On June 26, 2010, Hollace was the featured artist at a solo show in Stone Harbor, New Jersey hosted by the Island Art Gallery where her prints are sold. At the close of the summer, over Labor Day, Hollace also participated in an art walk in historic Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Hollace has been awarded the distinction of joining twenty-seven other artists to be featured in a Cayman Island coffee table book entitled “A Nation of Artists”, to be released in November, 2010. At 16, she is the youngest artist to be included in this exclusive grouping of talent. This book retails for CI $50 (US $62) and can be purchased through the Arteccentrix Gallery in Grand Cayman.
In January of this year, Hollace began working in clay under the tutelage of Caroline Henderson, artist and owner of Lancaster Clay Studios. Hollace’s interest in this medium was peaked when, under the guidance of her high school art teacher (Richard Ressel), she crafted the teapot pictured above. So enjoyable was this activity that Hollace plunged into this new art field with vigor at the beginning of this year. Presently, she spends several hours per week at the clay studio, and is also studying ceramics in high school during her junior year. Watch for more ceramics to be pictured in the future.
In June, Hollace took a private workshop with glass artist, Tim Dorland, whose studio is located in Colt’s Neck, New Jersey. Tim is a graduate of Portland State University, and specializes in creating masterpieces in glass, with an emphasis on sea-life creations. Over a two-day period, Hollace designed the mosaic pictured above, and hand-cut glass pieces to fit the pattern she created. This piece also incorporates fused and painted glass — hopefully representing the first of many glass mosaics to come!