Ignite the Passion

On October 17, 2013, the Arts Centre in Port Moody opened their newest exhibit of mixed media and glass.  It was designed to “invite  the viewer to step into the artists’ world, on a journey through the emotions inspired by mixed media and glass.”

Art glass beads and sculpture by Leslie Rowe-Israelson and Melanie Rowe are featured in the 3D Gallery.  As I walked through the exhibit I couldn’t help be awed by the absolute creativity not only from Leslie and Melanie but from the other featured artist Patti Munro who’s mixed media paintings and installations are amazing.

The glass display has been creatively combined and laid out to provide full impact of the art.  Melanie’s masks decorate the walls.   The sculptures, some that spent 30 days in a kiln, are incredible and Leslie’s large plates of kiln formed, carved glass will take your breath away.

Many of the displays are a combination of the sisters’ work and each compliments the other perfectly.

The exhibit is on until November 7, 2013.  If you haven’t been yet you really should go.  The pictures I’ve posted here don’t do their work justice.

the arts centre


You’re Invited to our Opening Reception!

Thursday October 17, 2013 | 6–8pm Port Moody Arts Centre 2425 St. Johns Street


Leslie Rowe-Israelson and Melanie Rowe

Ignite the Passion

Twins, Melanie Rowe and Leslie Rowe-Israelson have embarked on a lifelong journey to create with glass. Living and working in the heart of the Canadian Rockies for the last twenty years, they draw inspiration from the beauty of the mountains, especially in the Banff and Jasper National Parks. Ignite the Passion conjures up fascination, enthusiasm, and excitement, drawing the viewer closer to search deep inside the work as if searching one’s own soul.

After Dark at the Reach

After Dark

The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a swanky summer soiree.  The date is September 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

The Pacific Pyros have been invited to demonstrate glass bead making as part of the evenings entertainment.  We previously had our beads and jewelry on display in their gallery so to be invited back is a big deal.  We hope to display their again soon.

More information about buying tickets and the evenings lineup can be found on their website


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