February 01, 2007

SIUC artists' work on display in Nebraska

by Sun Min

CARBONDALE, Ill. – An exhibit at the West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff will feature the work of two artists from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The "GLASS: 3-Directions" exhibit, which runs Feb. 3-27, is the brainchild of Tom Kreager, assistant professor of glass at Hastings College, and Kreager's former students, SIUC University Museum exhibits designer Nate Steinbrink and Cortney Boyd, an SIUC graduate student in glass from Windsor, Colo.

"I am looking forward to the show and the opportunity to exhibit with Nate and

Tom," Boyd said.

The exhibit features glass art by Kreager, Steinbrink and Boyd. Kreager teaches glass art, sculpture and three-dimensional design. Kreager has exhibited internationally and has completed many architectural commissions. He was on the board of directors of the International Glass Art Society from 1997 to 2003.

Steinbrink sculpted thousands of glass dowsing rods (each one shaped by hand and pulled into its final form) to build a unique installation titled "Dowsing." Boyd recreates tools and other objects as memories in translucent glass.

For more information about the "GLASS: 3-Directions" show, visit http://www.nebraskarts.com/wnac/.