involved with the Los Alamos community creating murals and participating in gallery shows at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Her new aspiration is to become more involved in the Denver Art Community where she goes to school.
Painting by Livy Snyder. Courtesy photo