I have always had a love for vintage items. I suppose antiques remind me of an ordinary elegance that graced the daily lives of individuals from previous eras. Glass artwork has also brought me great fascination and joy. The brilliance and radiance of glass makes it such a gorgeous medium. This is why I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph Art Glass Array and the Art Meets Vintage Galleries for the St. Charles County Lifestyle Magazine just as this new year was beginning to unfold. Judy Peters writes a wonderful article titled “A Consortium of Artists” which describes these extraordinary galleries owned by Lisa Becker and Gregory Dierlam. Lisa is a master of both the fused glass technique and the clothing casting process, the latter of which allows her to create stunning and deeply meaningful heirlooms. Greorgy has combine his love for collecting with his interest in glass to create organic forms that are inspired by the Hawaiian landscape. The galleries are housed in a former auto shop which was originally owned by Lisa’s grandfather and father. This is a terrific story of how each of them have taken a bit of the past and repurposed it into both a creative studio space as well as meaningful and unique works of art.