McMahon's first solo exhibition arrives after decades of working with glass


November 24, 2022

Lizzie Thompson / Petersburg Pilot

The 11 stained glass windows newly installed at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church are some of the most recent of Debi McMahon's glass art installations that can be found all around Petersburg.

Local artist Debi McMahon's first solo art exhibit will open at 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Firelight Gallery, celebrating forty-five years of playing with glass with forty-five recent works. The show will be up through Wednesday, November 30th.

McMahon's love of glass began in 1977 when she "had a premature baby, Karine, and after a couple of months of caring for her thought, 'I've got to get out of here. I've got to have some kind of break!'" she says. "So I went to Community Schools and asked 'What's available?' And it was either bookkeeping or a week-long stained glass class. I thought...

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