Oil painting, glasswork featured at Brighton exhibit

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Pastel and oil paintings by Sue Wilson and glasswork by Charlie and Paula Shoulders will be on exhibit at the Brighton District Library May 4 through June 15.

An opening reception for the exhibit is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, featuring a demonstration of flamework by Charlie Shoulders.

Wilson, who’s lived in Hartland with her husband and children since 1989, studied jewelry making at Western Michigan University. She works in dental technology making crowns and bridgework, which is sculpting teeth in wax.

She also studied sculpture at Oakland Community College. When she got the urge to begin painting, she joined Brushbenders of Brighton, a decorative painting group. She’s also studied with Peggy Smith at her studio.

A recent member of the Brighton Art Guild, Wilson won a blue ribbon and People’s Choice award at Art Harvest and Kaleidoscope.

Charlie and Paula Shoulders are a husband-and-wife team that formed Living on the Etch, an art glass company, in 2004.

Charlie is a flameworker wo uses a torch and tools to melt, blow and sculpt borosilicate glass to crete a large variety of smaller works.

Paula works in stained glass and kiln-formed glass. She creates original drawings and transltes them into focal elements that are then hand-cut from copper, sandblasted, kiln-formed or painted and fired to create decorative pieces including window panels, bowls, plates and wall tiles.

Art at the Library is a juried series of 2-D and 3-D shows on exhibit at the Brighton District Library. It’s a collaborative endeavor between the Brighton Art Guild and the Friends of the Brighton District Library.

The Brighton District Library is located at 100 Library Drive, between Orndorf Drive and Challis Road in Brighton.

The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, contact the Brighton Art Guild at brightonartguild@comcast.net.


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