Pop-up art has arrived in Carlsbad April 2nd - 25th and is on display at 15 downtown businesses. The Carlsbad Village Association and the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office collaborated to engage established artists to use a wide array of media on display in different storefronts and inside local businesses in the Village.
Carlsbad realizes an inclusive vision of the arts and culture in everyday life, while stimulating an expanding creative sector economy. Original and unique artistic creations, as temporary public art, spur dialogue and enhance the Village as a destination. Meet one of the five artists participating in this temporary art experience.
Drew resides in Carlsbad and is currently Studio Manager at Barrio Glassworks in downtown Carlsbad. Drew first experienced glassblowing when he was 15 years old which led him to seek out workshops in Seattle, WA. He eventually majored in Glass at California College of the Arts in Oakland.
Drew has studied glass with independent artists at Penland School of Craft, Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass. He incorporates classic and modern techniques in his broad range of work style. Drew is an emerging artist driven by the chaos and social injustice he sees in the world around him.
Drew's artwork is on display in the Village at:
• Moradi MD Spa - 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste. 124
• Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort - 3075 Carlsbad Blvd.
• Front Porch Gallery - 2903 Carlsbad Blvd.
The Studio Glass Movement
The Studio Glass Movement, made famous by artists like Dale Chihuly, is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The American Studio Glass Movement began in the mid-1960s giving artists the foundation to design and produce original works of art from glass. For the past 50 years the movement has had rapid developments, putting glass at the forefront of contemporary art and craft. The glass art community continues to grow in new directions while holding on to its traditions.