Posts Tagged ‘glass art’
Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell is back in the Hot Shop at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma this week working with the Hot Shop Team on a new series that pays homage to Tacoma’s history. In her research, Ingalena discovered that Nikolaus Dalin, a Swede, may have been the first white man to settle within the present city limits of Tacoma and built a water-powered sawmill in 1852. Klenell is assembling a new exhibition of glass tools and other objects representative of this story. This show will open in Sweden in June 2012.
Opening August 25 from 5-8pm at Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, are three exhibits: “Good Fences,” featuring the work of Dick Weiss; “The other side of the looking glass,” work by David Walters and “Facets of Light”, work by Shea Bajaj. All of the artists are award-winning and widely collected, but Weiss has the distinction of being in Dale Chihuly’s collection. Shown: by Dick Weiss.
Known for pushing the limits of glass, this week Paul Marioni will be demonstrating his skills in the Museum of Glass Hop Shop. He will be using casting and blowing techniques to create glass faces inspired by African tribes. Meet him at 2pm Sunday afternoon during the museum’s weekly conversation with the artist series.
John Miller returns to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma to make more giant goblets. While he’s here, one or two artists just may show up to work with him—Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz were here today. Some of the goblets he creates this week will be included in his upcoming exhibition at MOG, Gathering, opening in November. Meet Miller at 2pm on Sunday for a conversation with the artist in the Hot Shop.
Carmen Vetter’s “Fill” is on view at the Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100. Also showing is world-famed glass master Lino Tagliapietra in a show called “Voglio Ballare Tutta La Notte.” Both exhibits will be up through August 21. Shown: Carmen Vetter, Swale (detail), 2011
From July 20 – 24 Michael Schunke will be at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma to demonstrate his Venetian glass-blowing techniques learned at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he owns and operates Nine Irons Studios where he creates colorful custom works of glass inspired by historical Italian designs. A conversation with the artist is scheduled for July 24 at 2pm.
Renee Stout, a contemporary artist known for assemblage artworks dealing with her personal history and African American heritage, is the artist in residence from July 13 – 17 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. She looks to the belief systems of African peoples and their descendants as well as to the world and her immediate environment for inspiration to create works using paint, mixed media, sculpture and photography.
Richard Royal, visiting artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma from July 6 – 10, has been an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School since 1988 and has worked on the glassblowing teams of Dale Chihuly and Benjamin Moore. A conversation with the artist is slated for July 10 at 2pm.
Comprising more than 40 glass punctuation marks, proofreading symbols and musical n “Parenthetically Speaking: It’s Only a Figure of Speech,” opens at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma on July 2 and continues through April 29, 2012. The exhibition is a new collection of work by San Francisco-based artist Mildred Howard who began working on the series while she was an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School in 2010. Her inspiration came from At the End, a poem by Howard’s friend and Peabody Award winner Quincy Troupe. Both the poem and the exhibition reference punctuation as a metaphor for the passage of time. “Life is a series of questions,” comments Howard. “As soon as you answer one, you’re on to the next.” Photo by Duncan Price, Piece by Mildred Howard
Albert Paley and Martin Blank are back in the Hot Shop at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma for a second week of collaboration from now through Sunday. Albert Paley has been an active metal artist for over 30 years and was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. Joining Albert is renowned glass sculptor Martin Blank, creator of Fluent Steps. Together the two will translate a selection of Albert’s designs into glass.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma welcomes the return of Lino Tagliepietra to the Hot Shop to kick off the 2011 Visiting Artist Summer Series. Considered "the world’s greatest living glassblower" by many, Lino will make some of his most challenging and exquisite series that demonstrate his masterful glassmaking techniques. Stop by and see the maestro at work from June 6 through 10. NOTE: The Museum will open early, at 9am, for this residency and Lino will work until 3pm. Flameworker Keiko will demonstrate the art of bead making in the Grand Hall from 3 to 5pm.
“Contents of Dream” a new show featuring the work of Preston Singletary, opens today, March 5, from 4-7pm at Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 East Dock Street. In the early 1990’s, the artist began to experiment with transferring Tlingit designs, traditionally carved in wood, to the medium of glass. He has been the recipient of many awards, has an extensive following among corporate as well as private collectors and has also been honored with exhibitions in several museums. The show runs through April 17. Shown: Where the Soul Resides.
From December 15 through 19 the Museum of Glass will host renowned sculptors Albert Paley and Martin Blank for a collaboration in the Hot Shop. Paley will also give a talk and presentation on Sunday at 2pm. Together the two will translate a selection of Paley’s designs into glass. On Saturday and Sunday, Paley will continue his project with the assistance of the MOG Hot Shop Team.