Demystifying Public Art – Online presentation by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass

Artists Erwin Timmers & Michael Janis will present an online ‘zoom’ presentation that will be part of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Online Education in Art Series – “Demystifying Public Art.”

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Public art created by artists of the Washington Glass Studio both enrich and celebrate diverse communities. Successful projects include – The Monumental Doors for the Library of Congress, Laurel Library, the Washington DC Gateway Arch, and the West Palm Beach International Airport.
Michael Janis and Erwin Timmers will discuss how they navigate the complex processes from finding the projects to their ultimate creation and installation.

On Tuesday, September 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, AACG starts their Online Education Series called “FIRED UP” - click on the link to register for the free event:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucemupz4jE9xI6GbpH6qoSHz7-iWuztOT?fbclid=IwAR0A-NoKAxTtkf6k12vBHvukn8IlUFRaY5uTfj97pj5yBBaA3-bsCO0abDc

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

The Alliance informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private collections, and public seminars.

UNBREAKABLE: Women in Glass

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This Friday, Sept 4th at 3pm EST – Facebook group “21st Century Glass Conversations” page with the support of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass will be hosting an international zoom walk through of the new Glasstress edition, UNBREAKABLE: Women in Glass

Time: Sep 4, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join free Zoom Meeting by clicking link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87395514631?pwd=dWhqTk5VRzFnVHJ2dU1TUWw4aXJ0UT09

This show truly marks the firm establishment of 21st century glass in so many ways. The curator of the show, Koen Vanmechelen will be showing us highlights of the show in the beautiful setting of an older factory in Murano, now the space of Berengo Studios and Glasstress.

The “Women In Glass ” show is the perfect counter-point to the “Venice and American Studio Glass” show at Le Stanza Del Vetro happening at the same time. One, revering the past and one showing a new present day possibility while predicting the future. Both together symbolize the full world of glass
This show include such well known US artists as Karen LaMonte, Joyce Scott and Judy Chicago, but also women artists from around the world working in glass. Some of the international artistist include Prune Nourry, Liliana Moro, Renate Bertlmann and Monica Bonvicini. New, perhaps, to American viewers, but hugely famous in their own countries and internationally.
This marks a rare moment in history, where because of Covid, we will get the chance to see the show from our own homes the day before it opens.

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Art Alliance For Contemporary Glass Youtubes Michael Janis

AACG Webinar with Michael Janis is on the YouTube!

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The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.
The Alliance informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private collections, and public seminars.

The AACG connects glass to the world via a number of multi-media platforms – including video webinars hosted on YouTube, most recently having WGS Co-Director Michael Janis explaining his sgraffito process and how the glass powder technique forms the basis for his work.

Artist Michael Janis' process where creates detailed glass imagery with frit powder is the subject of the AACG online YouTube webinar.

Artist Michael Janis’ process where creates detailed glass imagery with frit powder is the subject of the AACG online YouTube webinar.

Click HERE to jump to AACG webinar on glass powder drawings. Better yet – subscribe to the AACG YouTube page and see all the new videos!

Michael Janis gives the thumbs up to AACG's YouTube series!

Michael Janis gives the thumbs up to AACG’s YouTube series!

Class In Glass @ Goucher College

Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.

Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.

Howard Cohen – an Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Board member- presented a lecture series at Goucher College in Townson MD. The students in the class focused on the works of artist Dale Chihuly in the first lecture of the series.

Howard Cohen presents the history and works of artist Dale Chihuly at Goucher College.

Howard Cohen presents the history and works of artist Dale Chihuly at Goucher College.

The secont part of the Glass Class series focused on the works and history of artist Michael Janis.

Artist Michael Janis talks about his work and how the art world is changing.

Artist Michael Janis talks about his work and how the art world is changing.

Michael Janis' background as a glass artist proved to be fascinating to the audience.

Michael Janis’ background as a glass artist proved to be fascinating to the audience.

The class ended with the students seeking more information about glass and glass exhiitions. Many wanted to schedule a tour of the Washington Glass School and Studio in the fall – will post if theis comes to pass!

Glass Art Magazine Profiles Audrey Wilson

Our Audrey Wilson is an unstoppable force of nature! The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) had awarded her with their Visionary Scholarship - with it, she has gone to Penland for intensive workshops. Glass Art Magazine also features our Audrey Wilson with a great profile in the July/August issue!

Congrats Audrey – your work merits all the attention and awards!

Glass Art Magazine features Audrey Wilson in the July/August issue

Glass Art Magazine features Audrey Wilson in the July/August issue

AACG Awards Cheryl Derricotte “Visionary Scholarship”

Artist/Author Cheryl Derricotte awarded AACG Visionary scholarship.

Artist/Author Cheryl Derricotte awarded AACG Visionary scholarship.

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) awarded Cheryl Patrice Derricotte the AACG Visionary scholarship to Penland School of Crafts. Cheryl is from Washington, DC, and was one of the Washington Glass School’s inaugural Artist-In-Resident program participants.

Cheryl  Derricotte, La Negresse, 2014, glass

Cheryl Derricotte, La Negresse, 2014, glass

Cheryl holds the Master of Fine Arts, (MFA), from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) (2015), a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University (1989) and a BA in Urban Affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University (1987).Cheryl recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and lives in Oakland, CA.

Cheryl Derricotte, "Oil and Water" 2014, glass

Cheryl Derricotte, “Oil and Water” 2014, glass

Cheryl also writes nonfiction and is the author of the book Being the Grown-Up, Taking Care of Someone with a Terminal Illness. Her next book is about managing life changes and is scheduled to come out in the next year or two.

Michael Janis @ Arizona & New Mexico AACG

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Michael Janis enchants the crowd that assembled at Winterowd Gallery in Santa Fe.

 

Professor Michael Janis was out west this past week, speaking to the Arizona Glass Alliance in Scottsdale, AZ and in Santa Fe, NM, he presented to the Glass Alliance New Mexico.

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The Glass Alliance Maestro program brings collectors, artists, students and galleries together.

The audiences loved how he explained the process of drawing with crushed glass powder (frit) and how the imagery was layered in his process. The visit to the Southwest was an exciting trip for our Maestro Janis!

AACG Starts Year Off Right: Features Michael Janis

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The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) names Michael Janis as its “Artist-of-the-Month“. 

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

Who knew the flavor of the month would be vanilla?

AACG members are primarily collectors of contemporary glass, mostly from North America but also from Europe, Australia and New Zealand, among other international locales. AACG members also include art galleries, artists, schools and museums. Membership is open to anyone interested in contemporary glass. AACG awards grants annually to arts organizations in support of specific educational purposes.

AACG co-sponsors the biennial event, GlassWeekend, with the Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center—a weekend of glass where artists, collectors and galleries are present for a program that includes hot shop demonstrations, exhibitions, lectures, and social events. Proceeds of the event support the fellowship program of the Creative Glass Center of America and the educational programs of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Glass Weekend 2013 will be at the Wheaton Arts Center in Millville, NJ, from June 7 -9, 2013.

AACG Tours Washington Glass School

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The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) held its annual tour weekend in Washington, DC. The AACG is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. The Alliance informs the public, including collectors, critics and curators, by encouraging and supporting museum and art center glass exhibitions and public programs and regional collector groups.

The glass lover group hit the ground running early with visits to area collectors homes; a VIP tour of the Renwick Gallery; a VIP tour of the Kreeger Museum; a special progressive dinner at the Gateway Arts District ‘On the Tracks’ complex featuring the Washington Glass School and Flux Studios.

The Glass School and Flux Studios hosted a huge barbeque for the crowd – where the making of the food was part of the entertainment.

This ain’t no Weber ‘Smokey Joe’ – this is hardcore.

The approx 50-60 strong group of collectors are welcomed to Washington Glass School.

Erwin Timmers’ new works were a favorite of the group.

The tour continued with a brunch at Maurine Littleton Gallery in Georgetown on Sunday.

GlassWeekend 2011

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Tim Tate‘s video reliquaries on exhibit.

The international biennial glass symposium – GlassWeekend – was just held at Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey – home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass.

The biennial event brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and social events.

Seven artists were chosen as “RISING STARS”, featured at GlassWeekend. The title of “Rising Star” indicates that these are the artists that the glass organizations believe to be the future of the medium.

Our Michael Janis was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and the Creative Glass Center of America.

“Rising Star” artist Michael Janis at Maurine Littleton Gallery space. Photo: Linda Greene – AACG

Maurine Littleton Gallery space at GlassWeekend.

Allegra Marquart, Kari Russell-Pool & Paul Stankard take a break in the woods.

Allegra Marquart‘s work at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

The exhibition is a great snapshot on the direction the studio art glass movement is heading. The movement will hit the 50 years mark next year, and it is interesting to note that of the 16 “Rising Stars” named in the past two biennials, only 2 of them are traditional glass blowers, 1 is a ladle caster and the rest are warm glass artists. Does this mean that the glass world is finally giving kilnforming its props? One hopes!

Sibylle Peretti‘s work at Heller Gallery.

Mielle Riggie‘s (another Rising Star) kilncast dresses at Morgan Contemporary Glass

“Rising Star” artists discuss the medium during a panel discussion. L-R Michael Janis, Julius Weiland & Sungsoo Kim. Photo: Linda Greene – AACG

Kari Russell-Pool discussing her torchwork artwork in Duane Reed Gallery’s space.

Click HERE to jump to some more photos of the artwork on exhibit at GlassWeekend 2011.

The Atlantic City press has a nice mention of the events – click HERE to jump to the article.