Upstairs Artspace highlights glass and landscapes in new exhibits

Published 3:50 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

The Upstairs Artspace presents a group of new exhibits with Mountain Glass, Line in Landscape and Constance Humphries: New Work. Dates are October 1 through November 13 with a public reception on Saturday, October 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mountain Glass, the gallerys first glass exhibit in a decade, introduces 13 established and emerging artists, all but one living in Western North Carolina. They are Phil and Veda Bickley, Jeri Burdick, Susan Cannon, Victor Chiarizia, David Goldhagen, Jason Hoyes, Graham Lawing, Logan MacSporran, Jason Probstein, Irene Redmond, Shane Smith, Matt Tyner and James Yaun.

The show offers a balance of structural and functional glass on a small to large scale as well as a variety of glassmaking methods (soft, flame, fused, mixed media).

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Line in Landscape features landscape paintings with powerful horizontal and vertical line elements in styles ranging from representational to abstract. The artists are Dave Goldman, Pisgah Forest, N.C.; Janet Jacobson and Lori Raines, Hendersonville; Genie Maples and Tom Pazderka, Asheville; and Benjamin Mc-Kamey, Spartanburg.

Asheville artist Constance Humphries explores the psychology of childhood in abstract figurative paintings and drawings.

A Walk & Talk tour of the art will be Sunday, October 10 at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 828-859-2828 or for details.