Thought I would repost this blog for the Bee Kingdom's Fall 2016 Open House November 12 and 13 at 427 22nd Ave NW from noon to 5 pm. Everyone is welcome!
This weekend I got a chance to tour the studio of Calgary's Bee Kingdom Glass as it was their annual Christmas sale and open house. You could get a great deal on original art by Calgary's hottest young visual artists - everything from fun glass balls ($30) that would add some colour to any room over the winter, to fun, funky Scotch decanter and two glasses for $199. There was something for everyone.
Everything is handmade in-house (sorry in-garage) and just to prove it the boys are giving very entertaining demos in the garage, which is actually their studio. As a bonus, not only were they selling their work, but they are also giving demonstration on the magic they perform to make the art. Trust me it is well worth the visit.
Personally, I love the little colourful, playful, cartoon, cherub-like figures that hang on the wall. Mine for only $450! Surprise your loved one(s) with an original work of art this Christmas.
Coming off their successful Glenbow exhibition this past summer, the Bee Kingdom (Ryan Fairweather, Phillip Bandura and Tim Belliveau) are the young guns of Calgary’s visual arts community.
Look out Dale Chihuly (the world’s leading glass artist) these guys are gunning for you.
For more information: www.beekingdomglass.com/
By Richard White, December 21, 2014