SAVANNAH — Glass artist Erica Rollings will present, Stained Glass: Beyond the Traditional, an exhibition at the City of Savannah's Gallery S.P.A.C.E. Aug. 27 through Oct. 2. The exhibition will include over 50 glass panels showcasing anatomical and botanical themes, game boards and much more.
Rollings’ glass panel images come from medical and architectural books as well as her personal sketchbook.
“I’m fascinated by patterns in the natural world and how many of them are duplicated in the human body,” Rollings said.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Rollings will lead two stained glass hands-on workshops. The workshops will teach the basics of glass cutting, foiling, soldering and cleaning the finished work. No previous experience is required. The workshops will be offered Sept. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $50 per workshop. Limited space is available and advance registration is required.
Rollings holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universities of Massachusetts and Vermont, and credits her father for introducing her to stained glass as a child. More of Rollings’ work can be seen on her web site at www.ericarollings.net.
An artist’s reception will be held Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is located at 9 W. Henry St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call (912) 651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.