Last updated: August 02. 2014 8:00PM - 208 Views
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TROY — There is still time to see Fire and N’ice, an exhibition of the art glass collection of Jim Wyckoff and fine art photography by Maury Wyckoff at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.

For the first time ever, father and son duo Jim and Maury Wyckoff are exhibiting their synchronized collections.

Fire and N’ice will be on display through Aug. 10 at the Hayner Center, 301 W. Main St. Scientist and artist Jim Wyckoff has been collecting art glass for half his life. He has brought over 150 pieces of antique and contemporary fine art glass from his collection in Maryland to share at the Hayner Center. Several styles of glass from a variety of American and international glass designers and manufacturers are represented in the show. One glass masterpiece on exhibit is a signed and dated Dominick Labino pitcher, which he refers to as “the star of the show.”

In 1962, Labino and Harvey Littleton introduced a method for melting glass at lower temperatures. This advance gave individual glass artists the ability to set up their own studios. These works range from formal to whimsical and combine technical skill with beauty.

“In this show, I celebrate the majesty revealed by my photographs as they compliment the fine art collection of my father, Jim Wyckoff, which is also on display,” local architect and artist Maury Wyckoff said. “Majesty Revealed is how I best describe the images I create as a photographer.”

Water is a recurring theme in Wyckoff’s photographs, which have received many awards.

“Water, whether liquid or ice, calm or crashing, rainy or reflective is something everyone can relate to,” Wyckoff said.

For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

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