Tlazo Artist Series Jumps Starts with Glass Artist Kimberly Lyon

After three successful shows last winter and spring, Caffé Tlazo is excited to welcome Kimberly Lyon as the first artist in the monthly Tlazo Artist Series for this season. On September 27 from 11 am – 2 pm, join in welcoming Kimberly Lyon to kick off the 2009/2010 Tlazo Artist Series.

Lyon first began exploring and working with glass in 1989, while employed as a research biochemist in New York. A change in work hours led Kimberly to the local craft store where she found some glass, tools and a book on stained glass techniques to fill a few free hours and make some stained glass pieces for herself. When she and her husband moved to Wisconsin in 1992, Kimberly left the laboratory behind and opened Ladybug Glass Studio, creating original stained and fused glass items, which have been sold at galleries and art fairs around the Midwest. Her latest work involves fusing different types of glass in layers to achieve multidimensional painting-like panels.

“I love playing with glass – it has so many forms and can be used in so many different ways. The way that light and glass mix is always exciting,” says Lyon.

The café’s artist series originated from the desire to support local artists and local culture by providing an outlet during the cold winter months for people to view and purchase original works of art by exciting emerging and established artists. Enjoy a nice brunch and organic coffee along with the opportunity to view and purchase original works of glass art on Sept. 27. For more information visit