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/

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

Welcome to the 142nd weekly edition of the Northwest Ohio glass interest newsletter.

  • Headlines
    • Adam Goldberg to Lead Localeyes Tour – Tonight!
    • Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition – Ending Today!
    • Prices for PGC Summer Intensive Classes Increase April 15 – Deadline Saturday!
    • New Glass Gallery Delayed at The Henry Ford – Breaking News!
    • Glass Artists Receive Awards from Ohio Arts Council – Breaking News!
    • Spring Sheet Glass Sale at Brazee Street Studios April 20-22 – New!
    • New Glassblowing Technique Book Available Soon – New!
    • Goblet Exhibition: The Boroff Collection at Wheaton – New!
    • Job Opportunities – New!
    • Wexler Gallery Auction on Now – New!
    • Recent Work by Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn – New!
    • Firenation Planning 15th Anniversary Party – New!
    • Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition
    • Teapots! at Morgan Glass Gallery
    • Hawk Galleries Showing Group of Five
    • Art Loop Resumes April 20
    • River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis
    • MIX it Up with Glass
    • Celebration Planned for Henry Ford Glass Donor
    • Washington Glass School Job Opening
    • Flameworking Intensive at Glass Axis May15-19
    • Brianna Barron to Address Glass Group in Chicago
    • Kehinde Wiley Exhibition Includes Stained Glass
    • Call for Artists: PGC Jewelry & Wearable Exhibit
    • Habatat Auction Catalog Available Online
    • Sharon Bladholm Exhibition, Talk at Monroe Community College
    • Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Opens April 29
    • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

    Adam Goldberg to Lead Localeyes TourTonight!
    Adam Goldberg, co-owner of Gathered Glassblowing Studio in Toledo, will lead the Localeyes tour at the Toledo Museum of Art from 6 to 7 p.m. today, April 13
    For those not familiar with it, the Localeyes program asks Toledo community members, including artists, musicians, and educators, to partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them https://www.facebook.com/events/1887150411565029/

    Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition – Ending Today!

  • The second Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition, organized by the Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass, ends today, April 13
  • Six regional artists won awards this year:
  • Best in Show – Alexandria McAughey
  • 2nd Place – Alli Hoag-Clarity Series 1
  • 3rd Place – Lou Krueger-The Thinking Man’s Son
  • Honorable Mention – Kim Harty-A Wisp That Shatters
  • Honorable Mention – Ian Zapico– Invasion
  • Honorable Mention – Maxwell Davis – Curiosity Cabinet #4
  • Other artists this year include: Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Emily Cale, Niko Dimitrijevic, Juicebox Studio, Loraine Lynn, Shawn Messenger, Matt Paskiet, Adam Sanzenbacher, Jack Schmidt, Brien Strancar, Tim Stover, Adam Thomas, Marc VandenBerg and Albert Young
  • Juried by Ferdinand Hampson of Habatat Galleries, the exhibition is in the Janice Charach Gallery at The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield https://www.jccdet.org/arts-culture-education/janice-charach-gallery/

    Prices for PGC Summer Intensive Classes Increase April 15Deadline Saturday!

  • Prices for one-week summer intensive classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center increase Saturday, April 15
  • Students spend 12 hours a day in the studio with world-class instructors doing demonstrations and practicing what they’ve learned
  • View the summer class schedule at http://tinyurl.com/lwxk88m

    New Glass Gallery Delayed at The Henry Ford Breaking News!

  • The opening of the new Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich., has been delayed due to construction issues
  • Originally scheduled to open Saturday, April 15, the opening was moved to April 28 to be part of the VIP event in conjunction with the opening of the Habatat International
  • This week, the glass folks at THF got word that there is a construction delay which will set the opening back at least a month
  • “We plan to install the Village gallery during May and officially open in mid-June,” said Charles Sable, curator of decorative arts at THF
  • The Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass will be in Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks District; the space is a careful redesign of the McDonald & Sons Machine Shop
  • The similarly named Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery in the Museum building and opened in October 2016
  • Both galleries provide an in-depth look at the American glass story; the Museum gallery focuses specifically on the studio glass movement launched in the 1960s, while the Village gallery will survey the history of American glass ranging from 18th-century colonial glass through 20th-century mainstream glass as well as studio glass
  • The Museum’s collection now includes 300 studio glass objects by 155 artists from the collection of Bruce and Ann Bachmann
  • • Greenfield Village also includes the Glass Shop, a hot shop constructed in 1930 to demonstrate the art of glass making as practiced in 19th century America; it was modeled after the Boston and Sandwich Glass House, located in Cape Cod, Mass.
    • To see a portion of the Museum’s collection of 10,000 glass artifacts, search for “glass” at http://tinyurl.com/grj3tts

    Glass Artists Receive Awards from Ohio Arts Council Breaking News!

  • Lou Krueger of Bowling Green, and Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic of Cleveland, have been named to receive excellence awards from the Ohio Arts Council
  • The three are among 77 artists statewide earning Individual Excellence awards from the council for fiscal year 2017
  • Each recipient will receive $5,000, with the exception of four collaborative winners who will receive $2,500 each
  • Krueger, who retired as a BGSU professor of fine arts two years ago, won in the photography category but lately he has also been working in glass; he was one of the prize winners in the second Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition mentioned earlier in this newsletter
  • For more about Krueger and the awards, see yesterday’s Blade http://tinyurl.com/k6sayzs and https://loukrueger.com/
  • Russell-Pool is an artist who uses flameworking to communicate using objects as metaphors; from quilts and teapots, to sailors’ valentines and cages, she is interested in the stories objects tell and how we elevate them into heirlooms
  • Her work is filled with personal content and commentary about society, the hard work of relationships, and her experience as a mom http://www.karirussell-pool.com/
  • Petrovic is chair and assistant professor in the glass program at the Cleveland Institute of Art; he works in a variety of series and is perhaps best known for his avians, in which he hot sculpts birds from plates of murrini he constructs http://tinyurl.com/lkqvptn
  • Russell-Pool and Petrovic have been married since 1991

    Spring Sheet Glass Sale at Brazee Street Studios April 20-22 New!

  • Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Cincinnati (Oakley), Ohio, will have a special sale April 20-22 offering 40 PERCENT OFF all sheet glass
  • The sale will feature new special production White Tekta and all opaque and transparent sheet glass (sorry, no additional cut-downs on the day of sale)
  • Two special presentations will be made by Bullseye Glass representative Amy Ferber:
    The Artist-Factory Connection, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
    KSI: Kilnforming Scene Investigation, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Register for the presentations at the Brazee Street website
  • Sale hours are Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For more information: http://brazeestreetstudios.com, 513.321.0206 or info@brazeestreetstudios.com

    New Glassblowing Technique Book Available SoonNew!

  • For the past 18 months, Steven Ciezki has been chuggin’ along on an intermediate glassblowing technique book for hotshop soft glass called Life on the Rails; he now expects to release it in May
  • The layout includes 900+ digital hand drawn colored process illustrations accompanied by detailed explanations of many aspects of the glassblowing process
  • Contents include cleaning the studio, gathering, starter bubbles, maintaining a centered bubble, loading into the annealer, the jackline, flattening the bottom, the transfer, trimming, opening the lip, color applications, torches, etc.
  • This information leads up to the creation of basic shapes: sphere, cylinder, cone, inverse cone, bottles, bowl and plate
  • Most importantly, troubleshooting portions are scattered throughout the pages
  • Ciezki (chess-key) sees the book as a new teaching tool to build a foundation for technical skills leading to individual artistic thought and design
  • He received his BFA from Illinois State University in 2012, and has since worked in a variety of hot shops including Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati
  • He was artist assistant to Jason Chakravarty during Chakravarty’s residency at the Toledo Museum of Art in 2014
  • Books ordered in advance directly from Ciezki will be signed
  • See more, including his fabulous illustrations, at http://www.stevenciezkiglass.com/book.html

    Goblet Exhibition: The Boroff Collection at Wheaton New!

  • The Boroff Collection: Goblets, Memories, and Friendships are being shown through Dec. 31 at the Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, N.J.
  • This exhibit shares the passion of contemporary glass art goblet collectors, Barbara and Alan Boroff
  • Through a curated selection of goblets from their extensive collection, this exhibit tells the story of the Boroff’s journey as collectors, illustrates their style and exemplifies their connection to and respect for the artists
  • Questions? Contact the museum at info@wheatonarts.org or 856.825.6800

    Museum of American Glass

    Job Opportunities New!
    Gallery Assistant at Firenation Glass, Holland, Ohio http://tinyurl.com/m8lenvo
    Development Manager at Pittsburgh Glass Center; submit a cover le