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Best Places For Glass Art In DFW

July 2, 2012 6:00 AM

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The perfect glass art for home, garden, office or as a gift is just around the corner in Dallas and Fort Worth. With a wide array of styles, prices and uses, these exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces enhance the beauty of any surroundings. Many artists are commissioned and will create impressive museum-quality art, while other artists sell beautiful in-store items. Glass classes are available throughout the Metroplex. Enjoy a fusion of art, music and dining outdoors at the Arboretum or stroll through galleries and enjoy the reflections and light playing off of wall installations, vases and sculptures.
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Bowman Glass Studio and Gallery
1419-C Griffin St E
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 426-4777
www.bowmanglass.com

Bowman Glass features beautiful works of art including abstract sculptures with steel and blown glass, architectural leaded glass, illuminated ceiling sculptures and representational bowls and wall installations. Jim and Mary Lynn Devereux-Bowman’s commissioned pieces are found around the world in private spaces, corporate offices and public buildings. The 5,000-square-foot studio in the downtown Dallas Cedars neighborhood includes a gallery and showroom with art in just about every price range. Come check out what makes this artist so popular.

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Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass
5100 Beltline Road #820
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 239-7957
www.kittrellriffkind.com

Located in the Village on the Parkway in Addison, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is a “full-service, art-glass studio specializing in leaded, fused and beveled architectural art glass, repairs and restorations.” KR Art Glass sells work from over 300 glass artists from all over North America. Pricing varies from very affordable to more upscale, however each piece is uniquely elegant. The pieces range from contemporary to traditional to suit a variety of tastes. Check out Ann Alderson Biba’s beautiful whimsical works and the sophisticated sculptural pieces by Scott Amrhein.

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The Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6500
www.dallasarboretum.org

Nestled on 66 acres overlooking White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy works of art and nature. Running through November 5, 2012, the Chihuly Art Exhibit presents glassworks by the world-famous artist Dale Chihuly. Three nights a week, over two dozen illuminated installations come to life. Accompanied by musical concerts, Chihuly Nights is a special place to dine. Restaurant DeGolyer features a three-course meal, Rosine Hall offers an Italian buffet and the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace is open Wednesday evenings and serves hot and cold sandwiches along with fresh salads. Café on the Green offers alfresco dining for those warmer days when you’re looking for a fresh meal. Enjoy your food among a garden of glass beauty to see this art in a truly unique environment.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-9215
www.themodern.org

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s building is an incredible art structure housing contemporary works of art within 40-foot-high transparent walls of glass framed by steel. The walls are bathed in an even glow of light. Inside are many works of art created with glass. In the Declaring Space: Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein exhibits showcase paintings embedded with broken glass. On the museum’s second floor, Bell’s “Continued Relevance” is a cube of tinted glass supported by a clear pedestal. In Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “The Etruscan,” the sculpture reaches toward the future represented by a mirror and its reflections. This museum will inspire imaginations and reveal the many powerful works of art created from glass.

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Carlyn Galerie
6137 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-2828
www.carlyngalerie.com

Carlyn Galerie is a nationally-recognized store devoted to selling fine-art glass, clay, fiber and jewelry. Its glassworks consist of blown, fused, slumped, lampworked and cast pieces. A recipient of D Magazine’s “top blown glass gallery award,” the gallery offers quality art with a wide range of pricing. Owners Cindi Ray and Wendy Dunham seek new artists as well as older, more-established individuals. Caryln Galerie glass pieces showcase wall installations, sculptures, plates and platters, vases and small items such as perfume bottles and paperweights. Make a visit to find unique piece for your home.

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Marilee Vergati, is an international award winning art director and writer. As a native Dallasite and fifth generation Texan, she brings a unique insight to her beloved state, its events, arts, ecology and people. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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