Lemont Center for the Arts

To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.

Art Fox – Local Artist Feature

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.

 

Swan on Water ©Art Fox

Swan on Water ©Art Fox

Artist Art Fox pictured with his work at Lemont Center for the Arts

Artist Art Fox pictured with his work at Lemont Center for the Arts

Vitals
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

Statement
I started painting on glass in 2012. Before that, I had only painted the walls in my home.

Santa in Chimney by Art Fox

Santa in Chimney by Art Fox

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 .

Blue Bird and Robin ©Art Fox

Blue Bird and Robin ©Art Fox

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.

Hummingbirds ©Art Fox

Hummingbirds ©Art Fox

Medium
Light Sculptures on Glass
Acrylics and acrylic glass stain

©Art Fox

©Art Fox

Process

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.

Contact
ArtTFox@earthlink.net
630 362 2369

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.