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Discussion Series

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.

Discussion with Glass Artist Fritz Driesbach

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.