richard parrish | PATTERNS

Richard Parrish
October 1st - November 5th 2009
Opening Thursday October 1st at 6p
(meet the artist)

Richard Parrish

Artist’s Statement

As an artist & an architect, I find inspiration in both the human-made environment & in the vast landscape of the American west where I grew up. I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of the constructed & the natural, which I often express in my work. I find that it is critical to my existence to make things with my hands, using real materials. I focus on the integration of meaning, design and technique in my glasswork and in the classes that I teach. I am particularly interested in the interaction of light and color in the environment and in my own work.


Richard Parrish maintains a studio for kiln formed glass and architecture in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He was awarded best artist in his category at the Western Design Conference Exhibition in 2008. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003. His artwork is in numerous public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kilnformed glass in his studio and throughout the United States, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.

Richard’s glasswork includes speculative work; functional objects; and architectural installations and design elements. Current commissions include a memorial at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and nineteen glass pieces for the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Resort.

Artist at Work | Studio Tour

Artist at Work Studio Tour
at the 7444 Gallery featuring: PETER SEWARD

September 25th thru September 27th 2009



Welcome! to the Third Annual Artist at Work Studio Tour featuring artists who work and live in the Tri-Lakes area of the Adirondack Park - Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid and surrounding communities. 34+ artists will be showing and selling their works at locations across the region. See first-hand how a painting or a pastel begins, observe the process of photography with and without the darkroom, watch a blacksmith. You will get to hear the whir of the potter's wheel, the thunk of the weaver's loom and even meet the sheep who produce the wool for woven tapestries.

Studio Tour Central is the Adirondack Artists' Guild Art Gallery, 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake, 518-891-2615. If you have any questions or need any help during the tour weekend you can stop in and visit the Guild Art Gallery where you will meet member artists who can direct you around the area. Artist Studio Guides, complete with examples and descriptions of each artists' work, maps and directions, are available at all of our sponsors as well as the studio locations.

The three day tour is for you to design - maps are available online and in the Artist Studio Guide. Visit a different vicinity each day. Check the studio descriptions to make sure the studios you are planning to visit are open that day. Enjoy the fall colors!

Think Green while visiting studios located in the Village of Saranac Lake. Several are within walking distance of each other. Take advantage of their proximity to each other while enjoying the Adirondack style architecture and home-town ambiance of the village.

Remember that many of the spaces are in the artist's home and private workspace. Please enter with care and respect their space. During the remainder of the year, retail gallery/studios usually have regular business hours. Individual artist welcome visitors by appointment only.

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