Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:30 Potluck Dinner
7:30 Presentation by Martie Negri
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse
10585 N. 100th St.
Arizona Glass Alliance will hold its first ever potluck supper, together with a presentation by glass artist Martie Negri. The event will begin at 5:30 to give us plenty of time to catch up with each other and enjoy everyone’s specialties, and Martie will begin her presentation at 7:30. Martie does beautiful, innovative work, which has been recognized three separate times by inclusion in the annual New Glass Review published by Urban Glass.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize with your fellow members in addition to learning about Martie and her work. You don’t have to bring a food item to attend the event, but we would really appreciate it if you do — it will make it more fun for everyone to sample the variety of dishes that arrive. The potluck is being spearheaded by Sharon Schomer and Sue Weiner. In order to coordinate the food items and be sure we don’t have too much in any one category, please contact Sharon. Information is included in the flyer download below.
It’s also the time of year to send in your dues for the 2016-17 season, which remain the same at $35 for singles and $50 for couples or galleries. Thanks so much for your continued support and participation, and we’re looking forward to seeing all of you on October 30.
More about Martie
Martie began her career as a painter and fiber artist before transitioning to glass in 2001, and you still see those influences in her work, which is a contemporary form of millefiori. Martie describes her work this way “For me, combining millefiori is a metaphor, like a garden, about multiple worlds coming together to form a larger, more intricate world that is complete and serene. This world embraces the fragile and the lovely. The radiance of glass illuminates color in a way that I was never able to capture before as a painter or a textile designer. In glass I have found a material that helps me convey the vivid richness I feel is central to my artistic and spiritual life.”
Martie’s work has been included three times in New Glass Review (numbers 30, 32 and 36), and has been exhibited at the Bullseye Gallery of Portland. An image of Martie’s work is shown below, and for more information about Martie take a look at her website, www.martienegri.com.