The Chair Affair

 Begins tomorrow night at 7 p.m.  Jan.31 on Gabriola Island.

What is the Chair Affair you ask?

 It is an event created and hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council. It is a fundraiser for the wonderful, hardworking Arts Council to assist in renovating their new home and office space.

 The idea was to give each of 44 artists an old community hall chair, the wood and steel kind that you don’t often see anymore. We were asked to transform these old chairs into works of art! And so we did.

My partner, my metalworker Ode, added new steel uprights with a curvy flair at the top and a support for holding my glass . It also had feet added in the metal shop, which was a fun surprise for me.

As you can see, it had changed a lot from the plain old chair it once was. We named it

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

This chair can be indoors or out in your garden!

There will be wonderful entertainment, a silent auction of some chairs and a live auction of other chairs. One of the hosts for the evening will be Bill Richardson, formerly of  CBC radio fame.

Hope to see you there!

fused glass chair

“Bohemian Rhapsody” the finished chair, with fused glass and added steel components.



the chair under reconstruction

The chair, after it has new uprights and some structure for holding glass.




fused glass assembly

On the cutting table, glass being assembled.



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