WGS Hosts Arizona Glass Alliance

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Director Tim Tate welcomes visiting members of the Arizona Glass Alliance to the Washington Glass School.

The Arizona Glass Alliance – part of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass - brought a busload of collectors, artists, and glass aficionados to Washington, DC this past week. The glass group visited notable local collections, Maurine Littleton Gallery and wound up their tour of the Nation’s Capitol with dinner and a show at the Washington Glass School.

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Flux Studio’s Novie Trump describes what delights await the collectors as they continue their visit to the next door studio.

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Sean Hennessey’s new works are spectacular!

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Nadine Saylor poses in front of her works on exhibit.

The night was further enhanced with a strolling ukelele troubadour wandering thru the exhibit playing, and an all seeing psychic “Madame Raya” foretold the future for all visitors.

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The future looks bright – especially in front of a work by Sean Hennessey! Well done, Madame Raya!

Glass artist and photographer Josh Hershman shows his kiln cast glass cameras, and integrated the visiting AZ crew and the artists showing into a new artwork.

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Joshua Hershman’s cast glass cameras.

Josh used his glass camera as the lens for photo images he created using hand-held lighting. The camera and light creates a surreal, bizarre and haunting image of his subjects.

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Josh Hershman preps his model at the Glass School darkroom.

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Joshua Hershman’s evocative photo images will ultimately be printed on glass.

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ArtDC Showcases DC GlassWorks

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David D’Orio. Photo Courtesy artDC gallery.

Artdc Gallery features artists from our sister glass studio - DC GlassWorks –  in great show, now thru Aug 18. 

Joseph Corcoran. Photo Courtesy artDC gallery.
The exhibit, entitled Glass 2012, showcases 10 artists curated by Joseph Corcoran, whose work at this year’s Artomatic art fair was one of the show’s many highlights.  Dave D’Orio’s work is also featured in the Artdc exhibit, and his work at Artomatic received the James Renwick Alliance “Award of Excellence“, and further enhanced the profile of the DC area glass art scene.  The full list of artists can be found on Artdc’s website.  The exhibit will remain on display until Aug. 18. 

The Artdc Gallery is located in the Lustine Center at 5710 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville, MD.

Penland School of Craft Seeks Glass Shop Coordinator

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The famed Penland School of Craft in NC is seeking a Glass Studio Coordinator. Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 15 teaching studios and 50 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 63. Penland operates with a $5.2 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $4.2 million. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer.

The Glass Studio Coordinator is responsible for keeping two studios in good working order and preparing for each class or activity scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence the Coordinator sets the tone for all classes by successfully communicating with instructors and studio assistants to insure the smooth operations of class supply ordering, studio setup, studio safety and general operations of the studio. Adaptability, analysis, attention to detail, collaboration, personal impact, dependability, safety awareness, organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central to this position. This is a technical, administrative, and services-oriented position. The Glass Studio coordinator reports directly to the Studio Manager. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, year-round, hourly position.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by May 7, 2010. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position, personal contact information and email contact information for at least 3 references to Simone Travisano, Studio Manager, Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37, Penland, NC 28765 or simonetravisano@penland.org

Full job description at penland.org.