Brook Forrest White Jr. discovered his passion for hot glass under the tutelage of Stephen Rolfe Powell at Centre College. Brook has worked with artists and visited glass centers around the world. He has garnered many honors including a 1998 Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship, the Owensboro Mayor’s Award of Excellence in 2001, the 2003 Centre College Distinguished Young Alumnus Award and inclusion in the 2005 Leadership Kentucky class. In 2004 the Kentucky Arts Council commissioned him to create that year’s Governor’s Awards in the Arts. His glass is in galleries across the country and in the collections of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Huntington Museum of Art and the Asheville Art Museum. His blown-glass art installations are featured in many private collections and public buildings throughout the Midwest.
Flame Run is Brook’s newest adventure. He has created a unique atmosphere of creativity in this 13,000 square foot studio and gallery. It is Louisville’s source for contemporary glass art and blown-glass art installations. Flame Run contains the region’s largest glassblowing hotshop, and its gallery features glass art created on-site and from across the country.