Art installment offers colorful view in St. Joe

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — “View Through a Colored Prism” works in glass by April Wagner will be featured at the Inn at Harbor Shores from April 30 through Sept. 12.

An opening reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Inn at Harbor Shores.

A video of Wagner at work will also be shown during the reception. The event is free and open to the public. Wagner’s specially commissioned glass sculpture titled “L’eau D’Vie,” suspended over the lobby, is the centerpiece of the Inn at Harbor Shores.

This piece, described by Inn at Harbor Shores leaders as “mesmerizing” required four weeks for Wagner to blow the 550 individual glass pieces, creating her largest glass sculpture ever.  Another six days, precariously balanced on a lift to precisely dangle the hand-blown pieces from the vaulted ceiling, completed the project.

“I am pleased to be invited to show my work at The Inn, where I had the pleasure of working with the designers to create the lobby chandelier,” Wager said.

Epiphany Glass is located at 770 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac, Michigan, is a state-of-the-art, 4,000 square foot glassblowing studio and gallery. Since 1997, Epiphany’s distinctive look is the creation of artist and owner April Wagner.

Wagner adds a contemporary twist to the traditional fazzoletto technique, which originated in the Venini factory of Murano, Italy, during the 1930s and was later popularized by Seattle glass artists. Her work is found in many public and private collections, including those of The Four Seasons — Vail, The Hyatt Maui Regency Resort & Spa, General Motors, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Vladimir Putin, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

The Gallery at Harbor Shores celebrates the talents of exclusively Michigan artists in the rotating exhibits located on the second floor of The Inn at Harbor Shores. The art program has two components: a permanent collection displayed in rooms and public areas and rotating exhibitions in the Gallery curated by Susan Wilczak. The Gallery at Harbor Shores is open to the public and art on display is available for purchase.

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