Cassandra Straubing's folded glass jeans are made by directing molten glass into a hand-carved mould. Straubing also works with glass aprons and shirts, all with lengthy titles like, “With the Chair Strapped to the Back of the Ole’ Jalopy, They Caravanned West.”
Friesen Gallery in Ketchum will display Straubing's work tonight, along with other glass pieces from Bullseye Gallery, part of the Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Ore. Bullseye Gallery artists use processes like kiln forming, glass casting and blown glass to create a wide range of pieces.
Each artist's work varies widely—from Richard Parrish’s earthy, kiln-formed tiles, to Kate Baker’s colored glass portraiture, to Michael Rogers’ kiln-formed skulls and platters, to Dante Marioni's thin, stately vases, to Giles Bettison’s complicated patterns.
Friesen officially launched the exhibit Feb. 1, but the opening reception will be held today, Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at 320 First Ave. N., in Ketchum. The exhibit remains on display through Friday, March 8.