“Playing with Glass” by Shiela Dunn in the KAC Main Gallery
Friday April 22 to Saturday May 7, 2022
Mediums: Glass and crystal
Shiela Dunn lived a good portion of her life in Kamloops but her current home is in the rural area south of Pritchard. The property owned by her and her husband has captured their hearts and both of them hope to live out their lives there.
Shiela took an introductory course in stained glass when she was 42 and for the last 28 years has been hooked on glass. That introductory course was her only formal artistic education. Since then she has been self-taught. There have been many failures along the way but she believes she learns more from those failures than the successes.
When she saw a demonstration of fusing at a Glass Exposition in Las Vegas she knew she’d found the enduring love of her life. The best known example of Shiela’s stained glass work is in the windows of St. Andrews on the Square in Kamloops. Those windows accomplished everything she had hoped they would. They add colour and liveliness to the light coming into the space and soften the hard edged views of Seymour Street. Shiela has been an active member of the Courthouse Gallery Artists’ Co-op since its inception in 2007. She cannot overstate the positive influence that talented group of artists has had on her creative process and inspiration.
Shiela’s show will be exhibited in the main gallery from April 22 to May 7, 2022
View Shiela’s upcoming show in our online gallery here!