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Bonnie Leonard & Becca Riley

Fused Glass and Textiles

January 9—March 14, 2023

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Artists' Statement

What began as a discussion about the rigidity of glass and the softness of textile morphed into a year-long collaboration between textile artist Becca Riley and fused glass artist Bonnie Leonard. The goal was to spotlight the importance of healthy marshes in our ecosystem. The year was filled with creating, experimenting, at times failing, and ultimately succeeding in combining the two disparate media into a depiction of a marsh viewed through the artists' eyes (and a better understanding of each other's perspective). We hope that you enjoy viewing our creation and that you take away an appreciation for the importance that wetlands play in our lives.

*Special thanks to AOPR artist Paige Tashner for making the legs for the egret and the oystercatcher, and to venue managers Jan Chleboun and Louise Williams for their encouragement and physical labor to help install the exhibition.

 

For further information about our marshes, visit Save the Bay https://savesfbay.org and National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/index.htm.

104 Washington Avenue, Point Richmond, CA 94801

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