Tom Philabaum's "Alchemy" show opening will offer an up- close look at his extraordinary fused glass paintings which do indeed capture the magical process of transformation, creation and combination. The award- winning glass artist transitions from the furnace to the easel where his creative talent shines through these inspired paintings.. Opening reception: October 6, 4 -6 p.m. Philabaum Glass Gallery features the work of Tom Philabaum as well as dozens of other glass artists from across the country. The adjacent studio is the hotshop for Philabaum's work, as well as the studio where his employees make their own work on Saturdays. Gallery customers are invited to sit and watch the blowing on most days.