There is something so very special about SOFA Chicago.

The feeling I get walking in on Opening Night is pure magic. So much incredible talent in one place. For me, being a participating artist feels like walking on the field at the Super Bowl. This is as good as it gets.

Gaye & I at the Riley Galleries exhibit with my work

Gaye & I at the Riley Galleries exhibit Opening Night with my work

Four contemporary glass sculptures created with sweeping lines, curves and negative space by Harry Pollit, glass artist. In luminous color, they are hyacinth, jade green, orange red and citrine.

Four of my recent glass sculptures at SOFA Chicago 2012 presented by Riley Galleries.

The feeling I get walking in on Opening Night is pure magic. So much incredible talent in one place. For me, being a participating artist feels like walking on the field at the Super Bowl. This is as good as it gets. I feel so very honored to be here and call these other artists colleagues. My glass art and I were, for the second year, represented by Thomas R Riley Galleries. They are such wonderful, warm and professional people. I feel so very special to be associated with them.

The mood on Opening Night this year was definitely dampened by Hurricane Sandy which was ravaging the East Coast. Such a dichotomy! Here we were surrounded by all this beauty and there were so many others facing so much destruction. Our hearts and prayers went out.

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