Vernon Brejcha in the Kansas City Star


Growth, Blown Glass and Steel, Vernon Brejcha (photo, Kansas City Star)

The Star did an article today on different installations/locales around the city that have been ranked among people’s favorites.  One of those is Growth, the work in blown glass that Vernon designed for the Overland Park Convention Center, and which he and I installed in 2002.  Vernon was ably assisted by Dierk Van Keppel, one of the most talented glass artists in the region. 

I remember going up and down the scaffolding about 100 times while we installed, but mostly I remember the champagne and toasts after.  This was the largest of some 50 works that we commissioned or acquired for the building.

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