FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center celebrates the 20th year of the Galaxy of Glass exhibit. One of the center’s longest running annual shows, it continues to attract new artists eager to participate as well as collectors and art appreciators alike. Presented in the center’s main exhibition space, The Janice Griffiths Gallery, the show features over 300 pieces of original glass art created by 28 regional glass artists using a myriad processes including hot blown, cast, fused, slumped, carved and assembled. The shop section of the show features a wide variety of glass jewelry, functional ware, unique blown glass tumblers and shot glasses, glass mosaics, paperweights, perfumers, oil lamps, vases, animal figures and much more.
This year the center pays a special tribute to the show’s founder, Merrill Everett, whose life was tragically cut short earlier this year. The center is grateful to his family for sharing his story and work and to Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. for their long-standing support of the show and the Fallbrook School of the Arts.
Galaxy of Glass offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to experience fine art glass in a beautiful gallery setting affording them the ability to begin or expand their collection.
In addition to the Galaxy of Glass, visitors can enjoy “Near, Far and Far Out” in The Salon and the Rosalie and Spencer Lehmann galleries, featuring works by Victoria Marquez, Veronica Leiton and Mariela Paniagua.
Galaxy’s opening reception is 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The artists will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served. The reception is free to Premier & Friends level members and center patrons; general admission is $10. The show continues daily through Oct. 22, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free to all members, center patrons, active military, those under 18 and students with ID; general admission is $6.
The center is located in Fallbrook’s Historic Downtown District at 103 S. Main Ave. at Alvarado Street. For more information on the show, supporting programs or volunteering, call (760) 728-1414 or visit www.fallbrookartcenter.org.