Thrasher Opera House proudly features area artists in our gallery space at 510 Mill Street in Downtown Green Lake, Wisconsin.  The space is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on show days from 6:45 p.m. to the end of the performance.  To arrange a special tour, please contact 920.294.4279

CHRIS HESS & PERSAUS FRYER

July 01 – August 31, 2024

Chris Hess – Glass Fusion

My name is Chris Hess, I’m from the Berlin Area but grew up on on Big Green Lake. I’m married with 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Currently living in Rural Berlin,  my husband and I winter in Arizona. I’ve always had a passion for art but never considered myself to be an artist.  I like to consider myself as creative. I like to use things in a way they maybe weren’t intended for. Currently I am working with clay and glass. I like to mix the media together on my clay totem stacks. When the sun hits the glass it just adds dimension. The totems are mainly constructed of clay either hand built or thrown on a wheel. I also add some nature pieces to my stacks like, birch, drift wood and even cholla skeletons.  They are meant to be outdoor art pieces in a garden or a focal point on a patio or court yard. The glass pieces I do are fused glass, like pottery I used a special kiln that reaches extreme heat levels.  I enjoy making glass weaves, with added copper wire woven in,  garden art, bowls and very simple items such as my  stir sticks for Cocktails. I took my first glass class in Az and was hooked. Among Pottery and glass fusing, I enjoy all artsy things. I basket weave, paint, and dabble in other media.
My hobbies outside of art are, boating, bowhunting, fishing, gardening. Spending time with family and friends and my Grandkids just to name a few. I encourage everyone to try a hobby, or 2 or 3…your never too old to be creative and keep busy.

Persaus Fryer – Acrylic/Pencil

Persaus Fryer is an aspiring 16 year old artist from Montello WI with dreams of a career doing what she loves. Persaus uses mixed medium to include mainly acrylic, pencil, marker, digital art, clay, and bone. She has a talent for turning her visualized artwork into physical form with profound creativity and gets inspired from a variety of places to create. As a toddler and young child, Persaus spent most of her days creating art in one form or another and her parents have encouraged her to continue pursuing her dreams and expanding on her many artistic talents. When she is not creating, you are likely to find her playing the electric guitar which she has taught herself to do, writing one of her many novels which are a work in progress, or simply walking through the woods collecting bones and other such items that are sure to become works of art one day.

If you or someone you know is interested in having an exhibit at the Thrasher Opera House, please contact the office at 920.294.4279 or email info@thrasheroperahouse with subject: Exhibit Inquiry.