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Willenbrink-Johnsen Invitational
Upcoming Exhibit

Willenbrink-Johnsen Invitational

October 3 – November 2

Main Gallery

Stilt Reflection (detail), Karen and Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen, 2018

Opening Reception: October 10, 5-8pm

This exhibit will feature the work of Karen and Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen, along with works created by their close friends: Jeremy Bert and Jen Elek, Thor and Jennifer Bueno, Megan Stelljes, Alison Chism, Shelley Muzlowski-Allen and Rik Allen, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Scott Darlington and Leslie Ulrich, Diane Hansen, Lisa Zerkowitz and Boyd Sugiki, Raven Skyriver and Kelly O'Dell, Mark Zirpel and Tina Aufiero.

Willenbrink-Johnsen, a husband and wife team, are equally accomplished glass artists who share a love of nature and bird watching. They work collaboratively to find ways to translate the colors, patterns, and textures of flora, rocks, and animals into amazing glass sculptures. And the friends they have invited for this group exhibition are all prominent glass artists in the Pacific Northwest.

In the Schack mezzanine gallery, the 2018 Pilchuck Glass School emerging artists, Allyssa Burch, H. Schenck, Liesl Schubel, Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Rebecca Szparagowski, and Suyeon Kim, will exhibit neworks.

About Karen & Jasen Willenbrink-Johnsen

A testimony to her love of nature, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen's work is the result of countless hours of observation and decades being immersed in the in the glass-working experience. Jasen Johnsen, alongside his substantial glass sculpting skills, is also accomplished in metalworking and tool making. The couple work in their Hot Glass studio in Bow, Wash. When they are not making glass, they conduct sculpting workshops worldwide.

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