October 19, 2012

Railroad Square exhibit displays glass art

Morning Sentinel Staff

WATERVILLE -- Two dozen creations by fused glass artists from around the state are on display at Stained Glass Express at 10 Railroad Square.

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Staff photo by David Leaming Detail of a stained glass piece titled "The Hot Crack" by Carrie Bracker that is part of the Gray Glass Challenge project on exhibit at the Stained Glass Express in Waterville.

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Staff photo by David Leaming Jennifer Parkhurst of the Stained Glass Express shop in Waterville examines the "Kaleidobowl" glass piece that is part of the Gray Glass Challenge project.

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The works are part of the Gray Glass Challenge exhibit, organized by Waterville glass artists Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner of Stone Ridge Glass.

The pieces will be on view to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Boucher and Huebner launched the Gray Glass Challenge from an idea Boucher got one day while cleaning their studio. They had several boxes -- more than 100 pounds worth -- of gray glass scraps left over from another project.

They decided to challenge other fused glass artists to take about four pounds of the scrap and make something beautiful.

Artists from places such as Dover-Foxcroft, Bangor, Bucksport, Peaks Island, Poland and Livermore Falls submitted works. Dan Kany, a Portland author on art glass, will judge the pieces at a private event for the artists Saturday night.

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Staff photo by David Leaming Various stained glass creations of the Gray Glass Challenge are on exhibit at the Stained Glass Express in Waterville.

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Staff photo by David Leaming The stained glass work by Paula Wilcox of Belgrade and others pieces of the Gray Glass Challenge are on display at the Stained Glass Express shop in Waterville.

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Staff photo by David Leaming Students and staff from Skowhegan High and Middle schools march across the walking bridge in town during a rally and support for the national 13th annual Lights On Afterschool program on Thursday.



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