Andrea Johnson & Heidi Burtner
June 7th - July 7th
Opening Reception June 7th 6-9pm
Andrea L. Johnson creates unique, one-of-a kind mosaic, blown glass and tile works. Inspired by the dynamic qualities of glass, dimension and light, each piece is a kaleidoscope of mixed glass and ceramic media, using different types of cut, blown and stained glass tiles, gems and beads, and ceramic and stone tiles. Her technique is to assemble them together to depict images and texture that reveal the extraordinary beauty of nature and God’s creations. "My goal is to engage persons with a 3D perspective in a 2D space. I want the viewer to be drawn to layers of color and reflections to show depth and relief. With minimal sanding, each element finds its own unique space in the work, like
pieces in a puzzle, as a metaphor for the natural order of things."
As an emeriti professor of law, her inspiration comes from her travels abroad, to such places as Russia, Europe, Middle East, South America and Cuba. She has trained in glass blowing with Master Giancarlo Sienoretto in Murano, Italy. Johnson resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio where she has a studio and gallery.
Andrea's work can be viewed on Instagram @aljmosaics
Heidi Burtner studied Art at Illinois State University
with Harold Gregor, where she focused on: painting, printmaking and color theory. Her painting style is intuitive, energetic and vibrant.
Heidi lives just outside of Chicago, with her husband
and 2 children. She is an art teacher.
Heidi's work can be viewed at www.heidiburtnerart.com or on Instagram @heidiburtnerart