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The Huffington Post – Travel Media Showcase 2016

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Travel Media Showcase: Unsurpassed Destinations & Tremendous Art in Texas

Let the Arts Fill your Heart in Grapevine Texas with Travel Media Showcase 2016

During Travel Media Showcase, we were able to choose a local FAM (familiarization) Trip. I went on “Let the Arts Fill Your Heart!” which began at the Great American West Gallery where we had lunch catered by Main Street Bakery. I was able to interview Sonya Terpening who told me she is a storyteller who uses paints instead of words. I loved hearing about her recent trip to Glacier National Park with thirty women artists to re-create a trip of women artists in the 1930s for the 100th birthday of the National Parks!

While on tour at Vetro Glassblowing Studio, I bought earrings. We also toured the Holder Dane Gallery next door and I was able to interview Linda Lewis-Roark, owner of Grapevine Foundry and Fine Arts Program. Her bronze sculptures are sought after and her 800-pound winged unicorn is on top of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s north tower. Her pegasus is 9 feet from wingtip to wingtip and was placed in December 2015. Lewis-Roark is possibly the only woman sculpture who also runs her own foundry.

 Our art tour of Grapevine then went to the Texas Star Dinner Theater for a performance of the Lone Star Murder Mystery where everyone gets involved in the show. We concluded our day at the Settlement to City Museum where I sat in the One Room Schoolhouse and was amazed by the collection of history objects. Thank you to Grapevine for arranging an amazing day of art. I loved being able to interview two women artists from Texas―here is the video:

Nebula Series: Iris Gold and Blue Hand Blown Glass Rondel

Dallas Style & Design

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MOLTEN PASSION ILLUMINATED

David Gappa engages viewers with his ethereal glass sculptures

BY KRISTA FRANKS BROCK

 

An effervescent cascade of white glass bubbles intermixed with delicate glass teardrops flows down from the ceiling in front of a crimson wall. The 14 feet of dynamic handblown glass pieces illuminated and suspended with delicate wiring is called Crystal Mist, and it is the careful work and vision of David Gappa, owner of Gappa Fine Art Glass.
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Star-Telegram / Southlake Journal

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Grapevine glassblowing studio heats up Valentine’s Day
By Marty Sabota
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Glass artist Spencer Crouch helps Ashley Redford make a glass rose at Vetro. Juan Guajardo Star-Telegram GRAPEVINE

Adam Redford is a sweet, caring spouse who wanted to find a special experience to celebrate his wife’s 29th birthday and Valentine’s Day that followed three days later.
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Dallas Morning News – Learn the Art Glass-Blowing at Vetro in Grapevine

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Step into Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery and you’ll find glass blowers at work, sculpting and turning molten globs of glass with blowpipes, furnaces glowing with fire.

Owned by David Gappa, a former architectural designer, Vetro (Italian for glass) churns out a variety of pieces for both private commissions and the adjacent gallery, which also sells blown, fused and sculpted pieces from artists around the world. You might find Gappa, or one of three other on-staff glassworkers, crafting a range of items including jewelry, decanters and sculpture.

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Glass On The Tracks - Vetro Annual Glass Blowing Party

Glass on the Tracks XIV

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Glass On The Tracks XIV – 2013:

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013 7pm-10pm WHERE: Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery – Grapevine Historic Train Depot – 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX WHAT: There is one particular time a year we set aside to sit back, have a refreshing beverage, and celebrate our art and the people who allow us to perform our art for a living. We call this time Glass on the Tracks. Read more »

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