Spotlight on : Megan Van Wagoner


One of the artists featured in the Common Element show is Megan Van Wagoner. An Assistant Professor at Montgomery College, Megan works in a variety of media: primarily ceramics, metal and glass.Megan Van Wagoner’s cast glass on display at artDC Gallery

At this year’s Art-O-Matic, Megan was one of the critical and audience favorite artists showing at the huge artwork exposition, with her mixed media sculpture work titled “Comforts of Home”.

Comforts of Home – Artomatic 2009 installation. Glass, ceramic, cast aluminium

Megan has written about her work:

In my sculpture I capture moments in a narrative and express them as artifacts (or sometimes artifice). In many cases the narrative is autobiographical, but through the reduction of the story to a few simple objects I hope to make the narrative more universal and at the same time create an air of personal mystery.

Click HERE to jump to Megan’s website.

The Common Element exhibition preview

>artDC Gallery hosts the artists from the Washington Glass School and DC GlassWorks in a fantastic review of the styles and techniques of each educational institution. The artwork and sculptures in the show are amazing – here is a sneak peak:
one of Anne Plant’s fused window glass landscapes – ‘Blue Sky’
Joe Corcoran’s colorful ‘Give or Take’

One of Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass knots

Michael Janis’ sgraffitto ‘Dreaming of Salvation

Mixed media artist Sean Hennessey’s ‘The Path of the Boatman’

The opening reception is Saturday, August 15, 2009 4-6 pm

artDC Gallery / The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Upcoming Glass Sculpture Show : Artists of the Washington Glass School & DC GlassWorks

>ARTDC Gallery hosts sculptural glass work by artists of Washington Glass School and DC GlassWorks

An exhibit of glass artwork from artists of the Washington Glass School and DC GlassWorks are featured in a show that links the two DC-area glass institutions:The Common Element.

Hosted by the organization (in their new Hyattsville gallery at the Lustine Center), the collaborative spirit of the two studios is celebrated in this groundbreaking art show.

The Common Element: Glass and Sculpture

ARTDC Gallery
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
August 15- September 6, 2009

Reception August 15, 2009, 4-6 pm

Artists include: Patrick Burke, David Cook, Joe Corcoran, Cheryl P. Derricotte, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis, Steven Jones, Brendan Kager, Jennifer Lindstrom, David D’Orio, Anne Plant, Ragan Sheridan, Erwin Timmers, Megan Van Wagoner and Sue Weisenburger.