Tacoma Museum Of Glass Features A Talk on Queer Glass with Artist Tim Tate – July 8, 2021

Tim Tate “We Rose Up”, 2017, Cast objects, mirrors, and LED’s, 32 × 32 × 4 in.

In coordination with Pride month, Tacoma, Washington, Museum of Glass will host conversations with artists included in Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition on Thursdays from June 10 through mid July. Hosted by a MOG educator, each artist will be invited to show and discuss their featured work, followed by an opportunity for questions from the virtual audience. Thursday, July 8 at Noon PT (3pm ET) will feature WGS Co-Director Tim Tate.

Tim Tate, “The Moment” Aluminum, Mirrors, Quills , LEDs, 32 × 32 × 4 in

Tim Tate will be speaking as an artist about Queer Glass and its use in Craftivism with the Tacoma Museum of Glass on July 8th. As a survivor of the AIDS Pandemic and our current pandemic, he has made work on this topic for 35 years. In this talk he will connect the the two with his work over that time. Its a live Facebook talk, and free to anyone.

Tim Tate, “Justinian’s Oculus”, 2021 33 x 33 x 4 inches. Cast lead crystal

Tacoma Museum of Glass Livestream info: MOG Transparent Conversations

Link to Facebook live event: Transparent Conversations: Tim Tate

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Museum of Glass is a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to glass and glassmaking in the West Coast’s largest and most active museum glass studio. Now in its 18th year, MOG has established a reputation for hosting impactful and engaging artist residencies, organizing and exhibiting nationally traveling exhibitions, and creating unique programs for visitors, all while building a growing permanent collection chronicling the development of modern and contemporary glass.

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.