OCT/NOV 2015: STAINED GLASS BY VALERIE MARCHAND

Stained glass feathers and succulent-filled terrariums fill the Theatre Centre Cafe with shots of colour as a bright, warm Fall settles into Toronto.

Artist Valerie Marchand began working in the medium of stained glass a few years ago.  Valerie decided early on to contemporize the craft, and Acorn Studio was born shortly after.  She draws all of her own patterns and combines designs with aesthetic choices in colours that bring freshness to a traditional medium.  Under the guise of Acorn Studio, Valerie makes two-dimensional art pieces as well as three-dimensional pieces that can be used for display or as terrariums. Inspired by geometric patterns as well as organic and fluid shapes, she creates unique window hangs and geometric terrariums that feature succulent arrangements.