“A Nation of Artists”

Hollace on the Beach with Fish Art

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.

Kids’ Sea Camp/Grand Cayman 2010

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This summer Hollace was reunited with her mentor, Ron G. Steven (otherwise known as “Rogest”) when she joined him at Cobalt Coast as his assistant instructor for children engaged in Kids’ Sea Camp.  For two weeks, Hollace worked with Ron in teaching the art of acrylic pointillism painting, “marine-style”.  The youth who attended the camp gained an enriched appreciation of the ocean environment, and were encouraged to tap into their creative talents, as well.  Fun was had by all, and Hollace looks forward to her next teaching opportunity.

Working in Clay

Clay PotsHollace @ Clay Wheel Clay Teapot

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.

A Sea of Glass

Hollace with Tim DorlandGlass Mosaic

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!