Betty Wilson Shares Her Evolving Creativity While Spreading Joy At Artisans On The Ave With A Free Glass Demo On Saturday, March 2

Betty Wilson is one of those artists whose creativity is always evolving, evidenced by the variety of mediums she has explored. From sculpted clay and ceramics to fused glass and encaustic wax, this prolific artist spreads joy to all who view her art. You’ll get a chance to see her in action on Saturday, March 2 at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in Lake Worth. The gallery will have a reception with free champagne and snacks. Betty will present a glass demonstration and she’ll share some of her wealth of knowledge about ceramics. Currently one of 40 local artists displaying at Artisans on the Ave, Betty has been with this eclectic gallery for over five years. She sees the Gallery as a great venue for exposing art lovers to the amazing variety of local talent. Betty is also the owner of The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach where the Gallery’s workshops allow local artists to share their passion and expertise. Swing by Artisans on the Ave to see Betty in all her artistic glory. You will not be disappointed. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

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Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 2 

 

6  –  9   pm

 7 pm Free Glass Demo/Artist Talk

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently one of 40 local artists displaying at Artisans on the Ave, Betty has been with this eclectic gallery for over five years. She sees the gallery as a great venue for exposing art lovers to the amazing variety of local talent. Most recently, the gallery has been having workshops and presentations by several of its artists. Betty is also the owner of The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. There Betty is able to explore her love of clay and glass and share her knowledge with others. The Craft Gallery offers workshops and classes by a variety of artists and has studio space available for rent by the hour. Betty loves to have local artists share their passion and expertise with others, so her gallery is a great place to expand one’s artistic skills.

 

 

 

But, it’s Betty’s history that will give you an idea of just how much of a fixture she is in the local art world. Decades ago Betty had a hand-painted clothing line named “Made Ugly by Me!” – yes, she has a terrific sense of humor! Her next exploration was clay and this self-taught artist worked with other artists to develop her own unique style. From there she ventured into ceramics, fused glass and encaustic wax, taking workshops from masters of the various crafts. Betty eventually displayed in juried art shows, created art in public places and had a presence in local art galleries. Soon she started her own gallery which grew into several businesses over the years, allowing her to spread the joy of beautiful art. President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, she also serves on local boards and arts councils.

 

 

When you talk to Betty about her craft, she sees her fused glass art as an extension of her sculptural clay work. Betty says she loves the textures and exciting interplay of light and color when she peeks into the red-hot, glowing kiln. There she sees the soft, molten liquid melting together in one brilliant form. Her biggest thrill is 15 hours later, when she opens the kiln to see the fascinating and extraordinary design that has taken place. Mixing layers of hand-cut, transparent, opaque and iridescent glass together with a little copper, her designs are truly one-of-a-kind. Betty’s fused glass faces give off so much energy that people say they make them smile.

 

 

Betty says her work is never about clay or glass. It’s about what the media can do for her art and what she is trying to express. She hopes that others are filled with the joyful light and energy that her art creates. In short, Betty is the light behind her art and she is all about spreading the light – and joy – to everyone around her.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

To reach Betty Wilson about classes or workshops:

The Craft Gallery
5911 S. Dixie Highway   West Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-585-7744
TheCraftGallery.net
potteryme@aol.com

 

 

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