Laura Donefer, Todesmarche Revisited, 2013. Cast glass and concrete. W 180 in. courtesy: alfstad& contemporary.

Monday January 22, 2018 | by Valerie Hughes

EXHIBITION: Laura Donefer's meditation on historical suffering is on view in "Shine the Light"

While glass artist Laura Donefer's works had dealt with violent themes in the past, their severity and scope reached new heights in her 2013 work, Todesmarche Revisited. The 15-foot long glass and cement work is comprised of approximately 900 cast glass feet, commemorating the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust through a reference to the eponymous Nazi Todesmarche, or "Death March." It can now be seen again at Alfstad& Contemporary of Sarasota, Florida, as part of the exhibition, "Shine the Light." The show recontextualizes Donefer's monumental work with photography by Charlotte Schmitz, and a film by Deborah Haber and Dave Marshall, each exploring persecuted voices of the past and present. It was curated by Deborah Haber of DEEP Arts, a non-profit arts organization focused on promoting new work, and runs through February 2nd. On Wednesday, January 24 at 4pm and Friday, January 26 at 6:15pm, Haber and Donefer will be discussing "Shine the Light" as part of Alfstad& Contemporary's Artist Talks Series.

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Saturday January 20, 2018 | by Angela Laurito

EXHIBITION: Steven Durow confronts personal childhood trauma as artistic inspiration for "Heartland" decades later

FILED UNDER: Exhibition

Do vivid recreations of traumatic events help us to recover from them? Artist Steven Durow contemplated this for about 20 years prior to the debut of his exhibition “Heartland” now at Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. Each piece serves as specific testimony to abuse suffered by the artist during his developmental years.…

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Thursday January 11, 2018 | by Andrew Page

HELP WANTED: The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass seeks full-time assistant curator

FILED UNDER: Help Wanted, Museums
The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin, is seeking a graduate-degreed candidate with museum experience to fill the open position of assistant curator. With a wide range of responsibilities -- from maintaining exhibit records to assisting in their organization, from overseeing exhibit installation to managing the museum's collections database, from maintaining donor records to engaging visitors through tours and written materials -- this full-time position that reports to the museum's executive director, Jan Smith, requires a masters degree in art, art history, museum studies, or related experience, as well as demonstrated ability in the Past Perfect museum collection management software.

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A sought-after instructor, Signoretto was a regular at Pilchuck, and also taught in Japan. Here he is at Corning, where he was filmed for a documentary by Robin Lehman for his "Glass Masters at Work" series.

Thursday January 4, 2018 | by Andrew Page

In Memoriam: Pino Signoretto (1944 - 2017)

FILED UNDER: In Memoriam
One of the most famous and widely hailed glass masters in the world, Pino Signoretto, known for his incredible facility in sculpting from hot glass, died at the age of 74 on December 30th, 2017. Equally comfortable fabricating for international artists such as Salvatore Dali, Kiki Smith, and Jeff Koons, he never abandoned the traditional clowns and other classic Murano figures, which he rendered at larger scale and with greater fluidity than anybody else. A funeral service was held at the church of Santa Maria e San Donato, one of the oldest churches in Venice, on January 3rd, 2018, to honor the man Alfredo Barbini once called the rare type of maestro who comes along once in a century.

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An architectural rendering of the Glassbarge concept. courtesy: the corning museum of glass

Tuesday January 2, 2018 | by Joseph Modica

The Corning Museum of Glass to mark 150th anniversary of move from Brooklyn with glassblowing along Erie Canal, Hudson River

In honor of the 150th anniversary of its move from Brooklyn, New York, to the Finger Lakes region of New York State, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch a mobile, all-electric glassblowing canal boat that will showcase the hot glass process to audiences along the Hudson River and Erie Canal. The event is designed to commemorate the 1868 relocation of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company to Corning, New York. The company shipped its industrial glassblowing equipment piece-by-piece via canal barge to its new home in Corning, New York, where it grew into the international corporation Corning, Inc., which is the main funder of The Corning Museum of Glass. A four-month celebration of this 19th-century move is planned with glassblowing demonstrations along this famous canal route that will not only mark the historic anniversary, but also serve to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal, which opened in 1817, transforming transportation and making New York City the leading port in the United State

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Pilchuck 2017 Emerging Artists in Residence Lydia Boss and Morgan Gilbreath. courtesy: pilchuck glass school

Monday December 18, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Pilchuck's emerging-artist residency program seeks applicants for Fall 2018

Pilchuck is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 "Emerging Artists in Residence" program. Successful applicants will head to Stanwood, Washington, which runs from September 17th through November 9th, receive a $1,000 stipend, studio space, kiln access, cold-working equipment, and room and board. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2018.

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Thursday December 14, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

HELP WANTED: Cal State Fullerton is looking to fill a tenure-track position in sculpting/3-D design

The College of Arts at California State's Fullerton campus is seeking to fill a full-time assistant professor position in Sculpture/3-D design in their Department of of Visual Arts, with the possibility of tenure as early as Fall 2018. Submissions by January 19, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed, however, the position is open until filled. Applicants must be qualified to teach BA, BFA, MA, and MFA courses in Sculpture and 3-D using wood/metal/plastic fabrication, mold making, metal casting, welding, kinetics, digital mediums, and studio techniques as well as being familiar with multi-disciplinary approaches to sculpting. Interested parties must have at least an MFA in Sculpture or in a related field, be knowledgeable in studio equipment and safety, have a substantial record of achievement, and have a national and international exhibition history.

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Gregory Grenon, Still But a Child, 2017. Reverse oil on glass. H 38 1/2, W 33 1/4 in, courtesy: the artist

Wednesday December 13, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Gregory Grenon on what's behind his edgy reverse paintings on glass, now on view at Traver

With awe and fear informing each brush stroke, artist Gregory Grenon’s newest collection of paintings continue to explore the subject that has captivated him for over 30 years -- the many shades of the feminine character, a study in the artist's uneasy view of his subjects. The exhibition, on view at Traver Gallery in Seattle through December 23rd, 2017, is titled “Torture and Delirium like These” and features 22 works of verre églomisé, which involves painting on the reverse side of glass.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Malcolm Morano

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Julius Weiland, Freezer, sculpture, and Angelika, stencil print on canvas. 2017.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

EXHIBITION: Julius Weiland juxtaposes paint and glass in latest gallery show entitled "Cluster and Contour"

FILED UNDER: Exhibition
Julius Weiland combines his expertise in glass and paint with his newest exhibition “Cluster and Contour,” on view at Berlin's lorch + seidel gallery through February 3rd, 2018. Despite the contrast between not only paint and glass but the figures depicted in adjacent works, Weiland manages to make disparate subjects and media complement one another. When looking at the sculptures, the viewer can assume the original, individual pieces of glass were in the midst of a complex fusing process before they were frozen in this moment. The same goes for the paintings; they depict humans that appear to have been undergoing deep thought or contemplation. Weiland’s creations all seem to be represent a single, unique moment when motion is arrested.

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