Brits To Teach Yanks A Thing or Two (in the glass shop!)

As part of the International Glass + Clay exhibit that runs from March 1, 2013 through March 22, 2013, a day of free demonstrations of amazing techniques utilized by the visiting artists will be held at the Washington Glass School and at DC GlassWorks Studio.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 11:00 AM – at Washington Glass School

UK based artists Criss Chaney and Robyn Townsend will demonstrate using metal wire and sheet inclusions into cast glass, and painting a layer of metal powders onto the inside mould surface. They will also demonstrate cold techniques for applying metals to a finished piece of glass, and options for patination using common household chemicals.

RSVP for the free WGS event to: washglassschool@aol.com – put “metal inclusion” in the subject line. Click HERE to register online.

Later the same day

starting at 2:00 PM at DC GlassWorks (just down the road in nearby Hyattsville) UK glass artists Roger Tye, Phil Vickery and Colin Rennie will be demo-ing their glassblowing techniques.  These Sunderland artists are extremely accomplished glass makers and their demos are always a highpoint.

Phil Vickery & Roger Tye demo at DC Glassworks in 2009

RSVP for the free DC hotshop demo to washglassschool@aol.com – put “hotshop” in the subject line. Click HERE to register online.

What could go wrong?

The loverly accents alone will make the demos like a trip overseas! Its as if Downton Abbey came to Mount Rainier!

Bourgeon Book Launch

The arts magazine Bourgeon has published hundreds of articles by artists about their work since 2005. All of the articles document the artwork and personal and artistic journeys of the authors as professional artists. is an anthology of contemporary art written by the artists themselves.
Bourgeon: Fifty Artists Write About Their Work  is an anthology of contemporary art written by the artists themselvespublished by the non-profit Day Eight.

The book signing was last night at the Art Club of DC – here are some snaps at the opening:

 
Editor Robert Bettmann talks to the audience at the book signing.
Artist Jessica Beels (center) at the reception.
Artist Tim Tate and Donovan Lessard at the DC Arts Club.

Artomatic Picks F. Lennox Campello!

Artomatic presents: F. Lennox Campello Selects – A curated show of artists selected by artist, writer and art critic, Lenny Campello. Many of of the selected artists participated in the Artomatic Inaugural Ball last month.

Featured Artists Include: 

Bijan Machen

Carrie Hughes

Christ Lyngas

Cory Oberndorfer

David Camero

David D’Orio

Deborah Lash

Devin Symons

Erwin Timmers

John Grunwell

Joseph Merchlinsky

Kathryn Trillas

Larry Jones

Lindsey Routt

M. Helene Baribeau

Magda Johanna Gomez

Michael Janis

Monica de Gastyne

Nancy Donnelly

Natalia

Natalie Camou

Nicolas Zimbro

Paul Farley

Philip Yabut

Rania Hassan

Ric Garcia

Roger James

Russ McIntosh

Sardar

Sasha Sinclair

Sean Hennessey

Shanthi Chandrasekar

Stephanie Booth

  Tim Tate

  Zofie Lang


Exhibit from February 8th to February 22nd, 2013.

Opening reception February 13th – 6 to 8 pm (think Valentine’s!)

Pepco Edison Place Gallery address and hours:

702 8th Street, NW between G and H Streets

Open Tue Wed Thu Fri Noon – 4pm

Click HERE to jump to FB event page.

John Henderson at Georgetown’s Parish Gallery

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Parish Gallery Georgetown: “Through the Years” Group of Gallery Artists 

Over the past 21 years, The Parish Gallery have shown so many exciting and talented artist. This exhibition the gallery will be showing both mid-career and masters.
Washington Glass Studio artist John Henderson is one of the artists featured in show.

John began his artistic studies at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, at Harvard University, where he studied visual design and composition under the artist Albert Alcalay. His artistic journey has taken him through printmaking, water colors, stained glass, metal sculpture, and finally kilnformed glass. 

Through the Years
Feb 1 – 26, 2013
Parish Gallery, 1054 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 2007

Nancy Donnelly: Transmission at VisArts Common Ground Gallery

>Nancy Donnelly‘s exhibit of new works opens February 22 at VisArts Common Ground Gallery in Rockville, February 22 to March 24, 2013.
 

Nancy Donnelly’s kiln-shaped glass sculpture and wall reliefs send out a message of spaciousness and calm. Referencing natural forms in glass, glass enamel, steel, concrete and transparent color, her work operates near a whisper, but sparks memory, emotion and imagination.

Nancy Donnelly – fused glass, enamel

An Opening Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Friday, February 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Nancy Donnelly: Transmission

February 22 to March 24, 2013

Common Ground Gallery

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD  20850 

US/UK International Glass + Clay

>Opening March 1, 2013, Washington, DC will host to an international exhibit of glass and clay artwork – the third collaborative exhibitions between Washington, DC artists and artists from the Sister City, of Sunderland, England. A number of the UK artists will come to the opening and will be holding demonstrations – more to come in later posts as the dates are finalized.

The Brits are sure to be posh, shown here in front of the Sunderland glass studios.

The UK will be represented by artists Stephen Beardsell, Cris Chaney, Andrew Livingstone, James Maskrey, Inge Panneels, Megan Randall, Colin Rennie, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Midori Shinmura, Brian Thompson, Robyn Townsend, Margareth Troli, Roger Tye, Cate Watkinson, Philippa Whiteside, and Phil Vickery.

For the Americans, expect plenty of action and Tribbles.

The USA will be represented by artists Margaret Boozer, Nancy Donnelly, David D’Orio, Sean Hennessey, Jeff Herrity, Joe Hicks, Michael Janis, Ani Kasten, Tamara Laird, Laurel Lukaszewski, Syl Mathis, Allegra Marquart, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Novie Trump, Elizabeth Vorlicek and Audrey Wilson. 

It will be an interesting exercise to see if there are cultural differences visible in the works as they are exhibited side by side in Pepco’s Edison Gallery. I’ve noticed that a number of the UK Studio Glass artists works involve components that were created with the waterjet cutter that is at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland. Expat Jeffrey Sarmiento, one of the UK artists, gave a quick demo of their waterjet during our Fulbright Fellowship assignment in Sunderland this past March. Click HERE to jump to that post. The integration of digital technologies is transforming glassworking methodology as well the visual language of the artworks by overlapping the realms of applied art, design and craft. We will begin posting some “teaser” images of artwork – from both sides of the pond – in upcoming blogposts. The crates of artwork from the UK have been shipped and are on the way to Washington. Below is an image of the Sunderland artists as they packed. Customs has been notified.

Robyn Townsend will be one of the exhibiting UK glass artists that will be here in DC for the show opening. Hopefully, for Robin’s sake, airholes were in the crate cover.

“International Glass and Clay 2013.” Artomatic presents this international glass and clay exhibition, featuring work from DC area artists, as well as artists from Sunderland, England. At Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street (between G and H Street), March 1 through March 22, 2013.

Glass Comes to Duke Ellington

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Tim Tate discusses his imagery and references to students at Duke Ellington School

Tim Tate and Sean Hennessey were invited to speak to the visual arts students of  DC’s Duke Ellington School of Arts. The two talked about glass, the business of being an artist and about their work.

Sean Hennessey outlines his process and integration of electronic media into his cast glass panels.

The Visual Arts department offers a sequence of courses in drawing, two-dimensional concepts, painting, sculpture, photography, computer graphics design, and art history.  As they develop and progress, students may also choose elective courses in computer graphics, print-making, AP art studio, sculpting, and painting.  Students will begin assembling their best works into a portfolio in the 11th grade year as a record of production and to use in applications to art schools and universities.  

Tim Tate and Sean Hennessey with art teachers and the principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Upon returning, both Sean and Tim expressed how impressed they were of the artworks and the interest in artwork media by the students of Duke Ellington. Said Tim of the experience of working with the young students – “I’m not sure who was more inspired, Sean and I or them!”.

More interactions between Washington Glass School and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts are being planned.

Presentation about Penland School of Crafts at Washington Glass School

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Have you ever wanted to attend classes at Penland? Not sure what Penland is all about? Come join us for a discussion and power point presentation about one of the most beautiful and supportive artists communities on earth. Topics we will cover are :

~what classes they are offering

~best choices for your experience level

~upcoming scholarships and their application deadlines

~what is the Penland Experience all about

~why are so many artists committed and dedicated for life to help Penland succeed.

 

Please join us Saturday, Feb. 9th at 11:30am at the Washington Glass School for this labor of love. Few places have influenced the artist at the glass school and the artists of the Washington region as profoundly as Penland. If you are already a devotee, come join us and help spread the word about this unequaled opportunity for artists.

Where : Washington Glass School

                 3700 Otis St.

                 Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712   (2 blocks out of DC)

                 202-744-8222

When: Sat, Feb. 9th from 11:30 am to 12:30pm

DC GlassWorks Hosts Robin & Julia Rogers Demo + workshop

>Sculpture Demo and Weekend Workshop, January 25-27

“Crazy Hawk” Julia & Robin Rogers

The visiting artist duo kick things off with a glassblowing demonstration on Friday, January 25 at 8:00 pm.

The husband/wife team are based at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA, where both Robin and Julia teach, and Robin is the Glass Studio Technician.

The free demo is followed by a special weekend workshop for intermediate to advanced glassblowers--Beyond the Vessel: A Glass Sculpting Intensive.

Check DC GlassWorks website for more info on the class and demo.

Julia and Robin Rogers working at Chrysler Museum Hot Shop. Pouring the magic onto glass.


Also at DC GlassWorks this weekend: Build a Robot
On Saturday, January 26, make your own metal robot! You make a foam robot and the DC GlassWorks casting crew transforms it into aluminum.

DCGlassWorks is located at 5366 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD.