March 20, 2015 – April 17, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, March 20th, 5pm – 8pm

We are excited to invite you to this showcase of work from Ben Elliot, Joseph Falzone and Ben Greene-Colonnese–all artists from The Asheville Glass Center! Held at our gallery space here at the Grove Arcade, this will be an educational and fun look into the craft of hand blown and flame worked glass.

Awarded the Gund Traveling Arts Scholarship, Ben Greene hiked many national parks throughout the Western United States, collecting natural stones for his current body of work. He joins natural stones with cast and cold-worked glass and uses what he calls a “cast and release” process, returning rocks to the mountains after he casts them.

Falzone discovered his love for glassblowing at age eighteen, studying at Southern Illinois and continuing classes at Penland. Eventually he was able to study overseas at Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy.