FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Alexandra Marchant: a solo exhibit
Flame Run showcases a local contemporary glass artist and her
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2011) – Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery
will feature a solo exhibit of the contemporary glass art of Alexandra Marchant
from April 1 through May 28. An opening night reception begins at 5 p.m. on
Gallery Hop night with a demonstration at 7 p.m.
Marchant is best known for what she calls her “sculptural drawings,” three or
four identically engraved glass drawings mounted on a piece of metal over
images painted in acrylic. The show also will include blown glass, fused glass
and ceramic pieces.
“She has a very different approach to contemporary glass,” said Flame Run
owner Brook Forrest White Jr. “The pieces have a presence of their own. They
are amazingly detailed. When people look at her work, you can see them just
standing and getting lost in the art.”
Marchant, a multiple media artist from Cleveland, Ohio, received her
Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in ceramics with a minor in glass from the
Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. She was awarded the Jack Zipp Scholarship
for Glass in 2007 and the Guy Cowan Pottery Scholarship in 2008. Her
commissioned work can be viewed at the Cleveland Clinic Laboratory Medical
Office as well as the Caddy Shack Lounge, also in Cleveland. She’s also
working on a series of glass engravings to illustrate the building process of a new
national laboratory on the Cleveland Clinic campus. She lives in Louisville.
About Flame Run:
Flame Run™, Louisville’s newest and largest contemporary glass art studio and
gallery, is owned by Brook Forrest White Jr. The renovated 12,500 square foot
building at 828 East Market Street in Louisville’s East Market Street Arts District
showcases contemporary and original glass creations. It also includes a working
glass-blowing hot shop and offers classes for beginning glass artists. Hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Log on to
www.flamerun.com or call (502) 584-5353 for more information.