Ed and Barbara Streeter

Stories in Glass

July 21 - September 10, 2016

Roman Bowls by Ed and Barbara Streeter

Detail of Forest Series

Artspace 506 is pleased to present “Stories in Glass,” a solo show of works by Ed and Barbara Streeter.  The exhibition continues through Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Ed and Barbara Streeter are long-time residents of Conway, SC where they own and operate Conway Glass Company. They design, manufacture and assemble works for commercial and residential installations and also, most importantly, work to create original works of art by hand blowing and forming glass into unique compositions and creating original stained glass windows for various installations. The Streeters also use
their workshop and studio to teach about glass, offering classes from October to May that introduce others to the basic techniques of working with this art form.

The works included in this show represent a broad spectrum of the Streeters’ work including hand blown glass vessels, ornaments and vases, wall mounted sculptural forms and mixed media sculpture.

The first floor gallery features sculptural works, some mounted on the walls, and gallery installations of new works where the artists have combined glass with weathered wood.  These works, juxtaposing the delicacy, transparency and light of blown glass forms with natural and organic wood, are a delight to the senses.  Each is its own mini environment where the viewer is caught and engaged, exploring the way in which glass and wood interact and inform each other

The second floor gallery contains one larger, dynamic mixed-media sculpture along with a variety of their smaller, more intimate works. Included here are forms that suggest birds nests and eggs, blown glass “horns,” and varieties of vases. Also in the second floor gallery are three ornaments designed for the Christmas Tree at the White House in
Washington, DC and an installation of nearly 100 hand-blown smaller glass ornaments in every imaginable color.

An opening reception for the Streeters will be held Thursday, July 21 from 5 - 8 p.m.  The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Artspace 506 is located at 506 37th Avenue, South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday - Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. For more information contact Artspace 506, during gallery hours, at 843-273-0399 .