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Dan Dailey, Dubious from the series Individuals, 2011. Blown, sandblasted, and acid-polished glass; metal. photo: bill truslow. © dan dailey

Thursday February 20, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

OPENING: Dan Dailey's portraiture explored in "Character Sketch" exhibition at Chrysler Museum

"Dan Dailey: Character Sketch," an exhibition focusing on figurative work of prolific glass artist Dan Dailey, opens this Friday. The work will be on view at The Chrysler Museum from February 21 to May 31, 2020. The Chrysler-curated show will feature 33 artworks and span the artist’s 40-year career. The museum's Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass Carolyn Swan Needell has written a catalog to accompany the exhibition. Subjective and narrative in nature, Dailey’s work is “inspired by the human character and based upon his direct observation of the world,” reads the exhibition announcement. The artist "articulates his perceptions and thoughts about humanity through the medium of glass, pushing the material to new frontiers in order to tell stories about human nature," the announcement continues. Dailey is known as one of the most unique voices within the field of contemporary glass, and the exhibition will include blown and hot-worked glass vases and sculpture, glass cane murals, wall reliefs made from Vitrolite, industrial colored glass, as well as his original drawings.

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Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty, Small Octopus/Purple. Lampworked glass. H 3 1/2, W 8, D 3 1/2 in.

Thursday February 20, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

EXHIBITION: "Fins, Whales, and Octopus Tales" gathers a diverse range of ocean-themed work in glass for Texas gallery show

"Fins, Whales, and Octopus Tales" is the title of a lively group exhibition of contemporary glass art concerned with depicting the undersea world. While all the work in the exhibition shares an association with the sea, Barbara Kittrell, curator and co-founder of the Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery in Dallas, Texas, didn't want to lock the artists into narrow parameters when she invited them to be in the show, which runs until March 1, 2020.

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courtesy: glass light hotel.

Wednesday February 19, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

The Glass Light Hotel, a longtime dream of Norfolk arts patrons Doug and Pat Perry, opens for business while gallery construction continues

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Like their fellow Chrysler Museum of Art art patrons Richard and Carolyn Barry, who built a university art museum to exhibit their extensive collection, Doug and Pat Perry decided to construct a building where they could showcase their considerable holdings of glass art. But unlike the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University, the Perry collection is now on view at The Glass Light Hotel, where the majority of the viewers are staying the night at this boutique inn in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. A hotel that can also be a home for art was inspired by the Perry's trip to a Glass Art Society conference in Louisville, Kentucky, where they were transfixed by the first 21c museum/hotel, where contemporary art projects are integrated throughout. "We came back and said, 'Wouldn't it be neat to have a boutique, artsy, glass-art-themed hotel in downtown Norfolk?' " Doug Perry told the Virginian-Pilot newspaper in a 2016 interview about the project.

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Mark Eliott, A Mind of its Own, 2017. Flame sculpted and blown borosilicate glass. 600H x 300W x 300D. Eliot's piece was a finalist for the FUSE Glass Prize in 2018. 

Sunday February 16, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR ENTRIES: JamFactory seeks submission to the third annual FUSE Glass Prize, celebrating glass artistry in Australia and New Zealand

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual FUSE Glass Prize, presented by Adelaide-based JamFactory for glass artists achieving innovation and excellence in Australia and New Zealand. The prize began in 2016 as a collaboration between JamFactory and glass collectors Jim and Helen Carreker. The prize is the most generous in the Australian glass industry, and occupies a spot previously held by the respected Ranamok Prize, which was awarded for the last time in 2014.

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Portrait of Mark Peiser. courtesy: the corning museum of glass

Wednesday February 12, 2020 | by Nick Lykoudis

LECTURE: Mark Peiser to discuss the evolution of glass in New York City talk February 25th

On Tuesday, February 25th, Mark Peiser will deliver a lecture titled "Reinventing the Wheel: And Then Some," at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. As part of the "Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass" series, the eminent glass artist will discuss the evolution of the medium using the history of his own work as an example. As Peiser told Glass in an interview from 2010, his approach to the material is heavily influenced by his graduate studies at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where the importance of process and "honesty" were emphasized. A focus on the transparency (in both a literal and figurative sense) of glass can be seen across his wide and diverse oeuvre.

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Jiyong Lee, Cell-Building Block. courtesy: the corning museum of glass.

Friday February 7, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

The Corning Museum Studio Announces 2020 Artist and Research Residencies

The Corning Museum of Glass has announced the twelve recipients of its 2020 Artists-in-Residence program: Jiyong Lee, Raghvi Bhatia, Erica Rosenfeld, Dan Friday, Lauren Kalman (The Burke Residency), Cat Burns, Emilio Santini and Toko Sakai (Instructor Collaborative Residency), Sibylle Peretti, Austin Stern, Yukiko Sugano, and Stine Bidstrup. Artists-in-Residence are granted access to The Studio’s facilities, the museum's permanent collections, and the Rakow Research Library, furthering their work with research and experimentation with new techniques in the studios.

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A Tiffany mosaic adorns a chapel wall at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Manhattan, where the Art Glass Forum meets.

Tuesday February 4, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New York glass art and design group invites emerging scholars to submit papers

The Art Glass Forum | New York invites submissions for short papers to be presented at its third annual Emerging Scholars Lecture exploring the use or history of glass as an artistic medium. This group of glass collectors, dealers, curators, and aficionados seek proposals from current and recent graduate students as well as young professionals for a 20-minute illustrated lecture that presents original research. The purpose of the Emerging Scholars Lecture is to "provide a forum for sharing and discussing new research and discoveries with a community of glass scholars and enthusiasts," according to the group's website.

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Lecturer Susie Peck (l) and assistant professor David Schnuckel (r) lead the RIT Glass Studio, and would work closely with the glass studio resident

Tuesday January 28, 2020 | by Andrew Page

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RIT glass-studio residency offers honorarium, facilities access, studio space, and paid teaching opportunity

Looking for an opportunity to pursue glass-related research, have unlimited access to a high-level glass studio, and be part of a unique community of glass artists and students? There's still time to apply to be the Glass Studio Resident at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. The position runs from August 15, 2020, through May 15, 2021, and offers access to the RIT hot and flame shops, cold-working and mold-making studios, as well as a wide range of kiln equipment.

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Thursday January 23, 2020 | by Pamela Koss

IN MEMORIAM: Francesco “Checco” Ongaro (1929 - 2020)

Maestro Checco Ongaro, who passed away this week in Murano, was among the first Muranese glassblowers willing to work with American artists. Born in Murano in 1929, Ongaro was the eldest son in a family of seven children. A strong and compassionate man, he married his wife Rina Dalla Valentina and raised his family there, living his life on the island known for glass. He worked a nearly 40 years at Venini, the famed design glass factory, and in many ways his career following the path of a traditional Muranese worker’s life. He learned his craft well moving up through the ranks on the hot shop floor, and became one of the youngest maestros at Venini working with a team to produce for the factory. But there was one key difference that would have a major impact on the arc of American glass art.

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Anjali Srinivasan, Chocolate-Dipped Pebbles, 2019. Glass + Flour = Puffy Glass, tempered semi-sweet chocolate, food-safe plastic bags with clear label, satin ribbon, kiln-cast glass, dipped in chocolate. 1 oz bags, dimensions variable. courtesy: the artist

Thursday January 23, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

OPENING: Alfred University gallery group exhibition references Roni Horn and celebrates the material in cast and kiln-formed glass sculptures

In honor of Michael Rogers being named "artistic associate" of Alfred University's School of Art and Design, as well as the renovation of the school's National Casting Center, an exhibition of cast and kiln-formed glass titled "Saying Glass,” features work by artists affiliated with Alfred University. The group exhibition borrows its title from artist Roni Horn’s monologue Saying Water, a meditation on the element of water and its almost endless range of properties.

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