The 105th weekly issue of the Bill’s glass interest newsletter

July 28, 2016

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Welcome to the 105th weekly issue of the Bill’s glass interest newsletter.


  • Art on the Mall Includes Glass – Sunday!
  • Catalog for Fall Classes at TMA Now Available – New!
  • Exhibition for Annie’s Fund in Columbus – New!
  • Toledo Artists in Wisconsin Exhibition – New!
  • Monroe Fine Art Fair Includes Glass – New!
  • Upcoming at Glass Axis in Columbus – Additional Information!
  • Exhibitions with Matt Paskiet Sculpture
  • Kari Russell-Pool at Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Ben Schonberger Exhibition at River House Arts
  • Ben Schonberger GAPP Residency Aug. 8-17
  • Christopher Maxwell Named Curator of European Glass at CMoG
  • Chihuly Exhibition in the Berkshires
  • Summer of Glass Exhibits in Fort Wayne
  • Fired Up: Women in Glass – from Toledo to Charlotte
  • Month of Glass Events Planned for Toledo
  • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion
  • Contemporary Glass Exhibition at TMA
  • SOFA Chicago Nov. 3-6

Art on the Mall Includes GlassSunday!

  • Art on the Mall, an outdoor juried art show on the main campus of The University of Toledo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31
  • This free, public event will have more than 100 booths featuring acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, pen and ink, oil, photography, pottery, textile, watercolor, woodwork and more
  • Artists’ works will be juried by art-savvy representatives from the Dayton Art Institute

Catalog for Fall Classes at TMA Now AvailableNew!

  • The catalog for fall classes at the Toledo Museum of Art is now available online
  • As usual, many exciting classes in glass are included
  • The registration deadline for Session 1 fall classes and scholarships is Sunday, Aug. 28

Exhibition for Annie’s Fund in ColumbusNew!

  • Dr. Andy Hudson and Robert Falcone, M.D. will have a two-person exhibition at Lindsay Gallery, 986 North High St., Columbus
  • The show is the annual fundraiser exhibit for Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts
  • The fund honors the memory of Dr. Anne Miller, a nationally respected scientist and plastic surgeon, artist, dedicated patron of the arts, loving wife and friend
  • Annie’s Fund maintains the mission of “Supporting institutions and individual artists who might otherwise go unfunded”
  • In addition to supporting many local artists, Annie’s Fund endowed Annie’s Koi Pond in the Franklin Park Conservatory
  • A portion of all sales will go to continue Annie’s legacy
  • There will be an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5

Toledo Artists in Wisconsin ExhibitionNew!

  • Sculptures by Jack Schmidt and Timothy Stover are included in an exhibition at the K. Allen Gallery, Balleys Harbor, Wisc.
  • Unfortunately, we just got word of the exhibition and it closes Tuesday, Aug. 2
  • The show is titled Cast Glass from the Midwest and also includes work by Kristin Thielking and Keith and Deanna Clayton

Monroe Fine Art Fair Includes GlassNew!

  • Glass is one of the mediums included in the Monroe Fine Arts Fair, Aug. 13-14
  • The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the area of East First and Washington Streets
  • About 80 artists are expected to participate

Upcoming at Glass Axis in ColumbusAdditional Information!

  • Call for Entry – Directions:
  • This juried exhibit will showcase glass art inspired by the many directions that our lives take
    • Have you taken a trip that left you in awe? Did it inspire you to create something unique? These are the items to submit for this exhibition; items must be at least 50 percent glass
    • You may submit from one to three items for $10; Glass Axis members can submit for free; just use the available member credit option at the bottom of the checkout form
    • Entries Due: Aug 12; the exhibition  is Sept. 9 through Oct. 22
  • The Kennedy Galleries at Glass Axis is currently accepting applications for gallery exhibitions for 2017:
  • Glass Axis seeks to highlight artists who work with glass either as a primary or supplemental medium
    • Any method of working with glass is acceptable – blowing, casting, torch, neon, enameling, engraving, etc.
    • Glass Axis is seeking proposals for six-week exhibitions in our space; artists may be emerging or professional, solo or group shows
    • Typically, our space can hold 6 – 10 pieces of art; with each show, we host an opening during our local gallery hop on the second Friday of each month
    • During the opening there is an opportunity for an artist talk to engage with the public, and explain your work and processes
    • There may also be opportunities to perform a demonstration of your process or teach a one to three day class.
  • Glass Axis is also seeking  a part-time office assistant to work with the office manager to perform arts administration and customer service duties
  • To apply, submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected] or mail to: Glass Axis, Attn: Human Resources, 610 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

Exhibitions with Matt Paskiet Sculpture

  • There are currently four locations where you can see glass sculpture by Matt Paskiet of Firenation in Holland, Ohio
  • Zanesville – One of his sculptures won the Best in Glass award in the Zanesville Museum of Art’s 72nd Ohio Annual Exhibition, which continues through Sept. 9
  • Tieton, Wash. – Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 10x10x10xTieton, 7th Annual International Small Works Exhibition, happening Aug. 13 to Oct. 9
  • Cincinnati – ADC Gallery, Art Comes Alive 2016, happening through Aug. 26
  • Toledo School for the ArtsVesseled Out, a solo exhibition happening during third Thursday Art Loops in July and Aug. (Aug. 18)

Kari Russell-Pool at Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Kari Russell-Pool: Perspective is on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art through Aug. 12
  • Kari Russell-Pool (CIA ’90) is best known for her innovative approach to flame-worked glass often described as creating form from pattern; filled with personal content and commentary about our present society, the hard work of relationships, and experience as a mom, her work tells many stories
  • Perspective, a series of works on paper, is a departure in medium, but not content
  • Exploring the gaming of American policy during yet another fractious political season, Russell-Pool focuses on the high stakes of these games
  • Games by definition are reduced to winners and losers, devoid of compromise while compromise is the cornerstone of a strong democracy
  • As a woman with a mature and informed understanding of what it means to both choose and devote oneself to parenthood, she confronts the absurdity of reducing access to birth control and the horror of subjecting our children to gun violence
  • The exhibition is in the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery, 11610 Euclid Ave.,  Cleveland, Ohio 44106, 800.223.4700
  • Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Ben Schonberger Exhibition at River House Arts

  • River House Arts, in conjunction with Contemporary Art Toledo, has announced plans to present Beautiful Pig, an exhibition of work by artist, photographer and archivist Ben Schonberger
  • The show opens with a public reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and runs thru Sept. 8 at 425 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo
  • The exhibition occurs on the heels of Schonberger’s GAPP residency at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, which concludes Friday, Aug. 12 with a 7 p.m. lecture and book signing by the artist in TMA’s GlasSalon
  • Centered on a trove of photographs and ephemera collected by a former Detroit police officer during the latter part of the 20th Century, purposefully assembled and augmented by the artist, Beautiful Pig offers a provocative, timely, and unflinching look at cultural identity, self-perception, and the realities of racial disparity in law enforcement
  • The project began when Schonberger, while working in Detroit, acquired a box of photographs from Marty Gaynor, a retired police officer
  • Gaynor had documented the entirety of his career through thousands of images, including countless Polaroids of individuals he had arrested
  • Intrigued by the scope of the collection and the man responsible for amassing it, Schonberger embarked on a years-long collaborative process with Gaynor; the result is in an intensely personal yet culturally and historically revealing archive.
  • Beautiful Pig appeared in 2013 as a self-published book to overwhelming critical acclaim; it was shortlisted by both the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Award in 2013 and the Anamorphosis Prize in 2015
  • Today the book can be found in the New York Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MoMA, the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, The Arts Library at Yale University and nearly a dozen other cultural institutions
  • While portions of the collection have appeared in group exhibitions, the upcoming show at River House Arts will be first time Beautiful Pig has been presented in its entirety; it includes two works in neon

Ben Schonberger GAPP Residency Aug. 8-17

  • The next artist in the GAPP residency program at the Toledo Museum of Art will be photographer Ben Schonberger
  • During his Aug. 8–17 residency, Schonberger will be working with the Hot Shop’s glass team on a series of glass brass knuckles; it is a continuation of the themes he documented in his self-published books “HAMMER and “Beautiful Pig,” the latter of which was short-listed for the Anamorphosis Prize 2015
  • “My work examines multiple systems that explore how identity is constructed and catalogued,” said Schonberger. “Focusing primarily on masculine archetypes, I meet men and we establish a working relationship. They let me into their home and workspace, granting me access to their objects, images and history. Giving their belongings the parameters of an archive, I filter and arrange items into compositions to be photographed.”
  • Schonberger will give a free public lecture about his work and his residency in Toledo at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the GlasSalon; he will also sign copies of his books
  • Schonberger is a full-time visiting lecturer at the University of Akron – Mary Schiller Myers School of Art; he is a 2013 Graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Fine Art (MFA Photography), in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • For more, visit

Christopher Maxwell Named Curator of European Glass at CMoG

  • The Corning Museum of Glass announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher (Kit) Maxwell as curator of European glass
  • A curator and scholar, Maxwell has a varied background in the academic, museum and gallery worlds
  • In his new role, Maxwell will be responsible for the acquisition, exhibition, cataloguing and research of the Museum’s European glass collection, with works dating from the early medieval period until about 1900
  • Maxwell will join the Museum in October

Chihuly Exhibition in the Berkshires

  • Those of you headed to the Berkshires for Tanglewood or other summertime events might want to pop into Stockbridge, Mass., to see the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Schantz Galleries
  • The exhibition continues through Aug. 28
  • Chihuly has designed the show to work within the architecture of the gallery by presenting sculptural works from his established series, such as the baskets, cylinders, ikebana, and venetians, along with a wall of drawings
  • Two chandeliers and a Persian wall – created specifically for the show – explore a range of color and form, and exemplify Chihuly’s long-standing interest in the integration of architecture and glass as a means of defining interior space
  • To view an online catalog, visit

Summer of Glass Exhibits in Fort Wayne

  • The Fort Wayne Museum of Art recently opened its fourth annual Summer of Glass exhibits; the displays will be up through Sept. 11
  • One part of the exhibition includes work from the 44th International Glass Invitational at the Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Mich.
  • Work in the International is evaluated by a panel of three judges and 24 objects are selected as the winners; those works, buyers willing, go to Fort Wayne for display
  • Two other glass artists, David Salvadore and Albert Paley, also will have separate shows running at the same time in the FWMoA
  • Altogether, there are about 70 pieces of glass art on display at the FWMoA

Fired Up: Women in Glass – from Toledo to Charlotte

  • An innovative collaboration between The Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., and the Toledo Museum of Art will present an exhibition in Charlotte showing works in glass by women
  • The exhibition at the Mint Museum UPTOWN runs from Oct. 22, 2016 through Feb. 26, 2017
  • Co-curated by the Mint’s Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion, Annie Carlano, and Toledo’s Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Glass, Jutta Page, Fired Up: Women in Glass is the first American art museum exhibition to look at the many achievements of women working with glass, from the studio glass movement of the 1960s to 21st-century installations and mixed media works that illustrate the porous boundaries between art, craft and design
  • Drawn entirely from the collection of TMA, the exhibition features several recent acquisitions that debut in Charlotte
  • Ranging in scale from the tiny to the monumental, an international array of approximately 40 functional objects and sculpture will demonstrate the keen conceptual, design and technical contributions of the underappreciated artists

Month of Glass Events Planned for Toledo

  • The Arts Commission has a series of glassy events listed in a Month of Glass from Sept. 15 through Oct. 20
    • Hot Spot exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art – through Sept. 18
    • Hot Glass exhibition opening and Hot Shots vessels on display during the Art Loop – Sept. 15
    • Glass Pavilion anniversary and book premiere – Sept. 17
    • Hot Shots Young Professionals Vessel Auction and Tasting, Edison Lobby – Oct. 1
    • Hot Glass Gala Auction, Edison Lobby – Oct. 20
    • Glass Fashion Show Gala, the Toledo Museum of Art – Oct. 22

Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

  • As reported above, Ben Schonberger, conceptual photographer from Akron, Ohio, will have a GAPP residency Aug. 8-17 and give a talk about his work Aug. 12 in the GlasSalon
  • A party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the Glass Pavilion is planned for Saturday, Sept. 17
  • Doreen Garner, an artist from Brooklyn, N.Y., will have a GAPP residency Oct. 12-19; she will give a talk about her work at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the GlasSalon
  • A lively, edgy opening is being planned for an Art in Food celebration on Oct. 22; the ticketed, black-tie-optional  event will include a glass fashion show organized by Laura Donefer
  • Shari Mendelson, an artist from Brooklyn, N.Y., will have a GAPP residency Feb. 18-24, 2017; she will give a talk about her work at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the GlasSalon

Contemporary Glass Exhibition at TMA

  • An exhibition of contemporary glass is on display now at the Toledo Museum of Art
  • Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections coincides with the 10th anniversary of TMA’s Glass Pavilion and continues through Sept. 18
  • Featuring about 70 works in glass – selected from area collections for their high quality and artistic significance – the exhibition shows a wide variety of contemporary and historic objects, many never before exhibited publicly

SOFA Chicago Nov. 3-6

  • Sculptural Objects, Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Chicago will be Nov. 4-6 this year with opening night on Thursday, Nov. 3