Glass artist featured at VAC

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Volcano Art Center will present recent artwork by Daniel Moe in an exhibit titled “Carved By Sand” on display from Jan. 9-Feb. 7, 2016.

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Volcano Art Center will present recent artwork by Daniel Moe in an exhibit titled “Carved By Sand” on display from Jan. 9-Feb. 7, 2016.

The solo show features a new collection of blown, sculpted and carved glass work that explores patterns, symbols and images highlighting the environment, spirit and culture of life on Hawaii Island.

Moe, a Minnesota native, earned his bachelor’s degree in hot glass from the University of Wisconsin then studied with masters of the glass medium at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, the world’s most comprehensive center for glass-blowing education.

Inspired by the work of innovative glass artists such as William Morris and Karen Willenbrink, Moe committed himself to a career in glass.

Moe currently lives and works in Kalapana where he gets his inspiration from living with Kilauea volcano just a few miles away from his home/studio. He makes glass during several six-week studio sessions each year. He works with an apprentice as well as several assistants.

“I fell in love with glass as a medium to express my love and connection to nature,” Moe said. “When I approach glass in its fluid state, I feel as if this connection is enhanced. Tuning into this sacred space allows me to understand the link between the Earth elements and my own.”

“Volcano Art Center is excited to share Daniel Moe’s new collection of glass with the public through the ‘Carved By Sand’ exhibition,” said gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.

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“Carved By Sand” will be on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition is free to the public, though park entrance fees apply.

Moe will attend an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 9. For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or contact Weiss at 967-8222 or gallery@volcanoartcenter.org.