It’s a “Summer of Glass” and an exhibition “As Night Spills Into Day” at artspace

Two new exhibitions are on display at artspace in downtown Shreveport. “As Night Spills Into Day” fills the upstairs CoolSpace while “Summer of Glass” takes up the main level and mezzanine.

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Ruston artist Nick Bustamante explores “the in between moments when past slips into present.” His “As Night Spills Into Day” features over 100 pieces of art hung in a setting resembling the interior and exterior of a family home. According to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council press release, “Night and day, dark and light, now and then, inside and out…these antonyms of existence–the in between moments when past slips into present–are what Ruston Artist Nick Bustamante explores in his latest exhibition. Listen to Nick’s artist talk on Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 pm.

A summer of glass

In the Mainspace, see more than 40 works from glass artists from Texas and Louisiana. The “Texas Contemporary Glass Exhibition” contains pieces ranging from blown, spun, hot sculpted, table cast, reverse painting, sand cast and many more. International award-winning glass artist and Northwest Louisiana resident Eric Hess curated this art project. Over the next three months, several of the artists will come to Shreveport to talk about their work and do demonstrations.

Monday, July 8 – UT Arlington professor Christine Heimerman will blow a Cherry Blossom Vase.

Monday, August 5 – Terri Sigler from Ashville, NC will demonstrate the cane roll-up style technique.

A summer of glass

Hess and his business partner, Michelle Pennington, created Sanctuary Glass Studio and Sanctuary Arts School. Their mission is to help bring the art of glass and glassblowing to the area. To see how and where they make magnificent masterpieces, click here. During “Summer of Glass,” you can view some of their work on the Mezzanine level.

The opening reception of both exhibits wason Friday, June 7 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Artspace is located at 708 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. Both shows will run through August 10, 2019. For more information, check out the artspace website.

The Bossier Arts Council’s exhibits of “Please Touch the Art” and Peggy Cooper Hendon are also going on.