Wanda Kehlenbeck Tyner is a glass artist whose work captures her adventurous spirit. Wanda applies the same creativity and innovative solutions to her glass creations as she did during her career in technology which propelled her to the top of her profession as a CIO and senior technology executive. Wanda has a B.S.B.A. from University of Missouri-KC. Wanda’s journey as a glass artist started with an interest in understanding how the glass art in her home collection was made. There are many parallels between kiln-formed glass and technology including knowledge of the science, process, skill, planning, design, testing and execution. Understanding the science has allowed her to stretch the boundaries with creative and innovative designs.
Wanda’s initial glass art training was under the tutelage of Rebecca Hite, owner of The Stained Glass Station. Wanda quickly began to expand her knowledge and training with several well-known Glass artists including Patty Gray, Lisa Vogt, Alysa Phiel, Roy Kapp, Tanya Viet, Michael Herbert, Guy Reynolds, Brad Walker, Paul Tarlow, and Brad Walker. She spends extensive time studying, experimenting and creating.
Wanda combines her passion for world adventures, hiking and kayaking with creating useful, innovative, colorful and sometimes whimsical kiln-formed glass art. Wanda’s work is included in several international collections. She resides at Raintree Lake in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with her husband. Wanda is currently working on a private commission and preparing a body of work for future exhibition.
Wanda is an artist member of these Art organizations:
Summit Art (juried) https://summitart.org/
Kansas City Artists Coalition http://kansascityartistscoalition.org/
Missouri Artisans Association D.B.A. The Best of Missouri Hands (juried) https://bestofmissourihands.org/
International Guild of Glass Artists http://www.igga.org/
American Glass Guild http://americanglassguild.org/