Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cameo Gallery - Short North - Columbus, Ohio

It's no secret that I love Columbus, Ohio. Its a short drive, they have great art galleries, shopping, better theater, reduced air fare etc.

This week I found a new reason to visit Columbus - Kelsey Murphy's Studio. Kelsey Murphy it seems is from East Lynn, West Virginia. She often uses BLENKO GLASS - to make her cameo glass and her etched glass.

We found her CAMEO GALLERY by spotting the BLENKO GLASS in the window on the way to an appointment at an another Art Gallery. Quickly, we stopped went in, met the shop keeper, a very knowledgeable Daniel Stein. Daniel spent an hour showing us the many treasures in this gallery.

Kelsey Murphy is very talented.

It may be that I'm the only Blenko Collector who doesn't know about Kelsey....so for the Collector this is probably old news...but to many of you - like me - she will be an new artist - and a new way to buy BLENKO as gifts or to keep. Email the shop with your questions. My photos fail to capture the beauty of this glass.

Below you'll find the address for her gallery and a brief bit of info about the wonderful Short North.

Cameo Gallery
722 N. High Street Suite 101
Columbus Ohio 43215

Visit Short North restaurants, art galleries, and shops! Visit the Gallery Hop, the first Saturday of every month. The Short North, Columbus Ohio is an eclectic, historic, urban neighborhood. It's the Art District of Columbus, Ohio. Near downtown, Arena District, German Village, OSU, Brewery District, and the Convention Center; its the place to be in Columbus.


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andreerods said...

The website didn't work for me. Check the address Hills.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collection of glass. Also if you like flowers and the out side this art work is for you.