Found Metal Finds Fused Glass
Sept 1-29, 2017
Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept 2, 3-5 p.m.
The sculpture created by Peggy Ames Nerud and Mary Knapp combine glass and welded metal. For the past fourteen years, Nerud has focused on her lifelong passion for art. After taking welding classes at a local community college, she began to create art from found metal. Friends and neighbors willingly support to her endeavor by contributing old machinery parts, and equipment found lying in their fields.
Mary Knapp has been steeped in art since childhood. She spent twenty-eight years teaching elementary art at the Huntley Project in Worden, Montana. Knapp was inspired to delve into glass art after visiting a glass artist fifteen years ago in Canada. Since then, she has been creating one-of-a-kind pieces of fused art for contemporary homes and offices.