The 157th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter

27 Jul

Welcome to the 157th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter

Headlines

  • Benefit Auction at Traver Gallery for Joe B. – Tomorrow!
  • Art on the Mall at UT on July 30 – Sunday!
  • Artists Working in Glass Earn June Accelerator Grants – Deadline Monday!
  • Call for Entries: Glass from the Heartland 2017 – Deadline Tuesday!
  • John Kiley Coming Soon for TMA Residency, Talk – New Information!
  • FABER(ica) Exhibition at Owens Community College – New!
  • Call to Artists: National Contemporary Craft Competition – New!
  • Pearl Dick Honored by National Liberty Museum – New!
  • Blade Recognizes Matt Paskiet Honor
  • Last Chance for Summer Classes at The Studio
  • Dog Days of Summer at Glass Axis Aug. 19
  • Firenation Pumpkin Bash Open House Oct. 6
  • Dale Eldred Sculpture Gets Restoration and Cleaning
  • Open Competition 2017 Opens at U of M-Dearborn
  • SOFA Chicago Set for Nov. 2-5
  • Open Call for UrbanGlass Window Gallery
  • Kit Paulson at Glass Axis
  • Gathered’s Mobile Lampworking Studio at Zoo’s Preview Party
  • TMA Glass Studio Artists Demonstrate Flameworking at Zoo Event
  • Symposium at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Sept. 8-9
  • Job Opportunities
  • Hawk Featuring Artists from OSU Glass Program
  • Hawk Galleries to Show Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

 

Benefit Auction at Traver Gallery for Joe BenVenuto – Tomorrow!

  • A pop-up show and auction to benefit Seattle glassblower Joe BenVenuto will be held at Traver Gallery from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 28
  • An amazing collection of more than 40 artists will be showing their art, and 100 percent of the profits will go to Joe
  • Artists include: Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, April Surgent, Nancy Callan, Ben Moore, Dante Marioni, Martin Blank, Richard Royal, Preston Singletary and many more
  • To RSVP, preview silent auction items and bid remotely, visit www.unitedforjoeb.net

 

Art on the Mall at UT on July 30 – Sunday!

  • The UT Alumni Association’s will hold its 25th Art on the Mall event on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30
  • The outdoor juried art show is free and will have more than 110 booths featuring acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, photography, pottery, textile, watercolor and woodwork, among others
  • Free parking will be available in Lot 1 South, Lot 1 North and Lot 13 with golf cart shuttle service to transport guests and their packages to and from Centennial Mall, if needed
  • www.toledoalumni.org

 

Artists Working in Glass Earn June Accelerator Grants – Deadline Monday!

  • The Arts Commission has announced the June Accelerator Grant Recipients
  • Those who work at least in part with glass are Joanna Manousis, to fund the transport of her work to the 2017 British Glass Biennale, and Adam L. Sanzenbacher, to produce mixed-media artwork for an upcoming exhibition at RiverHouse Arts
  • The Accelerator Grant Program offers financial support with quick turn-around for local individual artists or artist collectives advancing creative projects and thereby advancing their careers
  • A committee comprised of members of the visual, performing and literary arts communities meets monthly to review applications and make recommendations for funding to the Arts Commission staff and board
  • The next deadline is Monday, July 31; for more: http://tinyurl.com/y7rqslb7

 

Call for Entries: Glass from the Heartland 2017Deadline Tuesday!

  • GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland is a regional, juried exhibition showcasing the best of emerging and established glass artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin
  • It is sponsored by the Indiana Glass Arts Alliance (IGAA), a non-profit organization located in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Exhibition dates are Sept. 1 through Sept. 16
  • A $40 non-refundable entry fee is required to submit up to three (3) works of art
  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, Aug. 1
  • Good luck finding more information; here is a Facebook page to get you started:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/IndianaGlassArtsAlliance/about/?ref=page_internal

 

John Kiley Coming Soon for TMA Residency, Talk – New Information!

  • GAPP artist John Kiley will discuss his work and participation in the Museum’s glass residency program at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 25, in the GlasSalon
  • Kiley’s most recent work utilizes optic glass blocks that are fractured and then reconstructed
  • Fractography is the science of how and why brittle materials break
  • Kiley’s “Fractographs” are as unique as fingerprints, an indelible record of time, energy and place
  • During the re-construction process, strategic pieces are left out of the assembled blocks leaving it to the viewer to complete the piece in their imagination
  • “Historical sculptures often have missing elements that were broken off at some point in history,” Kiley said. “To me, missing elements evoke the passage of time – perhaps a moment of impact, an act of war or a slow degradation. My residency will be used to study pieces from the Museum’s collection that may not be intact, and create work based on the imagination of what is missing and why.”
  • Kiley’s GAPP residency will take place Aug. 23–30 in the Glass Studio
  • Also in August, Kiley will have a show at the Traver Gallery in Seattle titled 33’18” (thirty-three minutes eighteen seconds)
  • The exhibition opens Aug. 2 and continues through Sept. 2; an opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Kiley will be present
  • http://www.toledomuseum.org/2017/07/19/glass-studio-news-july-2017/ and http://tinyurl.com/ycyq2m2u
  • Photo caption: John Kiley, Thermal Fractograph No.7, 2017, optic glass, 10.75″h x 20.5″w x 2″d

 

FABER(ica) Exhibition at Owens Community College – New!

  • A glass exhibition featuring works by Jess Brodersen, Fawn Denbow, and S. Jordan Fine will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College
  • Brodersen and Denbow are BGSU students; Fine is a Cleveland-based artist
  • The exhibition, titled FABER(ica), is curated by Loraine Ruetz, aka Loraine Lynn, and is in the Owens Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

 

Call to Artists: National Contemporary Craft Competition – New!

  • The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
  • Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough
  • Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas
  • The 2018 call for entries is now open through Sept. 29
  • A downloadable prospectus is available at http://tinyurl.com/y7m6fmvo
  • Submit your work for consideration via the online Submission Form at https://form.jotform.us/GDAC/MHS2018application

 

Pearl Dick Honored by National Liberty Museum – New!

  • Pearl Dick, a Chicago-based glass artist with Toledo family connections, will be honored this fall during the National Liberty Museum’s Glass Auction & Gala starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 7
  • Dick is the event’s Artist as Hero
  • The organization’s website says this about her: “Over the years, Pearl has generously donated her art to support NLM’s programs for young people. In her hometown of Chicago, Pearl is actively involved with several organizations dedicated to improving the lives of teens. In addition to volunteering as a teaching artist with a local after-school program, she recently launched a glassblowing program for teens who have experienced violence-related trauma, in partnership with a non-profit providing arts education to underserved communities. Pearl, you use your art to heal and empower, and you are our hero.”
  • http://tinyurl.com/yda7zq3z

 

Blade Recognizes Matt Paskiet Honor

  • The Blade last week included two photos and a report about Matt Paskiet, owner of Firenation Glass Studio in Holland, Ohio, being selected by Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich to have some of his art on display at the Ohio Governor’s Residence in Bexley, Ohio, through September
  • http://tinyurl.com/y7zl5uvf

 

Last Chance for Summer Classes at The Studio

  • Only a few summer classes at The Studio have space still available
  • Don’t miss your opportunity to learn a wide variety of techniques from some of the world’s best instructors, including Kirstie Rea, Martin Rosol, Joseph Cavalieri, Rob Stern, Wayne Strattman, and Karen Willenbrink and Jasen Johnsen
  • For more, visit the Corning Museum of Glass website at http://tinyurl.com/yc345bo4

 

Dog Days of Summer at Glass Axis Aug. 19

  • Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Glass Axis in Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 19
  • Participants have the opportunity to cook their own lunch in front of our glassblowing furnaces
  • Hot dog roasting glassblower style is just $5 and includes your roasting of a hot dog and chips
  • No reservation required, just arrive around noon and start cooking
  • To commemorate the experience, you can also make a miniature glass hot dog; with the help of an artist, you will select your colors, then work with a staff artist to shape the hot dog and bun with advanced glass making tools
  • Sign up at: https://glassaxis.org/product/sculpted-glass-hot-dog/

 

Firenation Pumpkin Bash Open House Oct. 6

  • Firenation Glass in Holland, Ohio, will host its annual Pumpkin Bash Open House this year on Friday, Oct. 6
  • http://tinyurl.com/ya7j4rm6

 

Dale Eldred Sculpture Gets Restoration and Cleaning

  • The 60-foot tower of stainless steel, glass and reflective tape that towers above the Maumee River along the river walk at Promenade Park is scheduled for a full restoration this summer including the replacement of all 80 panels of glass and installation of new diffraction tape as well as cleaning of the stainless-steel structure
  • Created in 1984 by the late Dale Eldred, Sun Obelisk uses strips of reflective tape to diffract sunlight into a beacon of rainbows
  • Find more information on city of Toledo’s public art collection and an interactive map at: http://theartscommission.org/publicart and http://theartscommission.org/map/public

 

Open Competition 2017 Opens at U of M-Dearborn

  • At least one sculpture in glass is included in the Open Competition 2017 exhibition at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Alfred Berkowitz Gallery
  • The gallery’s website shows Color Ladder No. 3 in cast glass by John B. Wood
  • An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11; the exhibition continues through Oct. 5
  • http://library.umd.umich.edu/berkowitz/

 

SOFA Chicago Set for Nov. 2-5

 

Open Call for UrbanGlass Window Gallery

 

Kit Paulson at Glass Axis

 

Gathered’s Mobile Lampworking Studio at Zoo’s Preview Party Aug. 4

  • The Toledo Zoo will host its first art fair Saturday Aug. 5 and Sunday Aug. 6 with a preview party from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday evening Aug. 4
  • The preview party, Wild About Art, offers an exclusive first glimpse of the weekend art show with the opportunity to chat with and purchase the work of the 90+ participating artists
  • Gathered Glassblowing Studio’s mobile lampworking studio will be in action at the preview party, and Toledo Twisted Iron’s artists will use their portable foundry to complete a sculpture of the zoo’s baby giraffe, Kipenzi
  • The 2017 preview party committee includes Paula Baldoni, Doug Kampfer, Marcus Harrison, Jeremy Link and Jim Moore
  • See the flyer attached to this newsletter for more information

 

TMA Glass Studio Artists Demonstrate Flameworking at Zoo Event

 

Symposium at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Sept. 8-9

  • The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisc., is hosting a symposium and opening an exhibition on Sept. 8 and 9
  • The Museum will open the exhibition, Searching for Excellence, featuring works in glass by some of today’s significant contemporary artists selected from more than a dozen Midwest collections
  • Speakers include Dr. Jutta Page, James Yood and Dr. William Ganis
  • See the flyer attached to this newsletter for more information

 

Job Opportunities

 

Hawk Featuring Artists from OSU Glass Program

  • Hawk Galleries in Columbus is featuring 16 artists from The Ohio State University glass program through Aug. 20
  • Participating artists are Richard Harned, Scott Benefield, Jun-Suk Kim, David King, Scott Darlington, Nate Ricciuto, Amy Thibeault, Rob Lewis, Shahid Kahn, John Sharvin, Joanna Manousis, Andrew Newbold, Zac Weinberg, Jonathan Capps, Sean Merchant and Niko Dimitrijevic

Hawk Galleries to Show Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp

  • Hawk Galleries in Columbus will have an exhibition of Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp, Sept. 2 through Oct. 29
  • A preview opening will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2

Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

  • As reported above, glass artist John Kiley, a native of Seattle now living in San Francisco, will have a GAPP residency 23-30, with a lecture at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25