A stained glass journey: Tana Phillips’ work to be exhibited at LuCille Tack Center
For Hub City Times
SPENCER — It has been admired for its beauty from medieval times to the present. It also caught the eye of Tana Phillips, an artist who lives in Unity. She commented that, “As a kid, I was always attracted to stain glass. I always admired it.”
Her admiration for the stained glass will be on display at the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts gallery during the month of October. There is an open house on Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Phillips has been involved with art all her life, but stained glass has drawn her in for the last 32 years. She attended UW-Oshkosh and majored in art. Unfortunately, there were no stained glass courses, so she taught herself how to work with stained glass.
Phillips uses the Tiffany foil method to bring her custom designs to life. The copper foil technique made popular by L.C. Tiffany around the turn of the century involves wrapping the pieces of glass with copper foil and soldering them together along the seams.
Art exhibits in the gallery can be viewed during open house visits, at the time of performances, and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts at 715-659-4499. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.