Vessels 40: Surface and Color


Vessels 40: Surface and Color


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Mobile-- A variety of glass techniques from low and high-fire vitreous enamels to sandblasted imagery was seen in the USA Library's art exhibit, "Vessels 40: Surface and Color." The display was made up of works by USA Visual Art Department's Glass Program Coordinator, Rene Culler. The show featured several of her pieces that explored the use of color and attention to surface in vessel making. The exhibit was on display in the glass cases in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art located on the third floor of the library. The exhibit was free and open to the public during library hours.

Culler had more than 40 years of experience working with glass, and her art can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, and on permanent display at the Luce Center, the American Museum of Art. She also has museum collections in the Corning Museum of Glass, The Mobile Museum of Art, the National Glass Museum of Spain, the Glass Furnace Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, and Namseoul University, South Korea. Culler's architectural panels in glass are available for viewing at numerous hospitals and corporate settings including the Cleveland Clinic, Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, and the Forest City Science and Technology Park, among others throughout the U.S.

"My inspiration comes from beauty either representational or abstract," said Culler. "I am very excited about this show; I will be showing work that dates back to 1974, as well as current work."

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Mobil, AL


Glass, Colorful, Expressive


Arts and Humanities

Vessels 40: Surface and Color