Sculptures to be displayed at City Hall
SNELLVILLE – The works of two artists are on display in the cases of the City Hall lobby.
The art will remain for at least three months so there is plenty of time to visit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There will be a reception for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13.
Artist Hung Nguyen is a master of glass art and a new small business owner of MC Glass Art Inc. in Lilburn. He has been in the industry for more than 28 years. After coming to America in 1981, he was an apprentice of internationally acclaimed Master of Glass Hans Godo Frabel.
His art has been viewed by famous people such as President George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Wayne Newton and Larry King.
Hung’s passion for the simple elegance and beauty of Georgia’s state flowers placed several of his sculptures at exhibition places like: the State Botanical Garden of Georgia - University of Georgia, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach, Fla. In addition, his abstract and creative sculptures landed him the opportunity to place his intrepid glass sculptures in Crystal Fox Gallery.
“I love the art of glass making the very first moment I saw it. I can see through it clearly that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life - to create beautiful glass art that people can appreciate and enjoy,” Nguyen said.
Potter Stephanie Phelan grew up in New York on Long Island, and moved to Georgia 20 years ago. She started making pottery, at Winder’s Georgia Piedmont Art Center taking classes with instructors Margie Coats and Kathy Adams, and has also attended John C. Campbell Folk Art School for pottery. She has a home studio where she spent hours honing her skills, creating beautiful functional pottery. Inspiration from growing up by the ocean shows in her Mermaid Tail pieces and assorted other ocean themed pottery, which are usable one of a kind works of art.
Phelan resides in Hoschton where she spends time creating functional pottery and teaching yoga classes.
Right: Stephanie Phelan, Octopus Canister