Fri, Sep 22

Glassified / The closest many may have come to a large-scale piece of artwork that employs glassblowing techniques is on a trip to Hawaii’s “ninth” Island, Las Vegas. (Look up at the ceiling of the Bellagio’s lobby.)

Now this ethereal craft takes center stage in a local exhibition of recent student work from the University of Hawaii glass program.

With approximately 50 works ranging from traditional glass-blown bowls and sculptures to interactive mixed media and an installation with a video component and political bent, Glassified reflects the natural wonder and creativity of a curious medium that’s sure to surprise.

Step into this living color wheel of glass and be taken into other dimensions–whether it be in color, texture, form or all the above. Mingle with the exhibit’s artists at their opening reception, which includes a demonstration by instructor Rick Mills. This exhibit does more than just blow glass, it expands your mind.

Gallery ‘Iolani at Windward Community College, 45-720 Kea’ahala Rd., opening reception Fri., 9/17, 4pm, runs through Fri., 10/8, [gallery.wcc.hawaii.edu], 236-9155