Up Against The Wall! by Michelle Rial | Gallery Opening & Artist Talk

Michelle Rial’s Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk

May 13th | 6:00-8:00pm | Talk 7:00pm
Exhibition Runs May 13th – June 25th


Michelle Rial is an accomplished glass artist focusing primarily in fused and kiln formed glass. Her solo exhibition, Up Against The Wall!, will open on Friday May 13th from 6-8pm at Kennedy Galleries at Glass Axis and be on display through June 25th.
We are pleased to announce the Michelle Rial will be attending the opening gallery reception and doing an artist talk about the exhibition and her glass making processes. This is an opportunity that glassmakers and art fans alike won’t want to miss. Rial will speak near the halfway point of the exhibition opening.
The goal of Up Against The Wall! is to expand people’s thought about glass, from the table to the wall, and to give them another perspective on glass and art. Rial’s creations are inspired by nature, multi-layered, and textural artworks containing both single and multiple panel compositions, incorporating a variety of glass elements.
Here Rial is pictured with her creation Taiwan Lily which she created while abroad taiwan1in Taiwan where she lectured and demonstrated her process. Rial then had the exciting opportunity to study alongside Taiwan’s master glassmakers while abroad, for 4 months, learning their techniques which are primarily installed on temples. She will be discussing these techniques and more during her artist talk at the opening reception of her exhibition from 6:00-8:00pm of Friday, May 13th.

Glass Axis is 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities and advancing education through glass art.

Our 12,700 sq. ft. art center provides artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Member artists have access to affordable glass blowing, glass fusing, torch working, cold working, stained glass and neon facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof. By linking artists to the thousands of patrons that visit the art center each year for courses, demonstrations, exhibitions, and special events, Glass Axis becomes a civic hub of art production and community participation, bolstering sustainable cultural equity throughout Ohio and beyond.

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Fridays: Open late until 7pm
Saturdays: 11am to 4pm