Step into Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery and you’ll find glass blowers at work, sculpting and turning molten globs of glass with blowpipes, furnaces glowing with fire.
Owned by David Gappa, a former architectural designer, Vetro (Italian for glass) churns out a variety of pieces for both private commissions and the adjacent gallery, which also sells blown, fused and sculpted pieces from artists around the world. You might find Gappa, or one of three other on-staff glassworkers, crafting a range of items including jewelry, decanters and sculpture.
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GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (September 30, 2010) –Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery announced, after last week’s official end of summer, that its team of glass artisans completed seven projects commissioned by commercial and residential clients during the season. This level of activity marks one of Vetro’s biggest summers in its ten year history. Among the commissioned work is a four-part handblown glass niche installation in Fort Worth’s Montgomery Plaza and a handblown glass wall installation in the new Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Read More »
Starving artists? Not here in Northeast Tarrant County. Surprisingly, the area known as home to corporate executives, professional athletes and soccer moms also has a thriving arts scene, most recently exemplified by the 11th Annual Art in the Square in Southlake and 2010 Bear Creek Art Gala in Keller. Nurtured by organizations such as Arts Council Northeast, Apex Arts League, Young Artists of Texas, city governments, chambers of commerce and community groups, there are year-round opportunities to appreciate the arts.
This influx of culture has become a breeding ground for local talent. With dozens of artist-owned galleries and studios throughout Northeast Tarrant County, it appears that professional artists are catapulting their talent into successful businesses. Read More »
Local artists David Gappa of Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery in Grapevine TX created a signature art glass piece that was presented to former first lady Barbara Bush last Tuesday, April 12. They were invited by The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth TX to award the piece to Mrs. Bush as a “thank you” for her relentless support in cancer research as well as her participation as the guest speaker in the private, grand opening banquet celebration of The Center which opened in February 2005. Upon receiving the art piece, Mrs. Bush immediately expressed her gratitude and requested to personally meet the artists. “It was an incredible honor to be the ones selected for this opportunity. And then to be asked to go on stage to shake her hand and meet her was remarkable,” said artist and co-owner David Gappa. Read More »