The song, “America the Beautiful,” was written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895. She initially wrote the patriotic hymn as a poem after seeing the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado, and looking up at 14,114-foot Pikes Peak. [caption id="attachment_16092" align="alignleft" width="300"] Map: © Daphne Gillam[/caption] Since then,...

Kathy Burk, of Modern Relics, creates architectural elements from glass and steel. Using her interior design background, she developed a series of three signature lighting pieces that include kiln-formed glass inspired by Montana’s geology and natural environment. [caption id="attachment_16085" align="alignleft" width="214"] These kiln-formed glass Rapid Thoughts...

For Dan Friday, glass is where his two worlds come together, allowing him to combine his Northwest Coast Salish Lummi roots with his European background. [caption id="attachment_16079" align="alignleft" width="199"] "Watcher (Raven) Totem" | Hand-Sculpted Glass | 16 x 6 inches | 2018 Photo: Alec Miller[/caption] The people...

Sales of Western and wildlife art continued apace in the early months of 2018, with several auctions and gallerists reporting a strengthening market after the on-again, off-again lull that tends to set in during mid-winter. A painting by James Bama ruled at Altermann Galleries’ Scottsdale Sale...

Glass Goblets by Michael Schunke Michael Schunke creates one-of-a-kind, hand-blown goblets known to collectors around the world. Shunke’s popularity grew because of these goblets, which are his touchstone pieces. He creates each one in his Vetro Vero studio in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in a process that...