Flame Run hosts ‘Catching Fire,’ an exhibit inspired by ‘The Hunger Games’

By SARA HAVENS
Source: Insider Louisville
June 18, 2017

Nearly a dozen glass artists have created pieces for Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery‘s new “Catching Fire” exhibit, a show inspired by the themes, characters and storylines in “The Hunger Games.”

Gallery director Tiffany Ackerman says she thought the series would appeal to many artists, and she also wanted to show support for Flame Run’s neighbor, the Frazier History Museum, which is now hosting “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition.”

“In many ways, the themes from ‘The Hunger Games’ can be related to life as an artist,” she said in a press release. “You hope to gain patrons and popularity to help you on your path, and success is not granted to all. In the world of art — and specifically with reference to the temperamental nature of hot glass — may the odds be ever in your favor.”

Ackerman tells Insider there are more than 20 pieces in the show from 11 local and regional artists, as well as a series of birds by Luke Jacomb, a second generation glass artist from New Zealand. Participating artists are Flame Run owner Brook F. White Jr., Nicole Stahl, Whitney Olsen, Steve Ciezki, Rachel Erickson and Ackerman, among others.

Next to each piece of art, the curator has placed quotes from the books that go along with what it’s portraying.

The artists were able to create and design their art using their own interpretations of the films and books — so don’t expect literal replications of Katniss or District 12. It’s more on the abstract side of things, says Ackerman, but fans will be able to get intricate nuances and nods to the story.

“Catching Fire” continues through Aug. 26. Flame Run is located at 815 W. Market St., inside the Glassworks building. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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