The 158th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter

03 Aug

Welcome to the 158th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter.

Headlines

  • Jared Rosenacker Guest Artist Demo at CMOG – Tonight!
  • Gathered’s Lampworking Studio at Zoo’s Preview Party – Tomorrow!
  • TMA Glass Studio Artists Demonstrate Flameworking at Zoo Event – This Weekend!
  • Artist Working in Glass Earns July Accelerator Grant – New!
  • Matt Paskiet Glass Selected for Maryland Exhibition – New!
  • Uroboros Glass Clearance Sale – New!
  • Job Opportunities – New!
  • John Kiley Coming Soon for TMA Residency, Talk
  • FABER(ica) Exhibition at Owens Community College
  • Call to Artists: National Contemporary Craft Competition
  • Pearl Dick Honored by National Liberty Museum
  • Dog Days of Summer at Glass Axis Aug. 19
  • Open Competition 2017 Opens at U of M-Dearborn
  • Kit Paulson at Glass Axis
  • Hawk Featuring Artists from OSU Glass Program
  • Hawk Galleries to Show Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

Jared Rosenacker Guest Artist Demo at CMOG – Tonight!

  • Watch live as Jared Rosenacker, a member of the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 3
  • According to the CMoG website, Rosenacker became fascinated with glass while attending Bowling Green State University; he was captivated by the power of glass and shifted his focus to the arts, an unexpected venture that continually reveals deeper layers of meaning
  • http://tinyurl.com/y8zh8uew

Gathered’s Lampworking Studio at Zoo’s Preview Party Aug. 4 – Tomorrow!

  • 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

TMA Glass Artists Demonstrate Flameworking at Zoo Event – This Weekend!

Artist Working in Glass Earns July Accelerator Grant – New!

  • Multimedia (including glass) artist Loraine Ruetz has been named an Arts Commission July Accelerator Grant Recipient
  • Ruetz says she will use her grant to set up a long-overdue space to document work and take video
  • 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; grant amounts are not to exceed $1,500
  • The Accelerator Grant program is generously funded by ProMedica, ECDI, The Kresge Foundation, Surdna Foundation and Fifth Third Bank
  • The next deadline is Monday, Aug. 28; for more: http://tinyurl.com/y7rqslb7

Matt Paskiet Glass Selected for Maryland Exhibition – New!

  • Glass artwork by Matt Paskiet, owner of Firenation Glass Studio in Holland, Ohio, has been selected for the Hot Glass Exhibition in Cumberland, Md.
  • The exhibition, the Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery, opens Aug, 12 and continues through Sept. 3; a public reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18
  • http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/event.php?id=385#.WYD2u7pFyM8

Uroboros Glass Clearance Sale – New!

  • Now that production is underway at the new facilities under the able management of Oceanside Glass & Tile, Uroboros Glass in Portland, Ore. is busy clearing out remaining inventories
  • All products are now 50 percent off retail or more, with super discounts for wholesale buyers as well; there are no required purchase minimums
  • Shop online at www.uroboros.com

Job Opportunities – New!

John Kiley Coming Soon for TMA Residency, Talk

  • 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.”

FABER(ica) Exhibition at Owens Community College

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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/

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/

Kit Paulson at Glass Axis

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 http://www.johnkiley.com/