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

 

Welcome to the 152nd weekly edition of Bill’s Glass interest newsletter

Headlines

  • Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition – Reception Tonight!
  • 20 Glass Artists Expected at Crosby Festival of the Arts – This Weekend!
  • River House Arts Showing Work by Joanna Manousis – Ending Saturday!
  • Artists with Toledo Connections in New Glass Review 38New!
  • Blade Reports on Major Glass Art Installations – New!
  • Herb Babcock Sculpture Installed at Cancer Center in Lansing, Mich. – New!
  • New Residency Opportunity at CMoG – New!
  • Job Opportunities – New!
  • Firenation Hosting 15th Anniversary Party
  • Hawk Featuring Artists from OSU Glass Program
  • New Glass Gallery Open at Greenfield Village
  • Arts Commission Announces Juried Competition, Exhibition
  • Alan Iwamura Receives Arts Commission Accelerator Grant
  • Amy Ritter Exhibitions at New York Venues
  • CALL TO ARTISTS: Residency at DMG School Project, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • New Glass Catalog from the Chrysler Museum Collection
  • The Michigan Glass Project Main Event Jul 21–24
  • Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn
  • Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh
  • Hawk Galleries to Show Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp
  • Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Continues
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Continues

Glass Included in 20 North Gallery ExhibitionReception Tonight!

  • 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, will host a free reception from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, June 22, for Luminosity, an exhibition of new and existing works by eight artists of the Toledo area, 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; online catalog at http://tinyurl.com/kus6bc4

20 Glass Artists Expected at Crosby Festival of the Arts – This Weekend!

  • The 42nd annual Crosby Festival of the Arts takes place this weekend at the Toledo Botanical Garden and 20 glass artists are expected to participate http://tinyurl.com/y78llj5e
  • The event is said to be the state’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and glass artists this year represent 9 percent of the total participating artists (220)
  • The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25
  • A preview party with live music, food and drinks ($100 per person) will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 23 http://www.toledogarden.org/2017-crosby-festival-event-information/

River House Showing Work by Joanna Manousis – Ending Saturday!

  • The exhibition of selected works in glass, bronze and mixed media by Toledo resident Joanna Manousis at River House Arts, 425 Jefferson, Toledo, ends Saturday, June 24
  • Nature Morte: Joanna Manousis, her largest solo exhibition to date, includes new work produced during her 2017 GAPP residency at the Toledo Museum of Art
  • http://www.river-house-arts.com/exhibitions and http://www.joannamanousis.com/

Artists with Toledo Connections in New Glass Review 38New!

  • New Glass Review 38 arrived a few weeks ago but I just found time to read it (I study it cover to cover so picking it up is no small matter)
  • I was pleased to see several friends and artists with Toledo connections in the publication
  • Zac Weinberg was the big winner by being selected for one of 100 artworks featured in the issue; he got a full page for his glass tubing, argon, mercury, aluminum, transformers and paint sculpture titled Uncertainty in the Face of Doubt
  • Juror Susie J. Silbert wrote: “Zac Weinberg’s Uncertainty in the Face of Doubt display’s the artist’s characteristic sly humor. A painstakingly made, six-foot-long neon and aluminum sign misspelling the word believe, it is, as the artist comments, ‘a statement on the lapses in logic contained in our deeply held convictions.’ It may very well be the ideal piece for our current political situation.”
  • Weinberg was also in the Jurors’ Choice section; juror Ben Wright selected Weinberg’s “PDF document in obnoxious, bureaucratic formatting as to meet Ohio State University Graduate School requirements
  • This was Silbert’s first year at the helm of New Glass Review as she joined the Corning Museum of Glass in April 2016 as curator of modern and contemporary glass; I was curious as to how the publication would fare under her leadership and any fears I had were swept away; the publication is great, as always
  • Two TMA GAPP artists were also featured in the top 100 – Nancy Callan for a 20-piece wall installation titled Quilt, and Leana Quade for a video showing her performative strain test of tempered sheet glass
  • Callan also collaborated with Katherine Gray on another piece selected for the top 100 – a blown glass, slumped and fused wall piece, Untiled (Sad Plaid)
  • The Rakow Commission artist in this issue is Thaddeus Wolfe, who is from Toledo and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art; he now lives in New York City
  • The Recent Important Acquisitions section includes several works acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art that we have yet to see, e.g. Emily Brock, Deli; Laura de Santillana, Flag; Anja Isphording. #158; and April Surgent, Sea Ice Moves in Spring – Arthur Harbor, Western Antarctic Peninsula (We will probably see these sculptures this fall in a TMA exhibition of glass art in the collection by women artists)
  • Also included in Recent Important Acquisitions is a work we have seen at TMA: Richard Marquis, Mirrored LSR Car 08-1 #1814
  • Finally, Recent Important Acquisitions includes another sculpture by Nancy Callan: Black Baron Showman

Blade Reports on Major Glass Art Installations – New!

  • The Blade last Sunday included a great article by Roberta Gedert about several major art projects currently being installed in downtown Toledo
  • The article includes quotes from, and great photos of, Toledo area artists Kristine Rumman, Dane Alan Turpening and Erwin Redl
  • http://tinyurl.com/y9kg983u

Herb Babcock Sculpture Installed at Cancer Center in Lansing, Mich. – New!

  • A monumental steel and glass sculpture by artist Herb Babcock has been installed at the new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center in Lansing, Mich.
  • The new center is across the street from and part of Sparrow Hospital; it is due to open July 11
  • Babcock and Artpack Services posted photos on Facebook showing installation of the 20-foot-high glass and steel sculpture: https://www.facebook.com/herb.babcock and https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=artpack%20services%20inc
  • The facility will also feature a hundred-piece hanging sculpture by Lansing glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith http://www.craigmitchellsmith.com/
  • LansingCitypulse.com published an article about the facility: http://tinyurl.com/ydf7h6cp
  • Babcock received both his BFA and his MFA in sculpture: his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his masters from the Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • He also studied sculpture at the Skowhegan School in Maine and glass at the Toledo Museum of Art; he is currently an independent studio artist and professor emeritus after 40 years as the glass department chairman, College for Creative Studies, Detroit http://www.herbbabcock.com/

New Residency Opportunity at CMoG – New!

  • New in 2017 at the Corning Museum of Glass, the David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research is open to artists who want to utilize the Museum’s resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their practice
  • The residency is named in memory of the former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, a highly-regarded scholar who worked to build the resources of the Rakow Library and was a major supporter of artists working in glass today
  • The residency gives artists the opportunity to deep dive into topics and further their knowledge or to provide research for a project
  • The David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research is not a “making” residency; no provisions will be made for artists to create work at The Studio
  • Residencies will be up to three weeks in length; artists will be provided with transportation, and room and board
  • http://tinyurl.com/yd8374za

Job Opportunities – New!

Firenation Hosting 15th Anniversary Party

  • Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery, founded by glass artist Matt Paskiet, celebrated its grand opening on June 29, 2002
  • The facility is now planning to celebrate 15 glorious glassblowing years on June 30
  • Live glassblowing demonstrations will start at 4 p.m. with an all-star lineup of past demo artists including Sten Neuber, Brien Strancar, Robert Dauel, Leonard Marty, Ryan Thompson, Marc VandenBerg, Adam Goldberg, Eli Lipman, Mike Stevens and Chris DeMuro
  • Firenation will also be premiering its mobile hotshop, which will be in use outside for some of the demonstrations
  • http://www.firenation.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1678898705747844/

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

New Glass Gallery Open at Greenfield Village

  • The new Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich., had a “soft opening” for the general public last Friday, June 16
  • An official grand opening is being planned for some time next month
  • The Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass is in Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks District; the space is a redesign of the McDonald & Sons Machine Shop
  • The gallery is the new home for 700 glass artifacts belonging to The Henry Ford – a curated selection from a collection that tops 10,000 pieces
  • https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/greenfield-village/

Arts Commission Announces Juried Competition, Exhibition

  • The Arts Commission has announced its Momentum juried competition and exhibition in Toledo, Sept. 8 through Oct. 14, 2017
  • Artists working in glass, glass-related materials or materials referencing glass are encouraged to submit; there is no entry fee, shipping stipends are available for accepted entries
  • Up to $10,000 in cash prizes are being offered and the call deadline is July 17
  • Use this CaFE link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4484
  • The conceptual framework of the exhibition is as follows:
    • With a deep background in commercial production and the birthplace of the studio glass movement, Toledo has served as a nexus between art, industry, and innovation through its historical connection to the material of glass
    • Momentum seeks work that celebrates this unique narrative and evolves from it
  • Jurors will be selecting entries that exemplify:
    • Experimental or interdisciplinary works using glass as a material, in the spirit of the innovative technological developments in Toledo’s glass industry, and the cooperation and curiosity that drove the first Experimental Glass Workshop, precipitating the Studio Glass Movement.
    • Artworks utilizing glass that connect to industrial glass processes, or utilizing industrially produced glass materials
    • Artworks that have been informed by one’s personal affiliation or history with the Toledo area
  • See the attached document for additional information
  • For questions, contact Crystal Phelps, cphelps@theartscommission.org

Alan Iwamura Receives Arts Commission Accelerator Grant

  • TMA’s Glass Studio Assistant Manager Alan Iwamura is one of seven area artists in the first group to receive an Accelerator Grant from the Arts Commission
  • 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
  • Iwamura received a grant to create a series of glass sculptures and two-dimensional works exploring identity
  • Applications for the Accelerator Grant Program are due the last Monday of each month; the next deadline is Monday, June 26

Amy Ritter Exhibitions at New York Venues

  • No glass and NSFW but interesting nonetheless:
  • Amy Ritter, the young multimedia artist perhaps best known in Toledo for a TMA residency in which she created forms by blowing hot glass into old blue jeans, has a couple of new exhibitions in the works
  • NSFW: Female Gaze, at the Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue (corner of 27th Street), New York City, showcases more than 25 emerging female artists from various disciplines dedicated to powerful feminine narratives
  • The exhibition runs June 21 through Sept. 24 http://www.museumofsex.com/
  • Ritter will also be participating in an exhibition at Trestle Projects, 400 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., June 24 through July 19 http://www.trestlegallery.org/
  • Breaking an Image is a group exhibition that explores what constitutes an ‘image’
  • Through sculpture, photography, video, memes and installation, this show breaks down how images proliferate through media, contemporary art and memory
  • Ritter is working this summer at Socrates Sculpture Park creating a large scale public art work as part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2017
  • There will be an opening for this work Oct. 1 http://socratessculpturepark.org/

CALL TO ARTISTS: Residency at DMG School Project, St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • The DMG School Project, an educational nonprofit housed within the Duncan McClellan Gallery complex, is offering a four-week collaborative residency for two emerging hot glass artists
  • Residencies include:
    • Four-week residency, Sept. 2017
    • Lodging during residency
    • Use of hot shop, equipment, hot glass and fuel
    • $1,000 stipend per artist
  • Interested artists should submit images of current work, a CV and biographical material no later than June 30 to both: duncan@dmglass.com and jake@dmglass.com
  • For further information visit: www.dmgschoolproject.org and www.dmglass.com

New Glass Catalog from the Chrysler Museum Collection

  • The Chrysler Museum has released Glass: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art, published in May
  • The new catalog is a beautifully illustrated scholarly publication featuring 75 highlights from the Museum’s glass collection, edited by Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass Diane Wright
  • The Chrysler Museum of Art is renowned for its encyclopedic collection of glass, with more than 10,000 objects spanning nearly 3,000 years
  • The collection is distinguished in the areas of 19th-century American, French and English glass, including important works by Louis C. Tiffany; the Museum has also recently made noteworthy acquisitions from the 20th and 21st centuries
  • The catalogue is available for purchase from The Museum Shop at (757) 333-6297, the publisher, and major online booksellers for $60 http://www.chrysler.org/planning-your-visit/museum-shop/

The Michigan Glass Project Main Event Jul 21–24

  • The Michigan Glass Project will host its annual Main Event July 21 through 24 at the Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay Ave., Detroit
  • The Main Event consists of three days of live glassblowing with painters, jewelers, vendors, music and food
  • The annual art festival benefits Art Road Nonprofit, an organization that is actively returning art classes to Detroit Public Schools
  • The Michigan Glass Project donated $80,000 to Art Road! In 2016
  • According to MGP, every 40k raised brings art to 300 Detroit public school students who wouldn’t otherwise get to enjoy art class as part of their regular curriculum
  • Tickets at the door are $15/day; $30/weekend
  • Silent auction ends at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23; live auction at 10 p.m. Sunday July 23
  • https://www.facebook.com/themichiganglassproject/

Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn

  • 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
  • http://library.umd.umich.edu/berkowitz/

Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh

  • Leana Quade, who had a GAPP residency at TMA in recent years, has an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center through July 30
  • The exhibition features three main components—time, tension and transformation; these themes are explored in a variety of ways including demonstration, projection and installation
  • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/calendar/2017/5/5/states-of-flux

Hawk Galleries to Show Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp

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

Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

Glass artist John Kiley, a native of Seattle now living in San Francisco, will have a GAPP residence Aug. 23-30, with a lecture at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 http://www.johnkiley.com/

The 147th weekly edition of Bill’s glass interest newsletter.

Headlines

  • Next Toledo Art Loop May 18 – Tonight!
  • River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis – Opening Tonight!
  • Charlyn Reynolds Residency at Melting Point May 18-22 – Starting Today!
  • BGSU Team Performances in Brooklyn, Norfolk – Saturday!
  • GlassWeekend ’17, June 9-11 at WheatonArts – Expanded!
  • Joseph Cavalieri Returns to Teach at Glass Axis – New!
  • Job Opportunities – New!
  • Fantastical Creatures at Glass Axis
  • Sten Neuber Cupcakes on Cover of Museum Store Catalog
  • Kristine Rumman in TUMI Feature
  • Regional Glass Artists in Ohio Craft Show
  • Henry Ford Hosts Distinguished Glass Artists This Summer
  • Liberty Museum Shows Glass Produced by LGBTQ+ Community
  • Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn
  • Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh
  • Summer of Glass Again at Fort Wayne Museum
  • Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Continues
  • Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition
  • Hawk Galleries Showing Group of Five
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

 

Next Toledo Art Loop May 18 – Tonight!

  • Downtown Toledo’s Art Loop continues from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today, May 18
  • The theme for the event this month 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 a solo exhibition of work by Joanna Manousis (see more below)
  • 20 North Gallery will also be open to show its current 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 (see more below)
  • http://theartscommission.org/

 

River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis – Opening Tonight!

  • 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. today, May 18, during the Art Loop
  • http://www.river-house-arts.com/exhibitions and http://www.joannamanousis.com/

 

Charlyn Reynolds Residency at Melting Point May 18-22 – Starting Today!

  • Charlyn Reynolds, aka Charky, will be guest artist at the Melting Point in Sedona, Ariz., May 18‑22; according to a Melting Point post on Facebook, Reynolds is expected to make some beautiful glass animals
  • Charlyn Reynolds is an artist and teacher with a background in drawing and glass sculpture
  • She studied fine art and glassmaking at Illinois State University and continued her studies in glass with artist John Miller
  • Originally focused on drawing, Reynolds continues to incorporate drawing into her work in glass
  • She lived and worked in Toledo for a time where she was a hot shop technician and teacher at the Toledo Museum of Art
  • She has also served as a gaffer/narrator aboard ship with the Corning Museum of Glass program and is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • In Sedona, Reynolds will reunite with friend Austin Littenberg, a BGSU graduate who formerly worked at TMA when Reynolds did and is now a glassblower, instructor and designer at The Melting Point

 

BGSU Team Performances in Brooklyn, Norfolk – Saturday!

  • Alli Hoag and several BGSU students will participate in a performance event at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the upcoming Glass Art Society conference in Norfolk, Va.
  • The performance at UrbanGlass will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20
  • Bylta is a performance team of glass artist and assistant professor, glass Alli Hoag and musician/pianist Tinna Thorsteinsdottir
  • Sending is their new show, combining real time sounds from glass blowing, sculpture-making and composition with the student body of the Glass Department of Bowling Green State University
  • https://www.urbanglass.org/events/detail/bylta
  • The performance also travels to the GAS Conference in Norfolk, Va. June 1-3

 

GlassWeekend ’17, June 9-11 at WheatonArts – Expanded!

  • According to the organizers, GlassWeekend ’17, June 9-11 at WheatonArts in Millville, N.J., is going to be very special this year
  • Featured artists Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen and Matthew Szosz will be doing special demos for GlassWeekend attendees
  • And now, Lucio Bubacco has been added to the featured artist list
  • There are wonderful programs lectures, and museum exhibitions
  • Galleries will be showing contemporary glass and jewelry, and there will be a special international exhibition featuring work from 13 countries outside the U.S.
  • http://www.wheatonarts.org/calendar-eventon/glassweekend-17/

 

Joseph Cavalieri Returns to Teach at Glass Axis – New!

 

Job Opportunities – New!

 

Fantastical Creatures at Glass Axis

 

Sten Neuber Cupcakes on Cover of Museum Store Catalog

  • Gluten Free hand blown glass cupcakes by artist Sten Neuber are on the cover of the Museum Store’s spring/summer 2017 catalog
  • Neuber has been working in glass since 2002, first beginning at the Toledo Museum of Art in the after school teen program
  • After studying Glass Art at both Kent State and Bowling Green State University; receiving her BFA in glass from BGSU, she spent two months in Venice, Italy studying glassblowing under Mattia Salvadore
  • She currently works as a studio technician, glass instructor and a public demonstrator at the Toledo Museum of Art, as well as a hotshop assistant and cold shop manager for artist Matt Paskiet
  • http://tmastore.org/000134.html

 

Kristine Rumman in TUMI Feature

  • There is an amazing video on YouTube now featuring Toledoan Kristine Rumman
  • The feature is part of a series created by TUMI, a leader in suitcases and travel luggage
  • The company recently started a video series titled “Perfecting the Journey” to celebrate its 19 Degree metal shell campaign; TUMI’s 19 Degree Aluminum Carry-On is seen several times in the video
  • The message: travel is not just a utilitarian experience, but more a way to emotionally connect people to their own personal journeys
  • Rumman is seen at several glass hot spots in Toledo including the Glass Pavilion and Gathered Glassblowing Studio
  • Check out Suha Araj‘s Perfect Journey featuring Rumman at: http://tinyurl.com/lov5f7o

 

Regional Glass Artists in Ohio Craft Show

  • Glass artists Jonathan M Capps, Shawn Messenger and Matthew J Paskiet have work in “The Best of 2017” exhibition now open at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus
  • The 34th annual juried exhibition showcases contemporary fine craft by 51 artists and continues through June 18
  • Juror Bill Griffith, artist, educator and administrator at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., selected 70 works in clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber and mixed media from over 200 entries
  • Thirteen were selected for awards of excellence in the 34th annual members’ competition, organized by Ohio Designer Craftsmen
  • Messenger and Paskiet work in Toledo and Holland, Ohio, respectively
  • Capps lives in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches as a faculty lecturer in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University
  • To see the online gallery of work in the exhibition, visit: http://tinyurl.com/mn86vv6

 

Henry Ford Hosts Distinguished Glass Artists This Summer

  • The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation in Dearborn, Mich., has invited distinguished glass artists to work in the Greenfield Village Glass Shop alongside their staff artists
  • The program allows Greenfield Village guests to see internationally renowned artists in action as they demonstrate how contemporary artists work, implement designs, collaborate and meld concepts into the physical
  • The next artists scheduled to work in the Glass Shop are Herb Babcock, June 6-10; Marc Petrovic, July 25-29; and Janusz Poźniak, Aug. 22-26
  • The program also had Hiroshi Yamano in the Shop, May 1-5
  • To see a short video of Yamano in the Glass Shop, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGsfZmO8uAI&feature=youtu.be

 

Liberty Museum Shows Glass Produced by LGBTQ+ Community

  • The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia will host the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community
  • The exhibition is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, method and styles explored by these glass artists
  • Transparency will include works by Nancy Callan, Joseph Cavalieri, Pearl Dick, Sarah Gilbert, Kim Harty, Joshua Hershman, Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles, and Tim Tate
  • Transparency is a part of NLM Celebrates Pride Month, a month-long series of highlighted exhibits and special events that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community
  • An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 9
  • http://tinyurl.com/lkdbbpq

 

Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn

  • 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
  • http://library.umd.umich.edu/berkowitz/

 

Leana Quade Exhibition in Pittsburgh

  • Leana Quade, who had a GAPP residency at TMA in recent years, has an exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center through July 30
  • The exhibition features three main components—time, tension and transformation; these themes are explored in a variety of ways including demonstration, projection and installation
  • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/calendar/2017/5/5/states-of-flux

 

Summer of Glass Again at Fort Wayne Museum

  • 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’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/

 

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

 

Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

  • 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. 25 http://www.johnkiley.com/