Angus, who has been working with glass since 1973, loves the shape, size, and graceful form of perfume bottles. Using both subtle relief and deep carving, she creates what are essentially small sculptures. Dustings of colored glass on the surface of raised areas or an interior layer of colored glass glowing from within carved surfaces enhance the beauty of the forms.
Roden, a retired elementary school teacher and avid flower gardener, is a self-taught pressed-flower artist. Only real flowers and other plant materials gathered from her garden, woodlands, and roadsides are used in her designs to create pictures, prints, cards, and bookmarks.
Mincher is best known for her designs using recycled zippers, which she organizes into interesting patterns to create beautiful and unique brooches, pendants, and earrings or to cover the faces of clocks, lids of boxes, frames or Christmas ornaments. She begins with whole zippers scavenged from thrift stores and rummage sales, cuts off the fabric tape, and glues them to a base in a process that she likens to “painting with zippers.”
For more information on all three artists and other upcoming shows visit the Guild’s website at www.Benningtonartsguild.org.