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A glimpse into artists’ personal collections featured at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma through October
“Northwest Artists Collect,” on view through October at the Museum of Glass glimpses the personal art collations of seven Pacific Northwest glass artists. Items for the exhibition, both glass and non-glass, were chosen out of the artists’ personal collections to be displayed alongside an original work, providing a deeper understanding of the artists’ inspirations. Artists participating in the exhibition are: Martin Blank, Joseph Gregory Rossini, Richard Royal, Ginny Ruffed, Preston Singletary, Capp Thompson and Dick Weiss. Shown: Cappy Thompson. Searching for the Bodhisatta: A Spirit Canoe Carries My Soul toward the Divine Child of My Dream, 1996. Vitreous enamel reverse-painted on blown glass; 21" x 11 1/2". Collection of Cappy Thompson. Photo by Duncan Price.
Bertil Vallien is in the Hot Shop at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass through November 11. Known as Sweden’s master of glass sand casting, this appearance is a return performance.
Brackenwood Gallery, 320 First Street in Langley, presents their annual “Small Pleasures” show with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm. All pieces in the show, which continues through December, are under $500.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma opens “Ray Turner:Population,” an exhibition of portraits on glass portraying a broad cross-section of Americans, including some in the Tacoma community. The show runs through February 3.
Pottery Northwest , 226 First avenue N. in Seattle, is showing “UN-WEDGED 2012,” an exhibition of contemporary ceramics from 21 artists across the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. The opening reception is at 6pm.
Prographica fine works on paper, 3419 E. Denny Way in Seattle, opens “Equine, Bovine, Canine, Feline…,” in a reception from 2-4pm. The show includes work by David Brody, John Fadeff, Moira Hahn, Randy Hayes, Carolyn Krieg, Sherry Markovitz, Glenn Rudolph, Robert Schlegel, Fred Stonehouse, Peter Zokosky. Here’s a show that gives varied graphic form to animals in the modern world. Shown at the right: Peter Zokosky, Tapir and Snake.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is feeling nostalgic in November with featured painter David Ridgway, joined by painters Suzanne DeCuir and Frank Renlie along with ceramic sculptor Sue Roberts. These four artists pay tribute to thoughts of home-perhaps a childhood home, home away from home, dream home, or, home town. Home . . . in all its forms. The show runs through November 26 with an artist reception November 3 from 5:30-8pm. Shown at the left: No Sloop, No Dinghy by David Ridgway
Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, opens in a reception from 5-8pm with “Fire,” a new body of work by sculptor Peregrine O’Gormley who approaches the concept of fire holistically.
The Tacoma Art Museum, opens “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma,” an exhibition accompanied by loads of activities during the run of the show through February 10. The show exemplifies the nature of pop art made famous in Warhol’s art. One of the many activities surrounding the exhibition is a special New Year’s Eve bash, “Studio 54 at Tacoma Art Museum.” Go to the museum’s web site for information about the events. Shown: Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970. Screen print on paper 36 × 36 inches. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma is offering a unique opportunity to sponsor one of the artists for a Visiting Artist Residency in the Museum of Glass hot shop. Bidding for residency starts at $10,000. View the catalog and bid online at www.bidingforgood.com/museumofglasswa.com or contact MOG at 253.284.4708. Bidding ends tomorrow.
Opening July 14 at 7pm at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, is “Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra. The exhibition features 65 glass masterpieces — created during the past decade (2002-2012). The famed artist, now 77 years old, has become a cultural icon in the glass world and has earned the reputation as "the greatest living glassblower." While most of his peers retire long before age 77, he is still blowing his own glass. He has said, "I hope that people see the love, the love for the material, the love for the fire. For the art I try to be honest with myself. That’s all." The show runs through January 6.
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma presents “Scapes,” a new exhibition of work created by siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana and executed in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop during two Visiting Artist residencies in 2010. The exhibition will open in the Museum’s North Gallery on April 7 and remain on view through January 2013. The de Santillanas share an impressive pedigree in glass. They are the grandchildren of Paolo Venini (1895–1959), founder of Venini & Co. in Murano, Italy, and their father, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana (1931–1989), was director of Venini from 1959 to 1985 and designed for the firm. In addition to a venerable family history anchored in the traditions of glassmaking, both Laura and Alessandro are respected artists in the international Studio Glass movement and have enjoyed successful solo careers. Scapes marks their first artistic collaboration. Shown: Laura de Santillana , Meru (Blue), 2010. Photo by Russell Johnson and Jeff Curtis.
On Wednesday, January 11, Choripan by Asado will open as the new café at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Choripan is operated by X Group Restaurants and Catering, owner of popular Tacoma restaurants Asado, Masa and Engine House No. 9. X Group will also become the exclusive caterer for all special and private events hosted at the Museum.
Museum of Glass in Tacoma will open two exhibitions that present a marked contrast of glass works in terms of scale. Opening October 29 “Gathering: John Miller and Friends” comprises 26 oversized goblets, measuring three feet or more in height. Conversely, “Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard” consists of more than 50 miniature botanical worlds encased in clear crystal. “Beauty Beyond Nature” will open on November 12, 2011. “Gathering” showcases a collection of super-sized Venetian-style goblets created by Miller between 1996 and 2011 in collaboration with some of his colleagues and friends. Miller selected these artists based on their contributions to the advancement of the contemporary glass movement. “Beyond Nature” presents more than 50 of Paul Stankard’s intricately flame-worked still-life sculptures encased in clear crystal from the Robert M. Minkoff Collection. The collection spans more than 40 years of Stankard’s career, from his earliest attempts at paperweights in 1969 to a monumental eight-inch Honeybee Swarm Orb commissioned for this exhibition in 2010. Shown: John Miller (American, born 1966) Slider, 2011 Blown and hot-sculpted glass, 37 x 16¾ inches, Courtesy of John Miller and Habatat Galleries.