BRIGHAM CITY – Some of the Beehive State’s best glass artists have their work on display at the Brigham City Museum of Art & History, located at 24 North 300 West, until April 15.
Dana Worley, a glass artist who lives in North Logan, has two pieces in the show. She strives to tell stories with her glass compositions using color, texture, and design elements in her work.
Worley is a member of the Utah Glass Art Guild of Utah and is the only member of that organization in Cache Valley and currently at the show.
“Thirty years ago I started working with stained glass,” she said. “I bought a kiln and started all over working on fused glass. Having my own kiln makes it more accessible and I loved what it does.”
She is self-taught, with no formal glass art training except for two residencies.
“All my life I’ve done artistic stained glass. It was the torch clamp method of working glass,” she said. “Then I bought a kiln and I started to focus on fused glass the last 15 years.”
“Working with glass is just something that just happened,” she added. “I work at Campbell Scientific for a job.”
The guild meets every two months, and they also provide opportunities to do demonstrations and teach about glass art.
“When Brigham City Museum wanted to bring back art guilds they began with the glass guild,” she said. “We do have an active group and there are other guilds in the state.”
Some of the artists in the guild use recycled glass, but Worley uses fusible tested glass that is compatible with the other colored glasses she puts together.
The Brigham City Museum of Art and History is hosting this one-of-a-kind art designed and crafted by members of the Glass Art Guild of Utah, said Museum Director Alana Blumenthal.
The new exhibit will be open to the public at the museum from now until April 15th.
“The Museum is thrilled to partner with the Glass Art Guild as part of our mission to showcase the broad variety of artistic expression in the state,” she said. “We hope our audience will be inspired by the works on display, whether to support a local artist or to try a new skill.”
The Glass Art Guild of Utah is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum to increase exposure and appreciation of art glass in our community, and a networking opportunity for artists and patrons of art glass. This exhibit is an invitational competition for guild members, with renowned public artist Willy Litting serving as Juror.
The Museum will host a free Valentine’s Date Night with special activities on February 10th, and an award ceremony on February 25th at Noon. The public is invited to attend both events. More information is available at www.facebook.com/BrighamCityMuseum.
The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is known for their temporary exhibitions on art and history. The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret art and materials that tell stories of human experiences and of the land. They also have excellent displays of fossils and minerals in the Natural History section of the museum.
The museum is a department of Brigham City Corporation and receives added support from the Box Elder Museum Foundation and donations.
The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Field trips and guided tours are available by appointment. Admission is free. Please contact Museum Director Alana Blumenthal at [email protected] or Curator of Education Aubrey Hanks at [email protected]