Beginning the second week in April, 225 pieces of magnificent multi-colored art glass created by Arkansas artist James Hayes will be installed and displayed at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs. Art plus nature – what a creative combination!
The artist said, “I use nature, chance and my emotions as inspiration for my art glass.” He was born in Pine Bluff and owns the James Hayes Art Glass Company there. Hayes has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. including an invitation from the White House to design a Christmas tree ornament.
I can’t wait to see the exhibit at the Gardens! It will be displayed outside and runs May 1-Sept. 30. If you love art and the outdoors, what a stunning exhibition this will be. Make plans to spend a few days in Hot Springs to visit the display and spend some time at the Inn. Just call us at 501.525-6155, or reserve online.
The artist said: “My art is playful, adventurous, colorful and distinctive. When I make something I always begin with the end in mind. However, during the glassmaking process the design can change.”