Glass in the Garden

with Tilda Brown Swanson

Monday, January 30 2017 thru Sunday, April 2 2017

Visitors will find vibrant color and visual surprises in glass as they walk along the pathways of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden this winter. To complement the Botanical Garden’s horticulture exhibit about light, Des Moines-based glass artist Tilda Brown Swanson is creating 10 colorful pieces of glass to discover through-out the conservatory. Some of her botanical images in glass will also be displayed on unique light boxes in the North Gallery exhibition space. Brown Swanson layers cut and powdered glass to build the imagery, color and depth of each of her fused glass pieces.

Tilda Brown Swanson has been working in glass for over 20 years. Building upon her work as an apprentice with the Italian glass master Narciso Quagliata and at the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School, Brown Swanson began fusing glass in 1994. Brown Swanson has been part of over 20 group shows, has solo shows for each new series, and has shown her work in glass art galleries in the US and UK.  Brown Swanson’s work and commissions are in private collections in the US, UK and Gibraltar, as well as corporate collections in Iowa.

To learn more about Tilda Brown Swanson and her work visit her website.

Join us for Tilda's opening reception on February 2nd from 5 - 7 p.m.   Fore more details, click here.

Event Category: North Gallery Exhibits

Event Schedule

  • January 30, 2017 01:00 AM–TBD
  • April 2, 2017 01:00 AM–TBD