Museum of Glass Exec Director Visits WGS

MOG @ WGS!

MOG @ WGS!

Deborah Lenk, Executive Director of the Museum of Glass (MOG) in Tacoma, Washington visited Washington Glass School last week. Ms Lenk is in the area as the MOG is looking to expand their education and programs to a national level and were meeting with some East Coast studios to see if creative networks can be formed.
After meeting with the WGS Directors, Ms Lenk toured WGS and met with the artists.

MOG Executive Director Deborah Lenk talks with WGS Co-Director Erwin Timmers about his environmental themes that are the basis for his cast glass sculptures.

MOG Executive Director Deborah Lenk talks with WGS Co-Director Erwin Timmers about his environmental themes that are the basis for his cast glass sculptures.

WGS Studio Coordinator Teri Bailey talks about her glass artwork installation with Deborah.

WGS Studio Coordinator Teri Bailey talks about her glass artwork installation with Deborah.

Tim Tate and Michael Janis describe the way the two artists collaborated on the new sculpture "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" that will debut next month at Habatat Prime exhibit in Chicago.

Tim Tate and Michael Janis describe the way the two artists collaborated on the new sculpture “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air” that will debut next month at Habatat Prime exhibit in Chicago.

William Warmus Lecture at the Museum of Glass

William Warmus speaking at Takoma’s Museum of Glass

Art Historian William Warmus had a fascinating lecture this past Saturday at the Takoma (Washington) Museum of Glass. His talk was titled “The True History of Glass?”.  In his talk, William touched on alternate histories of, and futures for, glass as an art form, concluding that we may sometimes need to forget the truth if we want to advance the art.  

Tim Tate and Glass Secessionism merits inclusion in the True History of Glass. The recording of the lecture is online – click HERE.

In his discussion, William talked about the condensed version of the American Studio Glass Movement, and some of the precursors to the accepted version of glass history. He also gave a shout out to Washington Glass School‘s Professor Tate, the “Glass Secessionism” discussions and the Washington Glass School in his museum talk.
To jump to the online recording of the lecture – click HERE.