The 145th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter

04 May

The 145th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter

Headlines

  • Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn – Opening Tomorrow!
  • Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh – Opening Tomorrow!
  • Ticketed Demonstrations Set for Garbiel Dawe Residency – This Weekend!
  • Pinaree Sanpitak Unveils New Installation in New York City – New!
  • Next Toledo Art Loop May 18 – New!
  • Renaissance Hotel Downtown to Include Glass – New!
  • Jeff Koons Speaking at Corning Museum of Glass – New!
  • News About Loraine Ruetz – New!
  • Glassweekend’17 At WheatonArts June 9*, 10 & 11 – New!
  • Habatat’s Brilliance Award for 2017 to Stephen Rolfe Powell – New!
  • Summer of Glass Again at Fort Wayne Museum – New!
  • Habatat Glass Tour 2017 Set for Europe – New!
  • Penland Benefit Auction Aug. 11 & 12 – New!
  • GAS Names Artists Featured in Member Juried Exhibition – New!
  • Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Continues
  • River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis
  • Preview GAS Conference Auction Items Online
  • Construction to Begin on Barry Art Museum
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Planning Collector’s Symposium
  • New Glass Gallery at Greenfield Village to Have Architectural Glass
  • Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition
  • Hawk Galleries Showing Group of Five
  • MIX it Up with Glass
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn – Opening Tomorrow!

  • An exhibition of recent work in glass by Christina Bothwell and her husband Robert Bender is on display through July 14 at the Alfred  Berkowitz Gallery, 3rd Floor Mardigian Library, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 5
  • The artists will speak at 6 p.m.
  • http://library.umd.umich.edu/berkowitz/

Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh – Opening Tomorrow!

  • Leana Quade, who had a GAPP residency at TMA in recent years, will have an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 5
  • Quade is known for making materials act differently than expected and in States of Flux she offers new ways to experience glass: its luscious light, erratic fluidity and its amazing resilience
  • The exhibition features three main components—time, tension and transformation; these themes are explored in a variety of ways including demonstration, projection and installation
  • The opening event will also include PGC’s monthly Hot Jam with live hot glass demos
  • The exhibition will continue through July 30
  • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/calendar/2017/5/5/states-of-flux

Ticketed Demonstrations Set for Gabriel Dawe Residency – This Weekend!

  • Gabriel Dawe, creator of the popular textile rainbow installation in the Great Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art, has returned to work with glass in a GAPP residency May 3-12, with a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5
  • On Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7, the Museum will host ticketed glassblowing demonstrations in which viewers learn about the GAPP program while watching Dawe explore glass with the guidance of TMA’s Glass Studio Assistant Manager Alan Iwamura
  • A glass facilitator will be on hand to allow audience members to ask the GAPP artist questions about working with glass and his general creative process
  • Demo times are 1 and 3 p.m. both days.
  • Tickets are $10 for TMA members, $15 for nonmembers and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/l2f445s

Pinaree Sanpitak Unveils New Installation in New York City – New!

  • Pinaree Sanpitak, the internationally acclaimed Thai artist who created a glass hammock during her GAPP residency at the Toledo Museum of Art, has unveiled a new installation that blends fiberglass and raw silk at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center) in New York City
  • The Roof is a 5,382-square-foot canopy made from 43 panels of varying size and contrasting woven fiberglass and raw silk textiles
  • The makeshift canopy hovers above the massive crowds of the high-volume, multifunctional space, lending a sense of intimacy to the otherwise stark design of the 125-foot-tall atrium
  • UrbanGlass posted an interview with Sanpitak about the project at: https://www.urbanglass.org/glass/detail/opening-pinaree-sanpitak-the-roof

Next Toledo Art Loop May 18 – New!

  • Downtown Toledo’s Art Loop continues from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18
  • The theme for the event is “Film Loop”
  • Gathered Glassblowing Studio will continue its Hot Glass Cold Beer Cool Music series with a demo by Joel O’Dorisio, artist, lecturer in glass and arts village director at Bowling Green State University; back by popular demand to provide live music will be Old State Line
  • River House Arts will open an exhibition of selected work by Joanna Manousis (see more below)
  • http://theartscommission.org/

Renaissance Hotel Downtown to Include Glass – New!

  • The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel will be opening in August as a chic hotel in the heart of downtown Toledo with an interior design inspired by the local glass culture
  • Gathered Glassblowing Studio has already installed a large wall sculpture and I’m told there is more glass art to come
  • The Gathered installation, named PRISM FLOW, is made up of dozens of handmade cast glass prisms that reflect and refract light and color below skylights in the reception hall; the work is designed to change as sunlight changes throughout the day
  • http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tolgp-renaissance-toledo-downtown-hotel/

Jeff Koons Speaking at Corning Museum of Glass – New!

  • Jeff Koons, one of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, will speak at the Corning Museum of Glass from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11
  • Museum members at the Donor level and above ($135+) are invited to come early for a private reception at 5:30 p.m.
  • Please RSVP to (607) 438-5600 or membership@cmog.org by May 8
  • Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form; his artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture
  • He has collaborated with Lady Gaga, designed a painted ‘art car’ for BMW, wine labels for the vintage Château Mouton Rothschild and recently unveiled a collaboration with Google
  • In 2017, he will be the first Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, where he will collaborate with scientists to explore themes common to contemporary art: memory, perception and the stimulation of the senses
  • https://www.cmog.org/event/behind-glass-may

News About Loraine Ruetz – New!

  • Loraine Ruetz, aka Loraine Lynn, adjunct instructor in the art department at Bowling Green State University, has received some good news this year
  • Most recently, she learned that her work has been accepted in the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, June 2 through July 21
  • Earlier this year she learned she is included in a special issue of Art Habens, a contemporary art review
  • Her work is pictured on the cover and inside there is a 22-page interview with 10 illustrations
  • Ruetz says the article is a good opportunity for those “interested in my opinions on art and what exactly it is I think I’m doing with my practice”

Glassweekend’17 At WheatonArts June 9*, 10 & 11 – New!

  • Glassweekend’17 At WheatonArts  is set for June 9*, 10 and 11
  • The event includes exhibitions, world class gallery shows, artist demonstrations, lecture series and panel discussions*, social events*, and hands-on glass making opportunities*
  • Demonstrating artists this year are Rik Allen, Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Matthew Szosz
  • Admission: adults $10 • senior adults (62+) $9 • students $7 (with ID)
  • Studio demonstrations are included in the price of admission to WheatonArts during GlassWeekend; additional $6 per person to visit the Gallery Exhibitions in the Event Center
  • Gallery exhibition and sale open to the public: Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*For Registrants Only

Habatat’s Brilliance Award for 2017 to Stephen Rolfe Powell – New!

  • Habatat Galleries’ 2017 Brilliance Award has been awarded to Stephen Rolfe Powell for his new LED Wall panel sculptures titled Zoomers
  • The Brilliance Award is given to an artist exhibiting at Habatat Galleries Detroit who is working on the highest levels of innovation, intensity and imagination within the contemporary glass community
  • http://www.habatat.com/

Summer of Glass Again at Fort Wayne Museum – New!

  • The Summer of Glass exhibition will be back again this summer at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Ind., June 24 through Sept. 10
  • The featured exhibition will show work by Brent Kee Young
  • Also included will be winners from the 45th International Invitational Award Exhibition
  • A third group show will include studio glass from around the world
  • http://www.fwmoa.org/Exhibitions?Type=Upcoming

Habatat Glass Tour 2017 Set for Europe – New!

  • The 2017 Habatat Galleries Glass Tour will visit artists in and around Venice, Italy; Budapest, Hungary; and the Czech Republic, Oct. 2 through 9 and Oct. 9 through 15
  • www.glassarttours.com

Penland Benefit Auction Aug. 11 & 12 – New!

  • The 32nd annual benefit auction for the Penland School of Crafts will be held Aug. 11 and 12 at the school
  • An illustrated catalog will be available online; absentee bids accepted
  • www.penland.org

GAS Names Artists Featured in Member Juried Exhibition – New!

  • The Glass Art Society (GAS), in partnership with Glass Wheel Studio, announced the names of the 46 participating artists who will be featured in the 2017 GAS Member Juried Exhibition
  • The exhibition will be on view Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, July 16 at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, Va., and will be a highlight of the 46th annual GAS conference
  • An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. and prizes will be awarded to select artists at 7:30 p.m.
  • Selected artists with regional connections include Scott Darlington (formerly BGSU faculty, Jonathan Davis (GAPP artist), Karen Donnellan (GAPP artist), Davin Ebanks (Kent State glass head), Jennifer Halvorson (Ball State faculty) and Leana Quade (GAPP artist)

Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Continues

  • The 45th Annual International Glass Invitational at Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Mich., will remain on view through July 21
  • Habatat’s Glass International is the oldest and largest annual exhibit focused on studio glass in the U.S. http://www.habatat.com/

River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis

  • River House Arts, 425 Jefferson, Toledo, will have an exhibition of selected works in glass, bronze and mixed media by Toledo resident Joanna Manousis from May 18 through June 17
  • Nature Morte: Joanna Manousis, her largest solo exhibition to date, will include brand new work produced during her 2017 GAPP Residency at the Toledo Museum of Art
  • There will be an opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18, during the Art Loop
  • http://www.river-house-arts.com/exhibitions and http://www.joannamanousis.com/

Preview GAS Conference Auction Items Online

  • Alli Hoag, Julia and Robin Rogers, Erica Rosenfeld, Leo Tecosky, the late Tom McGlauchlin, Charlotte Potter and Ian Messenger Schmidt have work in the auctions at GAS in Norfolk
  • You can preview live and silent auction items online at http://tinyurl.com/mnkwo9t
  • The auctions are free and open to the public at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott
  • Onsite Preview from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3
  • The first table of the silent auction closes at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, June 3; the live auction takes place from 6 to 7 p.m.

Construction Begins on Barry Art Museum

  • Old Dominion University broke ground April 18 on the Barry Art Museum
  • Set to open in the fall of 2018, the 24,000-square-foot facility will showcase sculptures that document the rise of the American glass art movement and will enhance Norfolk’s growing international reputation as a fine arts destination
  • The museum was made possible by a $35 million donation from Richard and Carolyn Barry – the largest in Old Dominion University’s history
  • The majority of the museum’s inventory comes from the Barrys’ personal collection
  • Architectural glass will be a defining feature of the museum’s exterior
  • Dr. Jutta-Annette Page, formerly of Toledo, is executive director of the Barry Art Museum

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Planning Collector’s Symposium

  • The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisc., is planning to host a collector’s symposium Sept. 8 and 9
  • Speakers include Dr. Jutta Page, executive director of the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University; James Yood, associate professor and director of the New Arts Journalism program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Dr. William Ganis, chair of the Art and Design Department at Indiana State University
  • For more, contact Jan Smith or Kelly Stoll at 920-751-4658, smith@bmmglass.com or stoll@bmmglass.com

New Glass Gallery at Greenfield Village to Have Architectural Glass

  • The new Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich., will incorporate architectural glass
  • The architect for the renovation is James Carpenter, who received the Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016
  • The renovation will include cast glass blocks designed by Carpenter and produced by John Lewis Glass in Oakland, Calif.
  • The Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass will be in Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks District; the space is a redesign of the McDonald & Sons Machine Shop; it is expected to open in May

Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition

  • 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, has an exhibition of new and existing works by eight artists of the Toledo area who have served as shining lights in the local arts landscape and beyond, three of whom work in glass
  • The artists are: Aaron Bivins, Michelle Carlson, David J. Eichenberg, Philip Hazard (neon), Kelly Sheehan (painted glass), Michael Sheets, Dennis Wojtkiewicz and the late Tom McGlauchlin (various glass processes)
  • The exhibition continues through June 30
  • An online exhibition catalogue is available at http://tinyurl.com/kus6bc4

Hawk Galleries Showing Group of Five

  • The current exhibition at Hawk Galleries in Columbus is Treasures in a Technicolor Space, featuring glass artists Shane Fero, Stephen Powell, Josh Hershman, Alison Ruzsa and David Norton

 

MIX it Up with Glass

  • Glass should be more evident at THE MIX this year as one of the venues is the Gathered Glassblowing Studio, 23 N. Huron Street, Toledo
  • The other venue is Graphite Design + Build, Gatherd’s next-door neighbor at 15 N. Huron
  • THE MIX is The Arts Commission’s signature spring fundraiser, featuring an exciting and exotic mix of live music entertainment, art, food and much more
  • This year’s event – The Mix Blō Out – takes place May 12th

Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

  • Gabriel Dawe, creator of the recent textile rainbow installation in the Great Gallery, will work with glass in a GAPP residency May 3-12, with a lecture at 7 p.m. on May 5Now!
  • Glass artist John Kiley, a native of Seattle now living in San Francisco, will have a GAPP residence 23-30, with a lecture at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25th