Gardens is a newly renovated 150 year-old historic church in New Orleans
that serves as an art gallery upstairs and an art studio downstairs.
Occupying the ground floor of the building is
glassLight Studio, a functioning neon and hot glass studio. This is where the artist, Eric Ehlenberger, blows and processes the neon tubing
incorporated into his art work as well as where the aluminum for his
sculpture is cut, shaped and brushed. The assembly and photography of the sculpture is accomplished here. The
studio space is quite spacious and individual and group tours are
available as are demonstrations of how the neon is shaped and processed.
In addition to housing glassLight studio, the ground floor is also the home for glassLight Inc., the parent company for
Venusian Gardens Art Gallery upstairs, glassLight Art Gallery (a small gallery located in
the French Quarter). and also the glassLight satellite art gallery hosted
by the Arts Bed
and Breakfast, three blocks from Venusian Gardens.
The second floor houses the Venusian Gardens Art Gallery. The art
gallery is divided into two separate but adjoining spaces: a large
Venusian Garden art installation and a more formally composed exhibition
space for art and sculpture not necessarily related to the theme of
the Venusian Garden art installation. Also on the second floor is a catering kitchen and two restrooms providing convenience for the many special events taking place at Venusian Gardens. Plans to expand the exhibition
space into the third and fourth floor are in the making.
Venusian Gardens has been designed to accommodate large groups of
people for special events including art openings and performance art.
We anticipate hosting many unique events for the appreciation of the
visual and performing arts. In addition, Venusian Gardens is available
as a venue for rental for events including corporate parties, weddings
and other special events.