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Coastal Remnants featuring Rachell Hester and Treg Silkwood
Coastal Remnants featuring Rachell Hester and Treg Silkwood

Sat, Aug 26


Colibri Gallery

Coastal Remnants featuring Rachell Hester and Treg Silkwood

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 3:00 PM – Oct 14, 2023, 5:00 PM

Colibri Gallery, 17505 Monterey Hwy, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

About the Event

Colibri Gallery Presents Coastal Remnants, an exploration of the transformative and time-intensive creative practice of Bay Area artists Rachell Hester and Treg Silkwood. Through the juxtaposition of darkroom photography and hand-blown glass sculpture, viewers will be immersed in the wonderous, and sometimes surreal perspectives inspired by the Northern California coast. On view August 26th - October 14, 2023.

Exhibition Open Reception: Saturday, August 26th from 3pm - 5pm

This event is open and free to the public!

Parking for Saturday August 26th: Monterey Road will be closed to vehicles ( 7 am - 5 pm) from Main Ave. to 4th Street for fun pedestrian events. 4th Street Parking Garage and side streets will be open. Parking is Free.

About the Artists:

Rachell Hester is an artist from Marina, CA. She holds a BA in Visual and Public Art with an emphasis in painting and murals from CSU Monterey Bay and an MFA in Painting from San Jose State University. She assisted in painting the Vision and CAHSS murals at CSUMB. For several summers, she was a Gallery Technician for CSU Summer Arts, a multi-disciplinary, month-long intensive art program. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Open Ground Studios and The Pacific Grove Art Center. Rachell was an artist-in-residence at the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove. She was also a recipient of the Local Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Grant from the Arts Council for Monterey County. She holds a permanent residence and studio/ darkroom  in Marina, CA.

Treg Silkwood is a glass blower from Montana with over two decades of experience working with glass. He holds a BFA in glass from Alfred University and studied abroad at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, where he learned Czech mold-making and coldworking techniques. Post graduation, Treg worked as a glass blower recreating Early American Glassware at Greenfield Village, a living and breathing museum within The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  He was also an artist-in-residence at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York and part of the original crew that created The Corning Musuem of Glass Roadshow. In 2002, Treg and his wife Candace, established Silkwood Glass, a custom glass company specializing in marine life sculpture. He currently works as an independent artist at his studio at the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) in San Jose, CA.

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