Save the date. July 4th, 2015 in the historic Gilbert District.
Vetrata Doni, 810 Broadway
To celebrate the grand opening of “Vetrata Doni”, which means stained glass gifts in Italian, aka “that stained glass gallery (in Seaside)”, in the newly renovated Salmon Berry Square Building at 810 Broadway, Kathy Kathman, artist/teacher mentored a student, Michael Swygert who creatively-executed a show-stopping chipped mosaic counter depicting her storefront.
Loving color and design, she “doesn’t have a clue as to how many hours went into the fabrication” of her new space.
It is the latest gallery in the Gilbert District, located in the historic Wheatley-Desler Building, and features much more than that in concept and design work, as art is fabricated by students and interns.
Kathman, an accountant for more than 30 years, when interviewed shared a favorite quote “make decisions based on where you are going, not where you are“, has glass art genes in her family: a brother served as an architect for Dale Chihuly; the family has connections with Bulls Eye Glass Studio.
The artist has taught art classes in Seattle, and will offer commissioned work and on site design.