Karen Drosnes in the Cool Beans Gallery
Artist Statement: I have always been a maker, getting much pleasure using my hands to create both useful and decorative objects. In 2003 I took a class at Creative Oasis in State College to learn how to fuse glass. I was hooked on glass! There are many different ways to create items out of glass and I have experimented with most of them. I was about to take a class in flameworking at Touchstone Center for Crafts when their glass studio collapsed so I took a class on foraging stone for mosaics with an artist who studied in Italy and knew the ancient techniques. It was a good fit for my work as I can combine the traditional methods of working with glass along with the methods for making mosaics. After teaching art for 29 years both in Pittsburgh and then in Bellefonte, I decided to retire from teaching and direct my attention to making art, traveling and enjoying fine wine (not necessarily in that order). I live just down the road in the Unionville area with my musical husband, Bill, our dog, two cats and 157 fish.
Cool Beans Coffee and Tea is located at 141 W. High Street in downtown BellefonteMonday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays