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Meet the Artist: Live Video Series with Artist Kevin Boylan

June 5, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Kevin Boylan Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist: Live Video Series with Artist Kevin Boylan
June 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 2 PM PST
Location: Online

As a substitute for Kevin Boylan’s scheduled Main Gallery Exhibition Fragile Balance: Artworks by Kevin Boylan, Kevin plans to keep art-lovers engaged and informed during the month of June through a live video series on IGTV and Facebook Live titled Meet the Artist. The series is free. 

The live videos are scheduled for June 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 2 PM PST and will remain viewable for those who are not able to tune in. 

  • Episode 1 on June 5 will be formatted as a gallery talk where Kevin will cover his biography, artist statement, and artistic process and answer viewer questions. The episode will last 15-20 minutes. 
  • Episode 2 on June 12 will be a full studio tour of Boylan Studios/Birddog Glass Located at 702 Adams Ave. The episode will last 15-20 minutes:
  • In Episode 3 on June 19, Kevin will be doing short demonstrations in the hotshop with information about the process. The episode will last 20-30+ minutes:
  • In Episode 4 on June 26, Kevin will be doing a long demonstration of one of his signature pieces. The episode will last 50-60+ minutes:

 Viewers should follow [email protected] and Birddog Glass on Facebook to make live viewing more accessible and easy to find.


Artist Bio: Kevin Boylan is a glassblower and mixed media sculptor living in LaGrande, Oregon.  After graduating from Eastern Oregon University in 2003, he began studying glass under Tom Dimond. Kevin now incorporates blown glass elements with mixed media sculpture to create an abstract visual journal.  Boylan has also curated art glass exhibits in Pendleton, Baker City and Lagrande and was a part of Pilchuck Glass Schools seasonal staff from 2010-2016.  Currently, Kevin has opened his own glass blowing studio and gallery, Birddog Glass, located at 702 Adams avenue in Lagrande Oregon.


Artist Statement: Through the years, my work has evolved from my beginnings as a potter to my current stage as a mixed media sculptor and glassblower. Exploring new mediums, learning new techniques, and examining my most immediate surroundings; my process almost always results with a non-objective, abstract form. 

The common thread is that my work is a personal journal. While my hands are creating an object that I’ve overthought without sketching, my mind is contemplating ideas, relationships, past experiences, or daily occurrences in my life. I may not know what the piece is about until I’ve completed it and am able to reflect on the process.

Because I use internal reflection of sorts to create my work, I consider it to be self-portrait work, and my latest body of work has become more figurative.


Kevin Boylan Meet the Artist




June 5, 2020
August 6, 2020
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