Diane Bonciolini and Gregg Mesmer have been making beautiful glass together as Mesolini since 1977. Earlier this year, they were named Island Treasures for 2015 by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.
Their familiar installations -- the Beach Glass Quilt on Winslow Way; the artwork at Rotary Centennial Park; and the installations at the Bainbridge Library and at The Waypoint across from the Art Museum -- are easily recognizable for their signature fused glass style.
For Diane and Gregg, their community spirit is evident in all they do -- from teaching and coaching at the public schools to leading the glass workers at the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN).
Each of them has contributed many hours and materials to our schools, designing murals and teaching kids the joy of working together creatively. They have introduced scores of people to the art of glass through classes and joint community projects.
Always eager to support other artists and nurture new talent,