Ben & Giselle Huberman = American Style

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The Fall 2012 issue of American Style Magazine features DC contemporary art collectors Ben and Giselle Huberman.

The new Fall issue of American Style Magazine is now out, and one of the feature stories is about Giselle and Ben Huberman and their amazing contemporary art collection that showcases their support of area artists.

Ben & Giselle Huberman have been strong supporters of artists of the Washington Glass School, including Erwin Timmers, Chris Shea, Michael Janis, Sean Hennessey and Tim Tate.
The American Style photo of the Huberman’s Potomac, MD residence shows Michael Janis’ glass sgraffito panel “Cubans Dreaming of Liberty
Giselle and Ben Huberman. Giselle is the president-elect of the James Renwick Alliance.

Within the article (written by Marilyn Millstone with photos by Timothy Jacobsen) are references and glimpses of work by Chris Shea, Michael Janis, Sean Hennessey.
Tim Tate’s “Ode to Joy” has a detailed description. In the mixed media sculpture, cast glass hands spell out in sign language the words to “Ode to Joy” in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A video of a tenor singing Beethoven’s work is inside the domed glass, but without sound – which is how Beethoven would have experienced the song – as he became deaf.

The article has a detailed sidebar about Tim Tate’s “Ode to Joy” sculpture (photo below by anythingphoto.net).

Tim Tate “Ode to Joy” blown & cast glass, original video, electronics

A video of a tenor singing Beethoven’s work is inside the domed glass, but without sound – which is how Beethoven would have experienced the song – as he became deaf. An interesting note – the tenor featured within Tim Tate’s work is artist Sean Hennessey. Besides being a glass/concrete mixed media sculptor, with work in the Huberman’s collection, Sean is an accomplished tenor. Below is the video of Sean singing that is incorporated into the sculpture. Have a look for the magazine at the newstands now!


Untitled from Tim Tate on Vimeo.

Wendy Rosen Wins US House Dem Primary!

>Congrats to Wendy Rosen As She Wins US House Democrat Nomination for Maryland’s 1st District!

Wendy Rosen at the Washington Glass School with a tour group from the World Craft Council in 2011. The North American branch of the World Crafts Council (WCCNA) along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America sent representatives here to participate in the business seminars held as part of the Buyers Market of American Craft that was held at Baltimore’s Convention Center in 2011.


In a tight primary race, US House candidate Wendy Rosen led
opponent John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots. The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Wendy Rosen advocates the “Made in America” movement. For 30 years she has advocated American Made products. Through her company, The Rosen Group, and The American Made Alliance, her writings, interviews and workshops have fueled consumer interest and political awareness of American-made products.

Wendy Rosen’s company, The Rosen Group was founded in 1981 and provides American artisans and producers with guidance in starting and growing their micro-enterprise businesses from a local to a national and international marketplace. Each year The Rosen Group produces the only trade show in the country devoted to American Made products, The Buyer’s Market.

The Arts Business Institute was founded by Wendy in 2004. ABI’s mission is to partner with guilds, vocational schools and university art programs to educate artists about sustainable and practical business practices for creative entrepreneurs. More than 6,000 artists have been trained in dozens of workshops throughout the US and Canada.

Wendy is the publisher of AmericanStyle magazine and Niche Magazine – that features fine craft, art festivals, gallery shows and museum events.

Way back in 2006, American Style Magazine writer Lee Lawrence wrote a fascinating article about the Washington Glass School artists – “Filling Glass With Meaning

Click HERE to jump to Lee Lawrence’s article.

Click HERE to jump to Baltimore Sun news article about the US House results.

Click Here to jump to Wendy Rosen for Congress site.

American Style Magazine – Fred & Susan Sanders’ Collection

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The latest edition - Issue #74 – of American Style Magazine is soon to hit the newstands (subscriber issues are already out!).
In the winter issue is a great story by Lee Lawrence about the amazing collection of Fred & Susan Sanders of Brooklyn, New York.

Both Fred & Sue Sanders have had a lifelong love of the arts, and Fred is the President of the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group and is on the Board of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn.

The article – written by Lee Lawrence & with photos by Stacy Bass – focuses on the exuberant and diverse collection of the Sanders and gives a great insight into the background of the collectors and how that informs the selection of the works that they live surround by.
Within their large collection are works by WGS artists Tim Tate and Michael Janis, and the magazine article gives a nod to some of those pieces.

A great view of a fantastic collection and of the Sanders beautiful New York place.


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