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Thursday February 6, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

OPENING: Vermont museum exhibition to showcase a new generation of glass artists

Vermont’s Shelburne Museum, which houses over 150,000 diverse works of art ranging from Impressionist pieces (such as those by Monet, Manet, and Degas) to folk art, will be opening its newest exhibition entitled, “Supercool Glass" with a reception this evening, and the show will run through Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at its location in the Diana and John Colgate Gallery of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education in Shelburne, Vermont. While the exhibition will bring together historic works dealing with glass from the museum's permanent collection, it perhaps more significantly represents one of the first museum exhibits that gathers cutting-edge work in glass by a new generation of artists.

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Thursday January 30, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

OPENING: Jessica Calderwood’s glass-on-metal enameling on view in Boston

Artist Jessica Calderwood, a sculptor involved primarily in metalwork, has spent the past decade develping a series of intricately enameled works. These glass-on-metal sculptures and pieces of jewelery will open as the exhibition "Floral Fictions: Recent Work by Jessica Calderwood," at the Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) Exhibition Gallery in Boston on January 31, 2014.

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Tuesday January 21, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

Salem Community College opens new glass resource center

Salem Community College, alma mater of glass artist Paul Stankard, has a new addition to its student resources. The Contemporary Glass Resource Center (CGRC) was added to the college thanks in large part to Stankard and his wife Patricia’s generosity. The new addition includes a collection of Stankard’s own artwork ranging from 1970 to 2013, videos of flameworking demonstrations, Stankard’s personal collection of 650 books and contemporary glass art, and other material to aid students in honing their education and their art. Additional material has also been donated by such organizations and individuals as the Robert Minkoff Foundation, Schiffer Publishing,  Arlene and Norman Silvers, and The Corning Museum of Glass.

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Sunday January 19, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

OPENING: Color blooms at the Basch Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design

FILED UNDER: Exhibition, News
A piece by Dale Chihuly entitled The Blue Persian sold at a show in Tampa in 1993 and began Richard and Barbara Basch’s passion for collecting glass art pieces. They began with the work of American artists, and soon broadened their support of artists from all over the world. Since then, the Basches have amassed over 250 pieces for their collection, including 10 more works of art by Chihuly. The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida now houses much of the Basches’ collection, most of which has been donated and is now owned by the school. Its most recent exhibition, “Che Colore!” which runs through March 7, 2014, features 33 works that have been created by blowing, casting, and other methods by celebrated artists such as Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Lucio Bubacco, among others.

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Thursday December 19, 2013 | by Paulina Switniewska

CALL FOR ENTRIES: David Dunlap Observatory in Ontario seeks proposals for glass award

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, as part of a public outreach effort of the David Dunlap Observatory in Ontario, will be awarding its inaugural Dunlap Prize to Neil deGrasse Tyson on March 21st, 2014 in recognition of his magnanimous efforts in public education, science engagement, and science advocacy.The Dunlap Institute has announced a call for expressions of interest in crafting the award component of the prize. Glass artists are sought out in particular for their choice of media, which evokes imagery of stars and starlight due to its refractive qualities. “A glass object reflects and refracts; it can act as a lens, a mirror, and a prism—all critical components in the telescopes and instruments astronomers use to study the Universe,” the announcement states.

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Thursday December 12, 2013 | by Paulina Switniewska

Nikolas Weinstein Studios wins hospitality design award for hotel installation in Hong Kong

Nikolas Weinstein Studios, based in San Francisco, California, was awarded the grand prize in the “Judges’ So Cool” category for its sculptural glass installation in the Courtyard by Marriot, Hong Kong Sha Tin. The recognition was part of the 33rd annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, centering specifically on hotel design and architecture.

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Wednesday November 13, 2013 | by Paulina Switniewska

3 Questions For… Roisin de Buitlear

FILED UNDER: Artist Interviews, New Work
GLASS Quarterly Hotsheet: What are you currently working on?Roisin de Buitlear: I am currently working on three different projects. I'm about to install a public art commission, an architectural installation in a public library in Dublin, which is based on the Yeats poem, "Sailing to Byzantium." The concept is based on transient light as a metaphor for the transience of life. Alongside that, I am preparing drawings for my forthcoming residency at the Museum of Glass where I will begin a new series of blown work based on Damask linen and lace. I have a number of shows in the new year, in Ireland and Europe. When I return, I will start to make a series of drawings for two long entrance glazed screens for a basilica in Ireland at the Pilgrimage site in Knock, County Mayo. 

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