Norfolk, Chrysler Museum and Chrysler Glass Studio Host Glass Art Society International Conference

norfolk GAS conferenceThe Glass Art Society (GAS) will hold their 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance at Norfolk, VA’s Chrysler Museum of Art and its Perry Glass Studio. From June 1–3, 2017, attendees will experience technical glass demonstrations on various glass processes and topics; lectures on science and art; and special events such as a local gallery hop, goblet grab, international student exhibition, and live and silent auction. Participants will also witness one of the Studio’s most exciting features, its groundbreaking theatrical glass performances, for which the Studio is quickly establishing a national reputation.

“We are thrilled to have selected Norfolk for the first time as our host city for the 2017 GAS conference,” said Pamela Koss, Glass Art Society Executive Director. “Artists from across the country and around the world will be introduced to the expansive glass collection of the Chrysler Museum and discover the state-of-the-art Perry Glass Studio.”

Both the Museum and the Glass Studio also serve as an anchor for Norfolk’s blossoming arts district. New Energy of Norfolk, or NEON. A number of arts venues in Norfolk and adjacent city of Portsmouth will feature exhibits of glass artwork, including Glass Wheel Studio and  The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, the latter featuring an incredible showcase of works by artists of the Washington Glass School and Virginia Glass Guild.

The 2017 GAS conference is co-chaired by Diane Wright, the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass; Charlotte Potter; and community volunteers Virginia Hitch and Colin McKinnon.

“The Chrysler Museum of Art is extremely pleased to host the 2017 Glass Art Society conference,” Wright said. “We are eager to welcome so many artists working in the field of glass to Norfolk, a community with a tremendous passion for supporting the arts, especially glass. For this conference we invite the international glass community to explore the deep history that glass has to offer, as well as to highlight some of the future movements in the field.”

For more info about the 2017 Norfolk Conference – click HERE.

About the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

GAS Member Juried Exhibition Opens at Norfolks’ Glass Wheel Studio

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OPENING Saturday, May 27 | 7-10PM
On view May 28 – July 16
FREE ADMISSION

The opening celebration of the 2017 Glass Art Society (GAS) Member Juried Exhibition is set for May 27th. This exhibition will be a highlight of the 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance. The GAS Member Juried Exhibition is designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of work created in glass by Glass Art Society members.

Featuring Works by:
James Akers | Julie Alland | Barbara Atkinson | Nisha Bansil | Emily Bartelt | Megan Biddle | Conrad Bishop | Jen Blazina | Kate Clements | Shaun Conroy | Jenny Crescuillo | Scott Darlington | Jerre Davidson Glass | Jonathan Davis | Cheryl Patrice Derricotte | Courtney Dodd | Karen Donnellan | Davin Ebanks | Jean M. Fernandes | Morgan Gilbreath | Jack Gramann | Jennifer Halvorson | Mollie Marie Hansen | Ji Huang | Krista Israel | Robert Mickelsen | Kathleen Mitchell | Sharyn O’Mara | Clare Peters Art Glass | Suzy Peterson | Spencer Pittenger and Gina Zetts | Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles | Quade Leana | Lisa Beth Robinson and Kristin Thielking | Liesl Schubel| Maia Stern | Susan Taylor Glasgow and Janis Miltenberger | Louis Thompson and Hanne Enemark | Nancy Weisser | Amy Whittingham Glass | Benjamin Watkins Wright

GAS Member Juried Exhibition Glass Wheel Studio, 128 W Olney Rd, Norfolk 23510

WGS & Virginia Glass Guild Collaborative Show @ Glass Art Society 2017 Conference

Washington Glass School and Virginia Glass Guild Collaborate for GAS Conference Exhibit

Washington Glass School and Virginia Glass Guild Collaborate for 2017 GAS Conference Exhibit in Norfolk, VA.

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage excellence and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. GAS selected Norfolk, VA’s Chrysler Museum 

The Chrysler Museum of Art Perry Glass Studio in Norfolk, VA.

The Chrysler Museum of Art Perry Glass Studio in Norfolk, VA.

of Art and its Perry Glass Studio as host for the 46th annual conference in 2017.

Tying into the creativity that is part of the GAS conference, artists of the Washington Glass School and the Virginia Glass Guild are creating a joint exhibit at the nearby Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (March 3- June 4, 2017)

Titled “EMBRACING NARRATIVE:  Artwork of the Washington Glass School and the Virginia Glass Guild”, the show will feature works by members of the Virginia Glass Guild and directors and studio artists at the Washington Glass School (WGS). 

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Portsmouth Art Cultural Center

Featured WGS artists include directors Michael Janis, Tim Tate, and Erwin Timmers, and studio artists Audrey Wilson, Diane Cabe, Sean Hennessey,  Allegra Marquart, Syl Mathis, Elizabeth Mears, Debra Ruzinsky, Nancy Weisser, Erin Antognoli, Steve Durow, Jennifer Lindstrom, Sherry Selevan, and Jeff Zimmer.

Embracing Narrative: Artwork of the Washington Glass School and the Virginia Glass Guild

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

March 3 – June 4, 2017

Norfolk’s OK SPARK Gallery Showcases Narrative Glass Art

Norfolk, VA’s  Okay Spark Gallery will be hosting an exhibit of work by 5 artists from the Washington Glass School titled “DC Five – A Glass Narrative“ - from February 5th through March 6th, 2016. 

Glass artists are moving out of their disciplinary confines and now draw from multiple media and disciplines.  The exhibitions will examine the art of storytelling, personal experiences and social commentary through sculptural works in glass.  Artists from DC’s Washington Glass School (Audrey Wilson, Erwin Timmers, Tim Tate, Sean Hennessey and Michael Janis) have a conceptually derived focus to their works. The artists’ interests and practices occupy areas between disciplines and media – dissolving and redrawing the boundaries along the way.

Audrey Wilson‘s kilncast pâte de verre sculptures and multi-media works are metaphors evoking our endless manipulation of environment, our need for control, and our longing for a meaningful union with nature and the other, in a supreme balance of power and delicacy.

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Audrey Wilson, “Preparation of a Primary Beam in a Pure State”, kilncast glass, found objects. Photo by Pete Duvall.

Erwin Timmers is one of the DC area’s leading ‘eco-artists’. Recycling, waste, the environment and how they relate to society are recurring themes in his work. His works are made from recycled glass. 

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Erwin Timmers, kilnformed recycled glass sculptures. Photo by Pete Duvall

Tim Tate merges traditional craft with contemporary digital media, often working with electronics and video components.

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Tim Tate, “Beware the Marquis”, cast poly-vitro, video. Photo by Pete Duvall.

Sean Hennessey regards glass as ideal for layering dimensional images and text in works that translate ideas concerning human experience, history and space.

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Sean Hennessey, “Drink Me”, kiln cast bas-relief glass, LED.

Michael Janis tells his stories using delicate crushed glass powder manipulated and fired into glass panels. 

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Michael Janis, “Waiting for my Shadow to Fall Back to Earth” Kiln formed glass panel with glass powder imagery. Photo by Pete Duvall.

This diverse and eclectic exhibition at OK SPARK Gallery opens February 5, 2015. Click HERE for gallery website.

DC Five – A Glass Narrative

February 5th through March 6th, 2016, Opening reception Friday Feb 5th, from 6-8PM .

OKAY_SPARK_LogoOkay Spark Gallery 

801 Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 779-5784

Okay Spark is the only contemporary craft gallery in Norfolk, VA, and is located two blocks from The Chrysler Museum of Artnorfolk-va

Norfolk, Virginia is a pretty creative place. The city has a growing number of eclectic neighborhoods like the Norfolk Arts District and Ghent that are populated with art spaces and galleries like Okay Spark Gallery and the renowned Chrysler Museum of Art, a newly renovated, 220,000-square-foot attraction filled with European paintings, contemporary American art and a world-class glass art collection. 

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The DC5 doing their kiln mojo dance.

Set-Up @ Mayer Fine Art

>Final set-up for the glass art show at Mayer Fine Art in Norfolk, VA took place this Friday. Washington Glass School artists Syl Mathis, Michael Janis were joined by Greensboro, NC glass artist Avery Shaffer at the gallery in Norfolk, VA.
Liz Mears and Erwin Timmers had already installed earlier in the week
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Kay Janis unpacks the shipping crates.

Owner Sheila Giolitti and artist Avery Schaffer discuss placement of artwork.

The show looks amazing.

Washington Glass School in Norfolk

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Artists of the Washington Glass School are prominently featured in a new art show opening Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Mayer Fine Art in Norfolk, VA.

Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, Syl Mathis, Liz Mears and Tim Tate will be joined by Greensboro, NC glass artist Avery Shaffer in a glass-a-holic extravaganza!

Dialogues In Glass
Show dates March 28 – May 14, 2009
Mayer Fine Art
333 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
http://www.mayerfineartgallery.com/