Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
All eyes are on A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, Salem’s museum for kids, as the museum becomes home to an intriguing piece of artwork called Eye Euphoria. Considered the first of its kind in the world, this oversized stained glass kaleidoscope is now on display in the lobby of the Gilbert House, one of the Village's three historic houses. Created by the late artist Donald Ferris of Woodland, Washington, Eye Euphoria took more than 2,500 hours to craft using authentic leaded glass and three window layers with adjustable spin and rotation speed.
“Being that it is a beautiful, larger than life kaleidoscope, it will fit right in with other oversized and intriguing pieces here at the Village,” stated Museum Executive Director Joanna Engle.
Eye Euphoria was donated by Virginia Metz, the sister of Ferris, to the A.C. Gilbert Discovery Village in memory of her brother. “It is the families' wish that this piece of artwork be seen and enjoyed by individuals, especially children, which makes the children’s museum a perfect place to display this masterpiece of stained glass,” added Engle.
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Salem’s Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences that spark children's natural curiosity. For more information about the museum and Eye Euphoria, watch this video on YouTube.