MAYVILLE - Denise Cash Williams and Ange Cash Bentivegna will launch a new shopping destination for stained glass, original art, photos on canvas, designer jewelry and unique gifts for everyone, mostly handcrafted by local artists.
Living Glass and Living Art Studio, located on Chautauqua Lake at 147 W. Lake Rd., Mayville next to Webbs, will be celebrating its grand opening weekend from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. Woodberry Vineyards of Fredonia will be featured for the weekend and will be serving its award-winning wines at the studio.
Cousins Williams and Bentivegna are experiencing a sense of nostalgia at their new location in Mayville. In the 1920s their grandfather was a Mayville proprietor making and repairing shoes for local clientele. The tradition continued as Williams' father owned and operated a local pizzeria in the early 1970s.
Living Glass and Living Art Studio in Mayville will be celebrating its grand opening weekend from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30.
Williams is the stained glass artist. Her glass creations are unique contemporary art with traditional stained glass concepts.
"I believe nature provides the most intriguing design elements through form, structure and color," she said. "I try to interpret what I see and feel in this most captivating medium of glass."
Bentivegna's original paintings are mediums consisting of acrylic and fabric dyes. Her creations are inspired by the movements and energy of life. She has sold in art galleries and shows in York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Myrtle Beach, Atlanta and throughout New York.
"(My) art reflects the light, spirit, movement and the beauty of life," she said.
The Living Glass and Living Art Studio is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5p.m.
For more information, call 326-7788 or visit www.livingglassandlivingartstudio.com.