Kathleen’s Artist Statement"
The Kaleidoscopes I create are produced using stained and fused glass. Only first surface mirror is used to form two, three and four mirror systems enhanced by fused dichroic glass image disks and image cells. The Kaleidoscopes are assembled into 3-D art glass sculptures by copper foiling and decorative soldering to construct each piece.
Every one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope is uniquely embellished, making each ’scope a work of interactive art. My vision is to create kaleidoscopes that are as eye catching outside as the wondrous images created inside. The calm and soothing interaction my art presents enhances the beauty of each distinctive piece.
Galleries, museums and private art collectors in the United States, Japan, and the UK continue to challenge my imagination to create inventive variations of the kaleidoscope."
Glass artist Kathleen Hunt resides in the "Lowcountry" of South Carolina but lived in southern California most of her life with a short detour to Arizona. She graduated from California State University at Long Beach and taught high school. The art of glass has always fascinated Kathleen with its diversity. She made stained glass windows and skylights for fifteen years before discovering the wondrous images she could create in a kaleidoscope. ’Scopes have been her primary focus for over ten years. Recently Kathleen has produced dichroic wall art and dichroic jewelry. She is internationally collected with galleries throughout the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. Corporate collectors include Warner Bros., Sun Financial Services, Bergen Pharmaceuticals and many others. Several of her unique kaleidoscopes are included in the permanent collection of the world’s only kaleidoscope museum in Sendai, Japan.
Kathleen Hunt and her artwork were featured in an article in the Nov. ’04 edition of Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine.
The Celebration of Fine Art allows residents and visitors to enjoy the exhibits of 100 of the finest artists in the country. Each winter the Celebration of Fine Art invites Kathleen to exhibit her art form at the show in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2007, the event took place from January 13th through March 25th.
Art & Antiques magazine calls the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale “One of the West’s Premiere Art Events.” The reason is that you really can watch art created because most of the 100 participating artists set up working studios at the Celebration. These are some of the finest artists in the country and you can meet with them, watch them work and share in the creative process. It is unique – an experience like no other.
Associations That Recognize Kathleen’s Craft
Brewster Kaleidoscope Society
Waccamaw Art Guild
Conway Arts Council
Horry County Arts Council