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Bobby Bowes

Chicago, Illinois 1972

Luce Artist Biography

Bobby Bowes spent his childhood in a commune that fostered meditation and spiritual practice. In between his religious lessons, he discovered a love for art. He learned to blow glass at San Jose University and went on to found the Bay Area Glass Institute. In the mid-1990s, he established the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, an annual fundraiser in which local artists exhibit glass that has been blown into the shapes of vegetables.