DFunk Gallery in Isabella Street is showcasing its fifth exhibition with Merryn Stow's Art in Glass.
Merryn's solo exhibition will run until Saturday January 16, 2021.
Merryn has lived in Wingham since 1989 and originally became interested in glass when a friend asked if she would like to join her in a short course of leadlight glass in Wollongong.
Merryn has since formally trained and extended her professional practice with collaborations across the glass medium including at Taree TAFE where she completed Stained Glass 1 and 2 with Peter Heldon of The Leadlight Workshop.
Merryn and Peter worked together for a number of years during which time she also worked with renowned Australian glass artist, Cherry Philips. Their work together included two church commissions in Sydney.
During this time Merryn learnt many new skills including copper foiling, leadlight, stained glass, fusing, etching, sandblasting and design.
Merryn then opened her own Studio, Wingham Art Glass, and started teaching women.
She said inspiration comes from the women who attend her classes.
"Many women lack self-confidence and glass work is an outlet for their creative expression, so this was an opportunity to address this in a peaceful rural setting," she said.
"For women, glass work can be both supportive and trans-formative. Meeting other women, working together, we have improved our connection and confidence and these collaborations have helped create a new 'comfort zone' for us all."
Merryn finds glass work to be very inspirational.
"All the beautiful colours and the creativity that flows when we are all together sharing our ideas. It is magical, reflective, refractive light and play - dynamic and multi-dimensional journeys," she said.
Merryn's works have been sold at the East Gosford Gallery, a local gallery in Wingham, and the Taree Art Show. Commissions include Clarendon Forest Retreat, Becker's Funerals, Manning Gardens and many private residences.
Many women lack self-confidence and glass work is an outlet for their creative expressionMerryn Stow
"The DFunk Gallery is a fantastic opportunity for artists to display their works and share their stories. This is my first solo exhibition I have participated in and I am looking forward to Friday November 27," said Merryn.
All welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition which is a COVID safe event. Light refreshments will be served.
DFunk gallery is situated at the rear of Delinquent Funk Vintage at 105A Isabella Street, Wingham.
The exhibition space is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 2pm.
To join the DFunk Gallery mailing list or discuss bookings, contact Sue Reynolds on 0429 985 703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org