Alice Benvie-Gebhart


Alice Benvie-Gebhart

East Greenwich, RI, USA

ABOUT

"The details and events we remember are often distorted toward an idea we have projected upon them. My current artistic exploration involves memories of past scenes, combined and re-envisioned then translated using the process of kiln-fired glass. Memories are as fluid and changing, as the artistic process itself. Like a memory, the glass first exists as hard and brittle. During the heating process the fluid nature of the melting glass adds an energy and organic quality that can be seen as a transformation, in medium and idea. The collection of work culminated my investigation of a visual experience into a fragile yet permanent representation in glass. Being born into an artistic family, my father and grandfather were practicing artists, I continue the family legacy with glass. Glass is the media that reveals this natural vibrancy to its utmost. I enjoy the technique of using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. “ Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master's degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

ARTIST TYPE

  • architectural/public
  • fusing/slumping
  • kilnforming
  • accept commissions

CONNECT

Business Name:
Heritage Art Gallery and Glass Studio
5580 Post Rd
East Greenwich, RI 02818
http://www.AliceGebhart.com