July 6, 2012 – August 31, 2012
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Hollers & Harvests displays a collection of works, from the museum’s permanent collection, that highlight the relationship between folk artists and their frequent ties to farming and agriculture. In conjunction with this exhibit, Swimming Hole transforms familiar seasonal objects into a large scale interactive wall sculpture.
Meet Forrest Bennan, a young man who has been changed by his Kids Design Glass experience. Produced, Shot, and Edit by Derek Klein
Artist Discussion: Friday, June 1st @ 7p
Canadian/American glass artist Laura Donefer will lead a glass demonstration at Flame Run at Glassworks, 815 W. Market Street, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Later that evening, she will give a gallery talk about her self-described “crazy experiences” as an artist over the past 30 years. The talk is being held at KMAC in conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop and “50 Years of Studio Glass,” Exhibit.
Artist Laura Donefer has used glass as the primary medium in her art for 30 years. Mentoring and teaching is equally important to Laura, who has taught at Espace Verre in Montreal, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York for many years. Laura is the notorious instigator behind the crazy Glass Fashion Shows, the next one being at the Glass Art Society conference in Toledo. Laura is represented by Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Both the demonstration and gallery talk are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make to express it? This episode features artists who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.
Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.
This event is FREE and snacks and soft drinks will be available.
How does Studio Glass fit into Contemporary Art?
Friday, May 18th @7pm
James Yood teaches contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Director of the New Arts Journalism program and Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. Active as an art critic and essayist on contemporary art, he is Chicago correspondent to Artforum and writes regularly for GLASS magazine, American Craft, Art on Paper, and Aperture. He has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a regular correspondent to WBEZ National Public Radio in Chicago. Among his books are Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists and Gladys Nilsson.
Friday, April 27th 6:30pm
in conjunction with the opening reception to 50 Years of Studio Glass
For 43 years Fritz, the Johnny Appleseed of Glass, has presented hundreds of lectures and demonstrations in over 150 institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. His glass is represented in numerous public and private collections, “…all the usual suspects!” Fritz Dreisbach was a significant presence on the Seattle scene from 1985 to 2004: consulting, lecturing, teaching, and making glass. In 2002,Amsterdam, the Glass Art Society presented Dreisbach its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, for his “…unique and significant contributions to the world of glass.” He was elected a Fellow of the American Crafts Council in 1988 and was awarded the 1993 The Corning Glass Museum Rakow Commission.