GGW E VIGNETTES                  Vol. XIII, No. 4  December 2006

Fleeting Moments, 1999, 2006 Nancy Gong

Have a Happy, Happy Holiday 

 Let it snow . . . Let it snow . . . Let it snow.
Wishing you all the best for the holiday season
and the New Year!

Above: A digital manipulation of a colored pencil sketch for one of a series of twelve leaded art glass windows. Fleeting Moments of peace and love originally designed in 1999 for GRHC's Elizabeth G. and Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Center for Palliative Care at Genesee Hospital which has since closed. Lifetime Care, formerly Genesee Region Home Care is now building a new center at the Unity Park Ridge Campus. Fleeting Moments, will be installed in the new Hospice Care Center in 2007.

So Many Reasons for Art

Gone Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art and Seafood in Texas

45 linear feet, 19 panels of delicately textured etched glass will be featured in Garcia's Restaurant. This new seafood restaurant on South Padre Island, Texas is located in a region with unique geographical features. The island lies between the Gulf of Mexico, salt water and Laguna Madre, a freshwater bay. A dreamy place to be in winter! In a search for unique art glass, Stanford Knowles, AIA contacted the studio. Stanford, an architect who is also an avid fisherman, in collaboration with Don Breeden, a regional artist with an affinity for fishing and underwater wildlife watercolors, and I will design several saltwater and fresh water scenes together. Watch for more info as this project will progress quickly. You can bet it will be full of life! I love working on warm weather designs in the winter!

Ocean and Mountain Retreats
Fresh Air, a leaded glass design with a bit of the tropics and a bit of the west to remember the ocean and mountain life retreats.
Fresh Air, a leaded glass design with a bit of the tropics and a bit of the west to remember the ocean and mountain life retreats.
Currently in the works at Gong Glass Works are two leaded glass side lites for Lewis Norry. Measuring 15" x 80" each, with a door in the center, the side lites will bring light inside with a brightly colored airy abstract design. Fresh Air is a design reflecting the majesty of nature. It represents two special retreats for the Norry family. The left panel depicts Aspen, Colorado with a rhythmic geometric design inspired by the mountains, rivers, and plants of the Colorado region. The right panel communicates the relaxed lifestyle in the Bahamas. Its open stylized design elements refer to the native flora and fauna of the warm climate, the pristine beauty of the ocean, and light and fun aspects of life in the islands.

Bus Shelter Update 
Dan Mossien, Mossien Architects is working on the finite structural and design details for ARTWalk's Gleason Works Bus Shelter. We should be stamped for approved by the end of January. We'll break ground in April with plans for completion of the shelter and art glass in May. More later! Thank you all for your interest.

Pass it on!

Please do me the favor of passing this on to anyone who may be interested in my art.  Thanks!


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