Nice Rack


Patrick Truby with his bicycle rack design. Photo by Laura Wallach

Artist Patrick Truby was one of the designers of a unique bike rack that was recently installed in downtown Washington, DC to promote alternative and healthy transportation. Titled “Exploration”, the work is located at 17th and M St NW, outside of the the National Geographic Museum. The rack features stylized mountains, water, the sun and the moon. Unveiling the new fixture was Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Susan Norton, National Geographic Museum Director Susan Norton, Brookfield Properties Senior Vice President Greg Moyer and co-designer, National Geographic Museum Art Director, Alan Parente.

Patrick’s mixed media glass sculpture is one of the works at Gallery 555‘s show of sculptural work by students of the Washington Glass School, currently on exhibit thru June 30, 2011.

The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Student Sculpture Exhibit
Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW Lobby, Washington DC 20004
202-393-1409 or 240-447-6071

Cast glass and steel sculpture by Patrick Truby.

Congratulations Patrick & Alan!

Oh by the way – in case anyone wonders about how secure a “cool bike rack design” is –

each rack has (4) 6” anchor bolts in the concrete and has one tamper-proof bolt. Someone who passes the rack on the way to work each morning says that it has been filled everyday.

The Party Was A Blast!

>This weekend, the Washington Glass School celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a big birthday bash held at Long View Gallery, where the exhibit Artists of the Washington Glass School: The First Ten Years was held. The critically acclaimed show had sold very well – much to the delight of both the gallery and the artists! Altho the Long View Gallery show is over – there still is time to catch work by the students of the Washington Glass School – over at Gallery 555dc on exhibit until the end of June.

A big thanks to our artists, students, instructors, family, friends, supporters, aficionados – we all appreciate the love and support that allowed us to reach this milestone! Washington Glass School

Anne Plant describes her work.

Absorbed in the works.

Awesome Washington Glass School cake by theatrical designer Marie Schneggenburger.

Tim Tate lights the 10 birthday candles.

Directors Erwin Timmers, Tim Tate and Michael Janis lead the cheering and singing.

Blowing out the candles.

Altho this show is over :(

There will be more events and fun coming up, as the Washington Glass School moves on to the Next Ten Years.

It was a fun party..sigh…