Northwest Ohio Glass Interest Newsletter, Issue 271

03 Oct

Bowling Green, Ohio 10/3/2019 – Welcome to the 271st edition of the Northwest Ohio Glass Interest Newsletter.

Headlines

  • Arts Commission Opens Hot Glass 2019 – New!
  • Habatat Galleries at SOFA
  • Jaime Guerro at Pittsburg Glass Center – New!
  • Michael Janis and Tim Tate at SOFA
  • Toledo Federation of Art Societies Show at Lourdes University – Soon
  • Emerge/Evolve 2018 @ Belleview Arts Museum – Opening today!
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Features Wisconsin Glass Artists – New!
  • John Drury Workshops at Glass Axis
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center Announces One-Week Intensives
  • Ken Saunders is Having a Moving Sale
  • Pilchuck Appoints Donna Davis – New!
  • Meredith Wenzel in Racine Art Museum Exhibition
  • New Work by Peter Bremmers at Sandra Ainsley Gallery
  • Documenta Project Continues
  • JB Squared at River House Arts – Now!
  • Transparency: An LGBTQ + GLass Art Exhibition
  • GAS + Refract New Member Showcase
  • Urban Glass Symposium – New!
  • Call for Artists: Mini Vitro at Glass Axis
  • Sculpture and Expanded Media: The Material Condition of an Immaterial State – Now!
  • Giles Bettison Solo Show at Tansey Contemporary, Denver
  • Museum of Glass Slates Upcoming Artists
  • The Tom and Pat McGlauchlin Youth Arts Fund
  • Arts Commission Opens Hot Glass 2019 –

  • New!
  • October 7 through November 7, 2019 5:30 – 9 pm Free admission
  • 300 Madison, downtown Toledo
  • For Art Loop, October 17th, the exhibition will be open 5:30 – 9:00 pm Free admission
  • Gala and auction November 8, 2019 5:30- 8:30 pm Tickets required
  • After-party hosted by The Chop House
  • https://theartscommission.org/
  • Habatat Galleries at SOFA

  • Michigan’s Habatat Galleries will once again be participating in SOFA Expo Chicago, now for the 33rd year. For the 2019 event they are doing something exciting and all are invited. Habatat will have a presence at the SOFA EXPO at Navy Pier and they will have “Habatat Prime” which is a pop-up gallery (located not far from the Anish Kapoor “Cloudgate” and Chicago Art Institute). They will have 7500 square feet of display space and will also be having a live auction at the space as well Friday night! The space will open to the public Thursday morning, Oct 31st with a kickoff of the SOFA Fair and a preview of the auction.
  • Habatat SOFA EXPO Booth: A34 & A32
  • Habatat Prime Location: Z Gallery 1023 S. Delano Court East- Space F123, Chicago, IL. Tranportation will be provided to and from the space that is 3 miles from the Pier.
  • https://www.habatat.com/event/11810-2019-sofa-habatat-prime-art-space/
  • Jaime Guerro at Pittsburg Glass Center – New!

  • Award winning artist and sculptor Jaime Guerrero explores the fragility of life as it relates to the current United States border crisis, with its influx of refugees and asylum seekers being met with fear, separation, and oftentimes a much harsher reality than they could have imagined.
  • October 4, 2019 through January 26, 2020
  • Opening Friday, October 4 10 am – 9 pm
  • [email protected]
  • Michael Janis and Tim Tate at SOFA

  • “What Appears Solid Melts Into Air . . . .”
  • For this artwork, forty-two separate cast glass plaster molds, 12 sgraffito glass frit drawings, 9 individual cast objects, and 3 months time produced this epic 6 ft x 9 ft wall installation. It is a whopper!
  • Both artists will be there to discuss the work
  • [email protected]
  • Toledo Federation of Art Societies Show at Lourdes University – Soon!

  • “The Tradition Continues” a multi-media exhibition of local artists
  • Canticle Center Gallery, Lourdes University in Sylvania
  • Mondays through Fridays 10 am – 4 pm open to the public
  • Celebrating 100-year history of local art and artists
  • Opening reception Friday, October 4 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • tfas100.org
  • Emerge/Evolve 2018 @ Belleview Arts Museum – Opening Today!

  • Opening October 3, continuing until January 12, 2020
  • The tenth installment of Bullseye Glass Company’s biennial, juried competition for rising talent in kiln-glass, with evolving work from former Emerge finalists.
  • Bullseye Projects parterning with Belleview Arts Museum
  • Preview party, October 3, 2019 6 – 9 pm. RSVP required
  • https://www.bellevuearts.org
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Features Wisconsin Glass Artists – New!

  • The exhibit includes the work of artists Eoin Breadon, Beth Lipman, Chuck Savoie, Deanna Clayton, Keith Clayton, Stephanie Trenchard, Michael Meilahn, Wes and Wesley Hunting, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Kristin Thielking and Lisa Beth Robinson, Jeffrey Stenbom, Lisa Koch, David Huchthausen, Kent Ipsen, Harvey Littleton, Audrey Handler, Marvin Lipofsky, and Doug Johnson.
  • Opens October 10, 2019
  • [email protected]
  • John Drury Workshops at Glass Axis

  • Use Your Head!
  • Artist, author, curator and instructor John Drury offers an overview, the material characteristics of glass – cold, warm, hot – to move beyond the craft of glassmaking, to the creation of Art – with a capital “A”. John has been the recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (1997) and has written more than 85 feature articles and reviews for Glass magazine.
  • November 11 – 15, 2019 5 – 10 pm
  • November 16, 2019 10 – 6 pm
  • [email protected]
  • Pittsburgh Glass Announces One-Week Intensives

  • Workshops from January 6 to January 10, 2020
    • Furnace Forming: Instructor Dan Friday
    • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/furnace-formed
    • Structural Flameworking: Instructor Kit Paulson
    • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/structural-flameworking
    • Vessel Forms and Glass Powders: Amanda Simmons
    • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/vessel-forms-and-glass-powders
  • Workshops from March 9 to 13, 2020
    • Creating Dimension: Instructor Paul Messink
    • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/creating-dimension
    • Finding Form-Hot Sculpting Techniques: Instructor Jack Gramann
    • https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/classes/finding-form-hot-sculpting-techniques
  • Ken Saunders is Having a Moving Sale

  • After 25 years in River North, Chicago, Ken Saunders is moving his gallery to the West Town gallery district in Chicago.
  • Huge sale!
  • See the catalog on his website
  • [email protected]
  • Pilchuck Appoints Donna Davis – New!

  • Davis to be the first Deputy Director
  • pilchuck.com
  • Meredith Wenzel at Racine Art Museum Exhibition

  • Objects Redux: 50 years after Objects: USA defined American craft
  • September 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020
  • ramart.org
  • New Work by Peter Bremmers at Sandra Ainsley Gallery

  • September 14 through October 26, 2019
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • [email protected]
  • Documenta Project Continues

  • Mary Van Cline’s “Documenta Project” is an ongoing photographic quest to capture the images (and personalities) of the unique community of artists, dealers, and collectors who coalesced around glass as an art medium. As the Documenta Project celebrates 4 years of photographing the community of the global Studio Glass Movement, it has become an important historical archive of Portraits documenting artists, collectors, gallery owners and curators.
  • Lecture and event titled “Exposed!” at SOFA Chicago 2019 Friday, November 1st, 2019, 3-4 pm (right after AACG sponsored lecture)
  • Come see the “outtakes” and behind the scenes action of the Photo Shoots that help make the Portraits so engaging, and enjoy an informal visual historical narrative. After all, LAUGHING MATTERS!
  • https://www.facebook.com/Documentaproject/posts/655594731598933
  • JB Squared at River House – Now!

  • John Brekke and Jane Bruce
  • New works in glass and extended media
  • Opening reception October 4, 2019 6 – 8 pm
  • [email protected]
  • Transparency: An LGBTQ + Glass Art Exhibition

  • For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia presented the nation’s first museum exhibition of Studio Glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. Now, the National Liberty Museum is partnering with Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, to share this exhibition with a broader audience and showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by LGBTQ+ glass artists. Many of the selected works were created for this exhibition, and the result is a three-dimensional meditation on queer experience that is as multifaceted as the community from which it comes. The exhibition includes works by Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Joseph Cavalieri, Pearl Dick, Kim Harty, and Jeff Zimmer, along with sixteen others.
  • [email protected]
  • GAS + Refract New Member Showcase

  • October 1 – 31, 2019: Opening reception October 2, 2019 6 – 8 pm
  • 2100 Western Ave, Seattle Washington
  • Paticipating artists: Lyn Bishop • Seth Blackwell • Helen Cowart • Scott Darlington • Michael Dupille • Morgan Graff-Bogart • KT Hancock • Chris Jolley • Brennan Kasperzak • Chuck Lopez • Morgan Madison • Crista Matteson • Craig Merriman • KCJ Szwedzinski • Ali VandeGrift • John Webster • Minhi Winkempleck & Jesse England • Benjamin Wright
  • A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Glass Art Society
  • [email protected]
  • Urban Glass Symposium – New!

  • 2019 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium
  • Issues in Glass Pedagogy: Criticism, Critique, and Critical Thinking
  • October 24 – 26, 2019 in New York City
  • Will examine the importance of constructive critical dialogue in the success of individual artists and the overall field.
  • [email protected]
  • Call for Artists: Mini Vitro at Glass Axis

  • November 15, 2019 to January 4, 2020
  • All pieces must be for sale at their Holiday Sale on December 13, 2019
  • Details and specifications at
  • [email protected]
  • Sculpture and Expanded Media: The Material Condition of an Immaterial State – Now!

  • SculptureX has some great glass programming!
  • Contemporary Art Toledo
  • October 4 -5, 2019
  • Events include a glass press demo in the glass Pavilion, Catie Newell, an architect and director of material studies at UM who utilizes glass in various projects, including the arts/intersection exhibition, and a Jane Bruce lecture/exhibition.
  • https://www.catoledo.org/copy-of-schedule
  • Giles Bettison Solo Show at Tansey Contemporary, Denver

  • The exhibition will feature new works of Bettison’s signature murrini vessels including pieces created in collaboration with emerging glass artist Devon Augusta as well as a retrospective of works dating from 2006.
  • September 21 – October 20, 2019
  • Opening event Saturday, September 21, 2019 3 – 5 pm
  • [email protected]
  • Museum of Glass Slates Upcoming Artists

  • The following artists are scheduled at the Museum of Glass:
  • Iittala Masters: October 4 – 6, 2019
  • Michael Schunke: October 9 – 13, 2019
  • Ned Cantrell: October 16 – 20, 2019
  • [email protected]
  • The Tom and Pat McGlauchlin Youth Arts Fund

  • In June 2012, Pat McGlauchlin donated the proceeds from the sale of a selection of glass artworks by her late husband, Tom McGlauchlin, to establish the Tom & Pat McGlauchlin Youth Arts Fund. Held at the Toledo Community Foundation, the fund honors Tom’s commitment to training artists of the future.
  • Donors interested in any of the above funds may contact Jennifer Jarrett, Deputy Director of the The Arts Commission, via email, or phone at (419) 254-2787 ext 1012, for more information. Donors may also contact a Philanthropic Services Officer at the Toledo Community Foundation directly to make a contribution.
  • www.toledocf.org, (419) 241-5049.