20240126 135729“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Cape Fear Studios is a non-profit organization. It has been the only visual arts cooperative for 32 years in Fayetteville. The mission of the Cape Fear Studios is “to involve, educate, and enrich Cumberland County and surrounding communities with the opportunity to create and freely view art.”

Bits and Pieces of Glass features distinctive and luminous stained-glass creations by Jaylene Nordgren and her students. The exhibit will be held from Jan. 11, to Feb. 20, at Cape Fear Studios, in Fayetteville.

“Stained glass has been used for thousands of years beginning with Ancient Romans and Egyptians, who produced small objects made from colored glass. Stained glass can be traced back to the 7th century with early examples found in monasteries and churches. Benedict Biscop commissioned French workers to create the stained glass for the monastery of St. Peter in 675 A.D.” according to A Short History of Stained Glass.

“In 1991, I started my journey into stained glass. I took classes from John Stoddard and Christa Moore. After several years of practice, I joined the Cape Fear Studios and began teaching. I have been teaching for over twenty years. I enjoy watching my students overcome their fear of breaking glass. They have inspired me in their various visions,” said Nordgren, Cape Fear Studios artist.

Delight in the Bits and Pieces of Glass at the Cape Fear Studios at 148 Maxwell Street. The main gallery spotlights engaging paintings, photographs, sculptures, pottery and fine jewelry by local, national and international artists. Educational workshops and classes are available to the public.

The exhibit is available for viewing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cape Fear Studios is closed on Sundays.
Admission to Bits and Pieces of Glass is free. For more information about Cape Fear Studios and the exhibit, call 910-433-2986 or visit www.capefearstudios.com.

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