This October, on the 22nd and 23rd, you will discover 30 talented artists hosted by 11 different local businesses all along Lakeshore Road in Port Credit. We have several artists new to the Port Credit Art Tour in 2016. Our aim is to introduce these new participants over the next little while leading up to the tour.

Layne Verbeek at workThis post will introduce Layne Verbeek and Verbeek Glass who will be hosted at iMAGEMAKER Gallery, 175 Lakeshore Road East. We discovered Verbeek Glass at Artfest in May. We are thrilled that Layne has joined the tour.

Layne Verbeek works to predictably harness the transformational qualities of glass-working to bring about unpredictable moments of surprise for the viewer. He is drawn to the often brief yet powerful energy, curiosity, and wonder we experience when encountering the unexpected. Through his art, he takes advantage of the fact that the most powerful surprises we experience are also the most likely to be permanently locked as a moment, thought, or emotion into our memory. 

Layne’s particular affinities for glass appear in his work in the positives and voids he shapes into sculptures. He has a great love of color and never shies Layne Verbeek green ray 250away from using it. Kiln-casting allows Layne to mix and juxtapose colors in unexpected combinations allowing him, for example, to make glass that looks instead like stone, granite or clay.

Like many other artists who work in glass, Layne has had a life-long passion for creating art. Before finally discovering glass he worked in clay, photography, and mixed media sculpture.

Explore Layne Verbeek’s website for more images and information.