December Gallery Artist
Michael Ziegler is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, NY. After graduating from FIT, Michael attended New Paltz College where he studied teaching. He spent six years as an apprentice to two of the top stained glass artists in the country. In 1984, Michael began creating his original designs and teaching others the art of stained glass. In 1997, Michael and Roni relocated from Long Island, NY to Statesville, NC and Michael started Art Glass Designs & Antiques in his Statesville studio. He continues to teach the art of stained glass, in Iredell, Mecklenburg and Rowan counties. His work can be found in many Art Galleries and Gift Shops but he continues to provide custom design services to many of his clients direct from his studio in Statesville, NC.
Michael is the featured artist for our December 3rd Holiday Shop and Stroll Artisan Marketplace. He will be joined by his wife, Roni Ziegler and daughter, Denise Cascardi. Both also graduated from FIT, studying textile design and accessory design, respectively.
Denise is a full-time glass artist who says, "I am finally doing what I love - creating fun, happy, beautiful things that make others smile."
The family will join us Friday, December 3rd from 5:30 until 7:30 for our marketplace during the Holiday Shop and Stroll. Stop by while enjoying all of the downtown festivities!
Roni worked in the textile industry for twelve years designing fabrics for Menswear. After having a family she started working from home and designed a line of Children's Rubber Puzzles. She spent twenty years as a Real Estate Broker before moving to North Carolina. Currently Roni spends all of her free time designing and creating fused glass jewelry.
Visit Denise at Purple Owl Glass
Live in Concert
Zito is considered one of the most lauded blues rock guitarists in the contemporary blues arena today. This Texas-based recording artist has topped Billboard's Blues Artist Album Chart, been named Rock Blues Artist of the Year - and more. A natural spot for a man who began playing guitar at the age of 5!
Our final Key Concert Series performance of 2021 - Mike Zito is sure to finish out our year at full crescendo!
Seats available, for tickets: ZITO
Asheville based musician, Vanden Landers performing Country Blues and Folk style Americana.
Limited seating is available.
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Thursday, December 10th