Solar Flare

12′ x 8′ x 30″
2010

The upscale Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI commissioned April to conceptualize and create a showcase centerpiece for their dining area, the Rugby Grille. The Grille needed a spectacular, breathtaking sculpture. April worked dilligently to come up with a concept that worked with the rich woods, elaborate carpeting, and detailed wall coverings.

Comprised of hundreds of individually hand-blown glass parts, the sculpture is mounted onto a piece of black granite.

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"Memorable dining experiences transcend the simple enjoyment of delicious food. They require total sensory integration. Light, music, tabletop design and visual art are as inextricably involved in creating an enduring feeling as food and service. Glass artisan April Wagner designed and created a custom glass sculpture specifically to enhance the Rugby Grille conceptually and to illuminate the space. ‘Solar Flare’ commands attention and lends an energy and sense of unspoken possibility to the atmosphere.”
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Keith Schofield
Director of Restaurant Operations
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