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web design. I also enjoy spending time outdoors; biking, hiking and now kayaking. Currently I reside in sunny Palm Springs California with my husband and our three “kids”, Noa, Sake and Darwin. You can find some example of my work at www.louruiz.prosite.com, cheers!

KIM CHASEN Kim Chasen has been a resident of Palm Springs since 1989 and a professional artist for 18 years. she co-owned Dezart One Gallery from 2001 to 2011. In all of her work, Kim creates her own sense of unique color and sensuous texture. Her objectives and methods are relatively simple, with a conscious connection between the horizontal and vertical. Lying just beneath the surface, the paintings project a double life without compromising their integrity as pure abstraction. Kim has the innate ability to coax a feeling of strength and vitality from a few well-chosen colors. “My art represents the way I desire to live my life..... simple and uncomplicated yet bold and exciting. it does require, however a lot from the viewer…a willingness to travel through the many layers.” Kim is currently showing in the juried Artists Council Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Visit www.kimchasen.com

KATHY AND RORY CHETALAT Our art is created over a period of days to weeks. We often begin with a sketch or discussion of the concept. Then each piece of glass is cut and fit to match the design. The glass is assembled and fired in the kiln. This first firing can reach temperature as high as 1700 F degrees. After the piece cools for as much as 24 hours, it is cleaned and set in the kiln over a mold to create the shape and texture. We often utilize existing shapes in metal or create our own molds from metal, firebrick or clay. Then the glass is fired a second time in the kiln to complete the shape. Then the challenge of assembling the pieces into the sculptural shapes begins. Integrating metal and stone into and around each glass object is done to create a unique

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