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Alice Benvie Gebhart

"I work to translate and elevate ordinary, day-to-day experiences into enthusiastic and energetic celebrations. Glass is the medium that reveals this natural vibrancy to its utmost. I enjoy using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. "

As an artist, Alice Benvie Gebhart's goal is to communicate visually using kiln-fired glass. The fluid nature of melting glass adds energy and an organic feel to her work. The colors in her work are not painted on, but are from the glass itself. Choosing colors that enhance the mood of the image is an intuitive ritual. The idea from which she started and the direction the glass chooses combine, and this leads to an expression that becomes her narrative.

Alice Benvie Gebhart cuts and layers pieces of brilliantly colored sheet glass and glass powders in a kind of collage, which she then places in the kiln and fires from 1250-1500 degrees to melt and fuse the glass together. She repeats the fusing process several times until the desired effect is achieved. After up to four firings, she applies the finishing touches of black sgraffito and 23-karat gold, and the glass is put in the kiln for its final firing. Each time she opens the kiln, she discovers a new creation that comes from her mind's eye as well as the psyche of the glass and the kiln.

Alice Benvie Gebhart earned her bachelor and master's degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

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Moon Shine by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Moon Shine
Art Glass Sculpture

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Water Lily Garden
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 950
$ 807.50
Wild Things
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Meditation Meadow
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
Golden Winter
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
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Walk the Path of Spring by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Meadow of Colors
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Fantasy of Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Warm Me Like the Sun 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Finding Paradise
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Waiting for Sunrise
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,050
$ 892.50
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Impression Pathway by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Impression Pathway
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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Devotion
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 850
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Revelation by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Revelation
Art Glass Sculpture

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Gentle Breeze
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950
Golden Horizon
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,050
Ocean Wave
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 850
Wilderness
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 800
Twilight in the Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
In the Pink
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 500
Trio
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 950
Ruby Sky
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 500
Stand Alone
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
$ 722.50
The Energy of Nature's Light
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 700
$ 595
Sundrenched
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 700
$ 595
Mohawk Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 750
$ 637.50
A Cappella Chorus
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Uncommon Exposures: Photography in Craft Based Media, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, Fuller Craft Museum, 2016
2016 Great American Landscape Competition, Honorable Mention, Portland, Oregon, Uroboros Glass, 2016
Big and Small Exhibition, Best in Show, Providence, RI, USA, Providence Art Club, 2017