Glass Hero

For an artist, finding the medium you were destined to work in is like finding a soul mate or the perfect home. John Modzelewski had been creating art for many years when he discovered his affinity for fused glass. Now he’s all about the heat, color, and light, whipping out works that sell like shiny, inedible hotcakes, from massive wall pieces that would rock a hotel foyer or corporate HQ to small-scale treasures just for you (such as his popular tiki gods and other Polynesian motifs in housewares and jewelry).

Practical Art is displaying Modzelewski’s new fine-art pieces during the month of July. While you’re there, also stop to admire the useful pretty things (by Modzelewski and 59 other local artisans) that Jane Reddin’s store carries year-round.

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 1. Continues through July 31, 2009
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson