To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
Art Fox is our local featured artist for April at Lemont Center for the Arts. Art’s creations on glass catch the sun – perfect for getting us in the mood for spring! Stop by LCA to see Art’s work in person, you will be glad you did.
Art T. Fox
Born in Chicago,Illinois 1940
No training in the arts.
St. Casimir grammar school, Chicago
St. Rita high school, Chicago
De Paul U. Chicago
I started painting on glass in 2012. Before that, I had only painted the walls in my home.
First was on old jar painted like a chimney. I stuffed a Santa in to the chimney and it looked great. I did another chimney, tall and with windows to see a red beta fish. Our guests liked it. Then I tried to see if I could do something more complex, like a panda. That worked. These were all with acrylic .
Then in November 2013 I found glass-staining paint. And that, eventually, turned into Light Sculptures. By varying the intensity of light, the angle of light, and by using the sun’s wonderful qualities, stunning “sculptures” of light are produced.
If you would like to learn Light Sculptures, sign in at the desk. Classes will be announced.
I hope you enjoy Lemont Center for the Arts. Come often. We have great artistic talent in the area.
Light Sculptures on Glass
Acrylics and acrylic glass stain
The process is simple for Light Sculptures. I use a magic marker to draw or stencil the subject on clean glass. I like most of my Light Sculptures to be seen the same on both sides of the glass, similar to a sun catcher. Then, I place the glass on a white sheet of paper and fill in the colors one drop at a time. I make sure the paint is dry before applying colors where they will touch.
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