Exterior of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.

Tuesday July 21, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Announces Guest Curator

Filed under: Announcements, Museums, News

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery has announced that Patricia Deadman will serve as guest curator for the next year, while the gallery’s current curator Sheila McMath is on maternity leave. In her time as curator, Deadman will realize two exhibitions curated by McMath, and will also curate an exhibition of her own.  

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Friday July 17, 2015 | by Emily Ma-Luongo

“Delicate Matter” exhibition in Athlone, Ireland

Filed under: Exhibition, New Work, Opening

Through the end of August 2015, the Luan Gallery in Ireland is exhibiting "Delicate Matter," a show compiling the works of Karen Donnellan, Jennifer Hickey and Liz Nilsson joined together under the theme of "human existence," with each artist's series varying on a spectrum of elemental inspirations. A mix of glass, china sculpture and conceptual installations, the pieces share a spiritual and ethereal aesthetic, each medium exploring a different subject, focusing in the metaphysical, nature, and memory.

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Saturday July 11, 2015 | by Emily Ma-Luongo

OPENING: Exhibition presents a look back at pioneers of Louisville glass art scene

Set to open on August 7, 2015 is "502," an exhibition that aims to bring attention to the forerunners of the glass scene in Louisville, Kentucky. Taking place at the gallery of Flame Run, one of the five glass galleries that operate in the region, the show promises to be an homage to the people who first worked in their backyards and garages to produce hot and blown glass works. The exhibition will celebrate artists that paved the way for glass art in the community before it could be practiced through public access.

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Tom Patti will be the Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence at The Corning Museum of Glass for 2015 through 2016.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 | by Emily Ma-Luongo

Tom Patti awarded specialty glass residency at The Corning Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass has chosen Tom Patti for the 2015/16 Speciality Glass Artist-in-Residence, an award granted for a unique opporutnity to work with cutting-edge formulations of glass. The residency will allow the artist freedom to work in an industrial laboratory with the assistance of the museum's glassmakers, research scientists, and curators. Patti is the second selected artist in the invite-only program after Albert Paley. Beginning this month, the residency will take place in the research and design facility known as Sullivan Park, where Patti will have the opportunity to experiment with patented glass formulations from the Corning Archives, giving him the chance to further explore the medium. Known for his innovative techniques that push the physicality of glass, Patti will use the residency to further explore how temperature affects the material. Since his primary concern is to conduct research, he told the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet that he is going into the process without a specific creative agenda, but to simply further his knowledge of what glass is capable of doing.

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Navid Naito exhibition in the Vitrine of the Museum Nuutajärvi. Photo by Sarah Hulkkonen, courtesy of the Museum Nuutajärvi.

Tuesday June 30, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: Brooklyn-based artist David Naito in Finland museum exhibition

A new body of work from glass artist David Naito is now on view at the Design Museum Nuutajärvi in Finland, a historic museum adjacent to Finland’s oldest glass factory. The exhibition is one of Naito’s first international shows, and is his first show in Finland.

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Michael Petry, Bad Restorations, 2012. Image courtest of Michael Petry.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: “Michael Petry: A Twist in Time” at important U.K. art venue

The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex has announced that they will be housing a new exhibition of the work of multimedia artist Michael Petry. Opening on July 4th, Petry’s site-specific works will populate the historical Queen Anne townhouse section of the gallery, a space famous for housing an immense collection of 20th century British art. According the the press release of the exhibition, the large exhibition will “create a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration.”

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Anna Mlasowsky, Untitled Work. Made with pâte de verre process that utilizes 3D computer modeling to create basic shapes, which are laser cut and assembled.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Glass Art Society accepting submissions for 2015 technology grant

Applications are now being accepted for The Glass Art Society’s annual Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) research grant. The award goes to an artist or group of artists “exploring new materials, techniques, making methods, or applications of technology that will generally advance the field of art made with glass”, according to a press release issued by the artist organization..

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Several participating artists, alongside Deborah Harding, selecting their artifacts from the collection. Courtesy of Nathan J. Shaulis.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: New Pittsburgh exhibition mines ancient glass for inspiration and inquiry

New movements in art can be understood as conversations with contemporaries, as peers engage in aesthetic dialogues that can reshape the art world. A new project at the Pittsburgh Glass Center facilitated a related but contrasting conversation between contemporary glass artists and their long-departed precursors — the anonymous makers of ancient glass who created extraordinary glass objects two millennia ago, which are in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. An innovative partnership between two Pittsburgh organizations, the project resulted in an exhibition opening Friday, June 19th, entitled “Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery.”

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Jaroslova Brychtova, Stanislav Libensky's widow and longtime collaborator, pictured during the 2014 award ceremony in Prague.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 | by Andrew Page

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Stanislav Libenský Award invites recent grads to submit

The Prague Gallery of Czech Glass has announced a call for entries to the seventh Stanislav Libenský Award. Designed as an international juried exhibition for glass art, the award is open to recent grads of B.F.A. or M.F.A programs around the world, as long as they used glass as an element in their final thesis project.

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Lesley Pyke's work Wish You Were Here (2015) took the top prize.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

U.K. glass artist association announces winner of glass postcard competition

Earlier this week, The Contemporary Glass Society announced the winners of its annual glass art prize, which corresponded with the week-long International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, England. Artists were asked to submit postcard-sized works made predominantly of glass. Chosen from the more than 160 submissions received, artist Lesley Pyke was awarded first place, and Evy Cohen was awarded second place.     

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