Curtis Fest Artisan Spotlight: Megan Ellis Art Glass

Intimately sized sculpted glass

A lifelong artist, Megan Ellis studied fine art at Peabody College and Watkins College. She received a fine art degree from Watkins College in Nashville.  Watkins College is a campus focused on studio-based curriculum for film and art. Megan creates figurative works in paint, metal clay and paper.

After moving to Sacramento in 2001, a two day lampworking seminar at Doiron Galleries was the chance to finally work with hot glass on a torch – a perfect platform for creating intimately sized sculpted glass.

All of Megan’s art work (painting, drawing, sculpture and glasswork) has a rhythmic quality. Megan feels that as an artist, she has the opportunity and the obligation to use her senses (all six or seven) and explore her perceptions using the language of media. The final pieces are beautiful translations of the world around us.

Much of Megan’s work is influenced by her origins in the southeastern United States.  From the River of Grass to the Appalachians, to the Atlantic coast, the artist has been influenced by the natural beauty and quirkiness of these places.

About Curtis Fest

Curtis Fest returns to William Curtis Park on Sunday, Aug. 27. More than 60 artisans are expected to show their work at the 11th annual event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the park under the beautiful tree canopy. Curtis Fest has become a Sacramento favorite, and many premier artists have joined the lineup this year.

This free, public event includes food from award winning chef Keith Breedlove of the Culinerdy Cruzer food truck along with delicious street tacos from the Turnt Up food truck. John Merriman, Dianna and the Cherry Kings and the Ranell Carpenter Band will perform.

An expanded petting zoo returns this year as well as the climbing station, and the children’s fairy. Curtis Fest will be followed by Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m.

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