Sunday, April 7, 2013

Glass Arts and big band music in Dallas Texas

Hello arts and music lovers! I'm writing this when all 18 of my band mates lay snoozing in various parts of Brad Abrams glass studio.

I've learned I'm usually the first asleep and often the first awake.

My band, Minor Mishap Marching Band in the last year has taken me to some interesting places. Places that I wouldn't normally attend on my own as a spectator: Art Outside, Mardi Gras New Orleans, and now to Dallas to see Brads work and meet his friends.

He is a talented glass sculpture artist, both fusing and blowing glass, to create thick, textured layered pieces that are translucent and earthy.

Last night we played two sets while fire dancers spinned and people danced.

Afterwards he showed me around the studio and told me about his work. Since I made stained glass and tried my hand at fusing glass for 10 years this was a real treat. He leaves his furnace blazing 24/7!! "It's an addiction", he says.

Late night before bed Brad made us a pudding pie with berries and his best friend Allison told me about rock and roll stories in the nineties- Nirvana coming to town and her times as a DJ. She was very sweet!!!