Fire & Ice: Celebrating 40 years of the Fernie & District Historical Society!
Arctic elegance meets fiery fiesta for this year’s Museum gala fundraising event, igniting the senses. Savour spicy and frosty flavours from by Chef Barrie Elliot, experience sizzling live entertainment and chill out with our exhibiting artist, Katherine Russell. Take part in the 12 Days of Christmas and Art auction.
TICKETS: $40 PURCHASE ONLINE, or from the Fernie Museum
IN THE GALLERY: Hot and Cold: Glass Art in 3 Parts by Katherine Russell.
Exhibit on display until April 19th, 2020.
Katherine Russell is one of Canada’s leading glass artists, based in Elkford. She splits her time between making blown glasswork and kiln-formed glasswork, utilizing both methods to explore new concepts, techniques and creative objectives.
In the early 20th century, most decorative glass production happened in factories. The design and affordability of smaller furnaces permitted artists to work with smaller production runs from their own studio, giving rise to what is known as the studio glass movement.
In this newly curated exhibit, Russell examines the methods and techniques that she employs in her studio. The series includes large blown works for which she is most known, a kiln-fired experimental series titled ‘Memories are Malliable’ and cold-fused work. The exhibit demonstrates an incredible breadth and diversity of work which represents this relatively new genre of decorative art.