ArtWalk gets glassy

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Article Published: Jul. 25, 2013 | Modified: Jul. 25, 2013
ArtWalk gets glassy

ArtWalk is featuring the glass art of Wayne and Sandi Bowers and Stephanie White and Sharon James.

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This week, ArtWalk is getting classy with something glassy.

The downtown Boone gallery is featuring two new artists, who are recycling manmade crystals in creative ways.

Glass impressionists Wayne and Sandi Bowers’ passion for reclaiming and repurposing is expressed in their unique line of glass art, where vintage glass is melded into glistening, textural, light-captivating old windows and repurposed frames.

Vintage china and architectural details from the 19th and 20th centuries frame and enhance the etched, leaded and sculptural glass that sparkles in a window or creates twinkling mood lighting when back-lit.

The Bowerses reside in the historic district of York, S.C., where they draw their much of their inspiration, also offering custom orders to preserve others’ glass memories.

In addition, artist Stephanie White has partnered with stained glass designer Sharon James to create one-of-a-kind, vintage glass birdfeeders and flowers. White’s eye for design represents years of creativity in painting gallery backdrops, watercolors, furniture painting and, now, this new venture in honoring vintage glassware.

James complements this partnership with her stained glass expertise.

According to ArtWalk, “Her birdfeeders and vintage glass flower are the perfect focal point for any charming garden — almost too pretty to put outside. One could design an enchanting garden around this lovely vintage glass art.”

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, email ( or visit

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at or (828) 264-6397.

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