Provo Art Show Presented Throughout December - Colorful Stained and Sandblasted Glass Exhibited with Oil Paintings

Provo, UT, December 13, 2007 --( David and Jeanne Gomm, stained glass artists from Gomm Studios, and Lynde Mott, oil color artist and historical costuming expert, will display their work together for the first time at the Covey Center in Provo at 425 West Center Street from now until Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri.

David and Jeanne are featuring works of stained and sandblasted glass with Mott, who is showing her oil paintings at the show entitled, “Visions of Light.” The show is free to the general public.

Hundreds of visitors attended the opening reception on Dec. 7 despite the rain and snow.

It was scheduled to coincide with the First Friday Gallery Stroll, which is a monthly event in downtown Provo. The Utah Premiere Brass also performed a concert that night.

“This show really came together,” said Jeanne. “We like the way the hanging stained glass floats in the air in the center of the room, and Lynde’s paintings fill the walls with vivid colors.”

Jeanne and David attended the reception to teach the guests about stained glass. Mott dressed in a period full length dress and told stories about many of her original oil paintings that were on display at the reception.

“The first night of the show was spectacular,” said David. “We hope each guest was inspired by the glass window and oil paintings that are touched by creative light.”

Gomm Studios built a four-panel stained glass scene in mostly clear textured glass especially for The Covey Center for the Arts, which is on display throughout the show. The mountain scene is a representation of the actual mountain skyline to the East of the arts center, even featuring the “Y” on the mountainside.

“People have asked me why the Gomm’s put the “Y” in the stained glass,” said Kathryn Allen, community relations spokesperson for the Covey Center. “I tell them we are a Provo based art center and the “Y” is a symbol of our community that is real and represents an important part of the community.”

Mott’s oil paintings have since been sold or were originally commissioned to clients for this show.

David said the stained glass looks better during the day. He encouraged guests who attended the reception to come back during the next day to see the windows.

“It has been an honor to work with the people at the Covey Center,” said David. “Most people I’ve talked to haven’t heard of the center and haven’t yet attended any of the concerts or plays here. They’ve already hosted four large art exhibits and each one of them has been first class.”

About the Artists

Jeanne and David Gomm build stained glass windows in their home studio in Provo. They build stained glass in the style that Louis Comfort Tiffany pioneered in the late 1800’s which is a very labor intensive method, but is very strong and allows them to create a great deal of detail that other methods wouldn’t allow. They have designed and built stained glass windows together since 1983. After receiving a B.S. in Education with a minor in Industrial Arts, David taught stained glass at Missouri Southern State University. Their company built many large commissions including a 13’ Nativity scene for the city of Piece City. Jeanne has been teaching and designing stained glass for over 20 years. In 2000, they moved to Provo, Utah and started building stained glass full time in 2001. They have seven children, and 11 grandchildren. To learn more about Gomm Studios, visit

Lynde Madsen Mott is an historian with a brush. Her passion to create accurate images of the past propels her to sew original costumes, collect or rent antiques and spend hours in intense research to the end of compiling it all in her paintings. She graduated with a BFA in illustration from BYU in 1997, and began focusing almost exclusively on 19th century historical illustration in 2000. Her work has been published several times in The Ensign, an LDS magazine, and is currently represented by Altus Fine Art in American Fork.

She resides in Pleasant Grove with her husband, Randy, and their three boys: Jonathon, Daniel and Isaac. To learn more visit

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