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Bayport Glass Artist Gets Her First Solo Exhibition

Kathy Seff, co-owner of Colorful Visions, will debut a unique glass design project at Artspace this month.

Bayport glass artist Kathy Seff is transforming an old phone booth she purchased
off craigslist into a stand inside kaleidoscope as one of her new works for her first solo exhibition entitled, “GLAS!!”

This project and exhibit is being funded, in part, by the contributions through the
artist’s crowd-funding campaign on indiegogo.com. Seff is the co-owner of Colorful Visions in Bayport.

Seff is a second-generation glass artist, growing up with glass art being created by her mom in the home studio. After earning a degree in graphic design and working her way up to art director at an advertising/print company, she decided to become a freelance designer and began her own business in graphic design.

All along the way she was working with her mother designing and creating in glass. Now, she works and creates at Colorful Visions full time working on custom art glass and retail pieces for the gallery. Along with her mom, Sandy, Kathy has studied with renowned American glass artists.

The completed kaleidoscope phone booth, created in the technique of glass mosaic, will be on display at Artspace Patchogue Gallery located at 20 Terry Street, Patchogue.

The exhibit will run September 24 thru October 14 with a ticketed Preview Gala on September 23 and a free public reception on Sunday, September 30 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Having a first solo show, I wanted to take the opportunity to engage my audience and keep them updated on my progress through the 20-day crowd funding campaign prior to the exhibit," said Seff, who has raised over $1,900 so far toward a goal of $2,300.

As part of the actual exhibit, I wanted the viewer to be a participant. Experience what it’s like to be inside of a kaleidoscope with colorful glass on all four sides of you,” Seff said. “Of course being a vintage phone booth they’ll have to bring their own cellphone in if they want to make a call.”

Seff is a second-generation glass artist, learning from her mother, Sandy Seff, and working with the glass medium for 24 years. She is one of 40+ artists living at Artspace Patchogue Lofts.

For more information about the exhibit, including gallery hours and preview gala ticket information call the artist’s studio at (631) 472-0203
or email: glas@kathyseff.com.

Misty Bell September 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Wow! Isn't Art Space is affordable housing for starving artists? I've been trying to get in Art space when it opened and I can't. How do you get in if you own a business? I hope its not like a rent control NY apartment that makes affordable housing for the rich. Artists like me who need it will get the run around and be denied. I guess the way to affordable housing is beating the system. While the rich get richer the poor get poorer.
Kathy S September 16, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Artspace is a not-for-profit founded in 1979, to provide affordable housing for artists. The guidelines for "Affordable" are set by the Federal government. Check out the link to the Patchogue Lofts property on their website. You will find an application link there as well as the guidelines. http://www.artspace.org/properties/patchogue/ I am one of the residents who uses this account to promote events at our facility/gallery and do not claim to represent the organization as a whole. There are email contacts on the link above whom you can direct inquiries to. Hope that helps. Kathy Seff.
Jake September 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Congrats to Kathy Seff on her first solo exhibition! Kelly http://www.classicglassinc.com
Colorful Visions September 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
thanks Jake!!! http://www.kathyseff.com custom glass: http://www.cvglassart.com

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