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April Surgent, Boathouse, 2014. Fused glass, cameo-carved.

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | by

OPENING: To celebrate 10th anniversary of the TMA Glass Pavilion, a survey show

To celebrate that 10th year since its Glass Pavilion opened, the Toledo Museum of Art will survey Studio Glass with a new exhibit opening in April. "Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections" will be on view in the exhibition gallery of the Glass Pavilion from April 15th through September 18th, 2016, and will feature work from North American, Asian, Australian, and European artists. Since it opened in 2006, the 74,000-square-foot Glass Pavilion has housed not only glass exhibitions, but artist studios, demonstration areas, and special museum events. The new building across the street from the historic art museum was ground-breaking in its use of glass not only for exterior walls, but for interior walls as well. Designed by the Pritzker-Prize winning architecture firm of SANAA, Ltd., the unique structure was chosen for its light imprint on the park it occupies, as well as an architectural marvel that celebrates a material so connected to the institution founded in 1901 by industrial glass magnate Edward Drummond Libbey, whose Libbey corporation continues to operate in the city of Toledo.

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"Circular Object One" by Daniel Clayman, 2003

Tuesday February 9, 2016 | by

The Studio at Corning celebrates its 20th birthday, announces 2016 residencies

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Education
This May, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will celebrate its 20th birthday.  Founded in 1996, The Studio plans to highlight the milestone with a slate of special events including an exhibition, an online commemoration, and an open house.  Entitled "Celebrating 20 Years of The Studio," a special exhibition will take place on the West Bridge of the museum, and will feature the work of artists who have taught classes or held a residency at the Studio over the past two decades. Meanwhile, inside The Studio, a display will showcase work created by artists who taught at the first-ever summer session in 1996. The celebration will culminate in an open house on May 26, featuring a giant glass cupcake create by John Miller. CMoG’s 2300° live glass blowing event and the ribbon cutting for the seventh annual GlassFest will also mark the anniversary.

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Tuesday December 15, 2015 | by

HOLIDAY SALE: For a limited time only, gift subscriptions to GLASS are half off

This winter, share the gift of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly with friends and family. Give the latest news from the field, lavish photography of stunning new sculptures, and critical insights into the most important artwork in the medium of glass by purchasing a gift subscription at an exceptionally low price. Existing subscribers can purchase a gift subscription of GLASS for only $17 (for U.S. subscriptions only) — half the standard rate.

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The Glass Guillotine, where unsold works are smashed, adds to the free-wheeling atmosphere of this unconventional fundraiser.

Thursday November 5, 2015 | by

Texas glassblowing studio hosts Steampunk fundraiser Saturday

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Auction, News
Steampunk is alive and well in Grapevine, Texas, where it’s the theme of an annual fundraiser put on by Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. Featuring a “twisted version of a live auction,” Glass On The Tracks will take place Saturday, November 7, from 7–10 pm.

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Richard Jolley at work in the studio.

Tuesday May 6, 2014 | by

Richard Jolley unveiling at Knoxville Museum of Art a festive occasion

This past weekend, the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, Tenessee, marked the unveiling of Richard Jolley’s permanent installation, Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and Wonder of Infinity, with a series of events that included a luncheon, a symposium, a street party, a gala evening and a family fun day. Commissioned in 2009, the monumental steel and glass sculpture, billed as one of the world's largest, makes a dramatic statement as you enter this regional museum dedicated to the work of East Tennessee artists. The unveiling of the massive installation on the wall and ceiling of the museum’s main hall coincided with the KMA’s 25th anniversary, and also included a related glass exhibit placing Jolley’s installation within the context of contemporary glass art.

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