8 March 2012
Two stunning exhibitions exploring themes of glass – as a metaphor and as an object of beauty – were officially opened at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery tonight.
The first exhibition, Through the Looking Glass, features works by Gladstone artist Melanie Jai who shares her heartfelt journey into the chaos and confusion of her son’s autism.
It is presented by the Queensland Arts Council’s Exhibition Touring Program, and is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and www.melaniejaidesigns.com.
The second exhibition, Chris Pantano: 25 years of Glass Making, showcases the work of internationally recognised Sunshine Coast glass artist Chris Pantano.
This exhibition was opened by John Davies, the former owner and director of Gallery “D” at Montville.
Both exhibitions will be on display from 8 March to 14 April at the USC Gallery, located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.
The gallery is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, but is closed Sundays and public holidays.
The 2012 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery exhibition program is supported by The Proost De Deyne Family, owners of Big Kart Track Sunshine Coast.
— Terry Walsh