The 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.
GlassWeekend ’17 at WheatonArts
An International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass June 9, 10 + 11, 2017
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host GlassWeekend ’17, the signature biennial event devoted to contemporary glass art.
GlassWeekend ’17 promises to bring together an international array of acclaimed artists, collectors, gallery dealers, and museum curators for exhibits, demonstrations and lectures. Since the first GlassWeekend in 1985, significant dealers of contemporary art glass have been continuously involved.
Click HERE for event schedule.
Adding to the excitement will be the featured artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Matthew Szösz, and Lucio Bubacco.
1000 Village Dr, Millville, NJ
Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibit
June 2 – August 6
Opening Reception on Friday, June 9
For more than 40 years, LGBTQ+ identifying people have gathered in the month of June to commemorate their struggles, celebrate their identities, and advocate for their communities. What we now call “LGBT Pride Month”or simply “Pride” is a worldwide phenomenon that reminds us that the freedom to live our truth is necessary for a liberated society.
Derealization by Joshua Hershman
Philadelphia’s National Liberty Museum hosts the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these glass artists.Titled “Transparency” the exhibit is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these glass artists.
We Rose Up By Tim Tate
“Transparency” will feature works by Nancy Callan, Joseph Cavalieri, Pearl Dick, Sarah Gilbert, Kim Harty, Joshua Hershman, Eric Hess, Niki Hildebrand, Carmichael Jones, Drew Mattei, Amanda Nardone, Ronnie Phillips, Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles, Brandon Robinson, Joe Sircoulomb, Tim Tate, Wes Valdez, Jeff Zimmer, and Walter Zimmerman.
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Washington Glass School co-founder Tim Tate was invited by Glenn Adamson, senior scholar at Yale, to speak at a symposium at Yale University. Tim talked about his work, as well as artists Roberto Lugo and Stephanie Syjuco.
Glen Adamson gives a synopsis of the symposium at Yale.
The symposium was titled Objects of Dispute: Material Culture and the Yale University held the panel discussion on May 15th, 2017
From the Yale outline on the event: “One of the phrases uses constantly in the of current political discussion is the term “post truth,” which implies we have entered a period in which rhetoric overwhelms or obscures reality. At a time of extreme divisiveness in American culture, what can the study of historical artifacts offer? If every object is a fact in the world, perhaps artifacts have a role in anchoring discourse to reality? The close study of objects – the cultivation of material intelligence as a necessary aspect of scholarship – often provides insights into the past as well as embodiments of present-day debates. Can the engagement of an object in the past and in the present shed light on both contexts?”
Artist Tim Tate talks about how objects differ from other types of evidence, when it comes to histories of ideology and belief.
Big Thank-You to all who came to the Washington Glass School’s and Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour this past weekend! A great time for everyone to see what has been cooking in the kilns!
Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.
Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.
Erwin Timmers’ work looked incredible!
There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!
The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!
This Saturday, May 13th, from Noon til 5, Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios! Above is a teaser collage of glass artwork now on exhibit! Over 100 participating studios, galleries, and other cultural venues offering a behind-the-scenes look into the area’s workshops and creative places – with an After-Party at Gateway Arts Center!
If you plan on spoiling Mom on Mother’s Day -whether she likes it or not, here are some gift ideas that will appeal to her. (Remember: Glass is always the Perfect Gift).
Come to the Gateway Arts District Open Studios on Saturday, May 13th from noon til 5 pm and interact with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios, during this annual event. Even better – bring Mom with you and make a day of it! Treat mom to some creative items that she’ll love. (Just be prepared to explain the artwork’s meaning, because — moms.)
The Washington Glass School will be celebrating our sweet 16th birthday this year – be sure to stop by and see works by the artists and instructors. Washington Glass School artists - with work as diverse as their backgrounds – work together because their unique visions have helped build a new direction for glass sculpture.
Tim Tate’s work was featured at Art Miami.
Michael Janis received the DC Mayor’s Arts Award 2016.
Erwin Timmers’ sculpture was part of a recent international exhibit.
Trish Kent’s glass was singled out as “most engaging” by Washington Post critic Mark Jenkins.
Veta Carney’s Pâte de verre sculptures charm everyone.
Supa-star Audrey Wilson knows what Mom likes.
Chip Montague has been busy!
2017 GATEWAY OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm
After Party, 5-8pm 39th Street Gallery & Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center
The James Renwick Alliance hosts artist
Helen Frederick at the Museum
Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:00 pm
Helen Frederick’s artwork explores the use of language and media in creating pulp prints, artists books and paintings.
As part of their Distinguished Artist Series, the JRA hosts artist Helen Frederick for a lecture in the Abramson Recital Hall (across from the AU Museum) on Sunday, May 21 from 2-3 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. No registration required. Frederick will lead a workshop on paper-making the day before, Saturday May 20 from 9:30 am – 12 pm. Advanced registration required. The JRA welcomes AU Museum Associate Level Members to register at their Member’s price.
Register Now or Learn More about the JRA series.
OPENING Saturday, May 27 | 7-10PM
On view May 28 – July 16
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
2017 GATEWAY OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm
Welcome to the DMV region’s largest-of-its-kind arts celebration and festival—Gateway Open Studios Tour. Come to the Washington Glass School and see what the artists and instructors have been working on!
Come to the Spring 2017 Gateway Open Studio where you’ll have behind-the-scenes access to studios, galleries, cultural centers, and performance spaces throughout the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County! Besides the Washington Glass School – other studios will be open, including Otis Street Arts Projects, White Point Studio, Jackson Jarvis Studios, Orange Door Studios, as well as the studios of Alonzo Davis, Robert Devers, Alec Simpson and more! 2017 marks Washington Glass School’s 16th birthday – and there will be lots to see!
Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass sculpture 2017. Photo by Pete Duvall