Wesley Fleming: Silvestris, Wild and Untamed

March 14 - June 14, 2020

Silvestris, adjective (Latin): “found/situated/living in woodlands.” 

Pink Ladyslipper, Trout Lily, and other signs of spring are evident earlier than usual here in Vermont, thanks to Wesley Fleming’s exquisitely detailed glass creations, which have have taken root in our Spotlight Gallery. Fleming forms these delicate sculptures by moving colored rods of glass in and out of the flame of a propane torch to reach a temperature between 2,000 and 4,000 degrees. The artist then masterfully pulls, twists, and shapes the molten glass into remarkably lifelike specimens. These moments, captured in glass, remind us of the beauty and activity all around us in the natural world.

— Linda Whelihan, Education Curator

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Opening of New Exhibits – March 14, Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
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