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Academy Art Museum’s Craft Show “Blown Away” by Amy Blades Steward

The Academy Art Museum will celebrate and highlight the medium of glass at its 18th annual Craft Show, “Blown Away,” October 16-18 in Easton. In addition to exhibiting the breadth of glass artistry of such award-winning glass blowers as Julia and Robin Rogers, local Eastern Shore mosaic artist Sue Stockman, and Washington, D.C., neon glass artist Craig Kraft, the Show will feature three extraordinary outdoor sculptors: metal artist David Bacharach, wood artist Tom Yates, and metal sculptor Dale Rogers. The work of David Bacharach of Cockeysville ( has been inspired by two interests ~ wind-powered kinetic sculpture and the architectural beauty inherent in insects, birds and plants. He comments, “The materials I employ ~ recycled roofing copper and steel from fabricators’ scrap piles ~ and a background in traditional smithing and basketry inform and guide my approach to my work. I have observed that nature is viewed primarily as outlines and shadows. Delicate insects, birds and plant life are often overlooked/overpowered in the

Neon sculpture by Craig Kraft. mind’s eye by the color of leaves and the silhouettes of trees. As in nature, my sculptures’ outlines and shadows are often first to grab a viewer’s attention.” Tom Yates, a wood sculptor from Annapolis, uses a combination of tools to form his creations, from axes to chain saws, to angle grind35

October 2015 ttimes web magazine  

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