RACINE — A new art gallery called Little Glass Bird Artful Objects has flown into Downtown.

Lori Lund is an artist and owner of Little Glass Bird, 232 Main St. A transplant from downtown Chicago, Lund bought the building earlier this year after she “fell in love” with the 1888 structure. Lund said she was looking for a change of lifestyle and a place where she and her sister can retire after her sister, a grade school art teacher, stops working.

At this point the gallery is only open on weekends because Lund works full time as a corporate account manager for an in-house ad agency.

On the side she does lampworking: the shaping of glass into glass beads and jewelry with a torch. In Chicago, Lund said, she rented studio space. Now she has her studio in her own building, behind the 900- to 1,000-square-foot gallery area.

Besides selling her own creations, Lund said, Little Glass Bird’s other featured art is sold on consignment. The theme of the gallery, Lund said, is that she carries the works of full-time artists “who are trying to make a living at it.”

The gallery carries both 2-D and 3-D art. The current art and artists include paintings by Helen Dannelly, Pam Hamilton and John Ames; clay creations by Michael Imes; and jewelry by Sarah Chapman, Gloria Anslow and Diane Sepanski.

Little Glass Bird Artful Objects is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit www.littleglassbirdartfulobjects.com or email llund100@yahoo.com.

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Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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