Wednesday, November 17, 2010

By combining furnace blown glass with the inert gases and colored phosphors usually found in neon tubes, a world of new possibilities opens up with internally illuminated sculptural glasswork. Sandstorm Glassworks, located behind Tornado Gallery, in conjunction with Special Effects Neon (soon to be also located behind the gallery) announce the colaboration of their studios with these first two successful blown glass plasma sculptures.

Visiting glassblower Colin Knowles crafted the hollow hand blown glass sculptures while he was here, specifically to be internally illuminated. Then Tony Greer, of Special Effects Neon, added colored phosphors and xenon gas to Colin's glasswork, turning it into a very unique piece of glass art that actually illuminates itself! Pictures don't show the lightning-like movements of the luminous tendrils darting around inside the foot tall hollow glass vessel, which can be very mesmerizing to watch.

Look for much more to come from these two studios very soon!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Until "I am" was spoken, Life was still . . . . .

Darren's spontaneous creative response to a statement challenging the underlying thought process.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friends Hanging while Joe Works

Joe Checking Labels

Three different directions at the same time (staged). You Think!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Joe Clifford Assemblage and Paintings

New works by Artist Joe Clifford

Today's activities - We will be hanging Joe Clifford's new large paintings that he delivered yesterday. Later today we'll post photos of selected works. Cleaning and reorganization of Studio for Lee and Bren's Glass Foundry opening in October.
Gallery vistors yesterday included Mural Artists Jamie Lankford and Marc Watson from White River. You can see their art at and .

There is a new Tornado Gallery video on facebook, check it out.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Don Gabbert in Concert

The Blues at 8:00 p.m. in Peggy's Garden BYOB and we will pass the hat.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pueblo Store
by Hilton McLaurin
12" x 12"
Unframed Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Ancient tourist store along the creek running through Taos Pueblo. Sangre De Cristos in the background.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Friday Art Trail

Visit Tornado Gallery on the First Friday Art Trail this coming August 6th. 6pm - 9pm. WWW.FFAT.ORG

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lets Get This Party Started...Again.

This is the official blog site for Tornado Gallery-our favorite art gallery in downtown Lubbock, or anywhere for that matter. It's our favorite because we work it. We got lots of help, help from friends, help from customers, help from everyone. That is one cool thang-help-that translates into support folks, and support will keep us plugging along. That's it. Keep plugging along is all we want to do That ain't a whole lot to ask is it.
Y'all come see us at the corner on Buddy Holly and 19th Street-beautiful downtown Lubbock, Texas.
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Larry Simmons