Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Steel Valley Arts Council will debut local artist Sam Foreman





Steel Valley Arts Council will debut local artist Sam Foreman during the month of June. The show, entitled “Dialogue”, is an exhibition of his most recent work consisting of glass and paintings. Foreman was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he attended Mt. Lebanon High School. Inspired by his teacher Mike Carlin, an accomplished glass artist, Foreman began to find his passion for art. Foreman graduated from Lycoming College in 2010 where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts. He hopes to continue his education to receive a teaching certificate so that he may one day teach art. At Lycoming, he experimented in the different studios which offered painting, drawing, digital art, black and white photography, printmaking, pottery and sculpture.

Upon returning home from college, Foreman desired to work with the one medium he had yet to experiment with, glass. Over the last six months, he has studied glass blowing at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and also currently has a piece on display in their show “10x10x10”, which features 200 other accomplished glass artists. “Dialogue” at Artspace 105 opening reception will take place June 4, 2011 from 7-10pm. The show will vary in art from unique glass sculptures to abstract oil paintings; Foreman says, “the paintings I completed months prior began to resemble glass like qualities and began to see the beauty of conversation between the canvas and the surface of the glass”.

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