Venusian Gardens and glassLight studio offer art tours and sculpture
demonstrations that are both fascinating and educational. The tours
include engaging technical demonstrations in the sculpture studio
as well as entertaining and insightful discussions while viewing
the art gallery, all catered to meet specific audience needs.
Tours of the sculpture studio include demonstrations
of neon tube bending and processing along with informative explanations
of what makes neon tubes light up and how different neon colors
are achieved. Visitors are provided close-up views of neon tubes
being shaped and formed including special techniques developed by
the artist and incorporated into his sculpture.
In addition to neon, visitors are also offered demonstrations of
lampworking, a traditional technique of forming hot glass by hand
over a desktop torch. The lampworkers at glassLight studio provide
a captivating and delightful look into this age-old art of glass
production. Additional aspects of the studio tour include high-voltage
demonstrations, kiln glass forming and other perspectives of luminous
sculpture production. Tours of the art studio are available by appointment
for groups of up to thirty people.
Tours of the Venusian Gardens Art Gallery are provided
by the artists and staff and include discussions of the history
of neon and the use of light as a medium in the world of fine art.
Highlights of the gallery tour include the artist's insights into
the work on display with emphasis on both the technical as well
as the aesthetic aspects of the work.
Visitors to Venusian Gardens and glassLight gallery are provided
with an informative and stimulating overview of contemporary luminous
sculpture that is guaranteed to be remembered and talked about for
a long time.
Lectures on contemporary neon art and workshops on the design and
construction of neon lighting and sculpture are available for professionals,
artists and laymen. Unfortunately, Ehlenberger does not have the
time to teach full courses in neon bending.
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