Morning Meanderings.. “Agate Vines”

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Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing SUPER FINE this happy Saturday :)  We had a bit of sunshine yesterday that melted away Thursday snow storm so I am looking forward (*hopefully* fingers crossed*) to no more snow.

Yesterday evening, our Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library helped to host a local artist who had recently created original lights to go over the circulation desk.  Today I thought I would share that for Saturday Snapshot.

 

I have known Greg Rosenberg for many years now.  Until recently, his business was located downstairs from the office I work at.  Occasionally I would pop in to see what he was working on.  Greg works with stained glass, metal, and yes – agates, to create original art works.  Here is one of his many lamps he has made:

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Gorgeous yes? 

Here are pictures from last nights event:

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Other artists spoke regarding the importance of art in our community and Greg spoke about the lights and the inspiration behind them.

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It was a good turn out. About 35 people came to see the lights and celebrate with Greg.

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The Friends of the Library served cake….

 

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and Lily had made a tasty beverage with apple juice, 7 up, lemon juice and real ginger.

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The lights as you can see, each hang from a metal “root base”. They hook into the base. Each one is unique and as you look at them you will find hidden vines, shapes, one even has an extended heart shape agate that comes off the lamp to look like a leaf. The agates are Brazilian Agate and Minnesota. Greg calls the lights “agate vines”

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Here is a picture of the lights over the desk. There are 6 in all. Attendees of last nights event had an opportunity to walk behind the circulation desk as well so they could see all sides of the lights.

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This is Greg and his wife Margaret standing by the circulation desk.

Greg also made a beautiful window using a mixture of agates and stained glass that sits above the doors into the library from the entryway.  I apparently was too busy talking to people last night and forgot to take a picture of it, but it is another gorgeous original piece.

To see more of Greg’s work, please check out his website at Shining Light Studio.

It was a fun evening!

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Posted on April 5, 2014, in Library, Meanderings, Saturday Snapshots and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. The agate lamps are so distinctive- they’ll be a talking point forever. I really like that standing lamp too, I’d love to have something like that in my house one day.

  2. Stained glass is very pretty but a lot of work. My dad used to do a lot of stained glass projects including a few church windows and it was amazing just how much work goes into each one.

  3. I adore stained glass, and what a nice addition to the library!

  4. Those are really great! So cool that the library is supporting local art in that way. I love the stained glass colors on the cake, too!

  5. What a talented artist! Those ceiling fixtures will delight library patrons for years to come. What treasures.

  6. Beautiful lamps! The stained glass motif makes the library look cozy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very pretty and a nice addition to the library.

  8. The lights are gorgeous! It’s so nice to have local art in your library!

  9. I love lead light lamps and have a couple around my home, so I was particularly taken with Greg’s work.

  10. That’s some real talent. What a great addition to the library. Those champagne flutes look like the real thing. Here’s Mine

  11. Agates are one of my favorite stones, they are so gorgeous. I’m thinking I’m jealous that I don’t have a few of those lights in my house. Maybe when I win the lottery on build my dream house on the North Shore, I’ll have some.

  12. My husband is a rockhound and a gem cutter. He learned to cut stained glass thinking he might use rock, but he never did and he gave it up. Love the beautiful work here. I’ll have to share with him today.

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot.

  13. What beautiful works of art. He is very talented. My eye was also drawn to the rather splendid cakes.

  14. very, very nice and how lovely to enjoy them with a piece of cake and glass of bubbles :)

  15. Thanks Sheila for posting this Library event. It was fun but most of all I loved this job.

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