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Crackled glass pitchers by Peter Greenwood hang from a tree in the Victorian Greenhouse at the Beardsley Zoo as part of his exhibition, "DAZZLE: A Garden of Glass". courtesy: beardsley zoo.

Thursday March 11, 2021 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Taking a page from Chihuly's botanical garden exhibitions, Peter Greenwood "dazzles" with installation at Connecticut zoo

The only zoo in the state of Connecticut, the Beardsley Zoo in the city of Bridgeport, unveiled “DAZZLE: A Garden of Glass” on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in the zoo’s Victorian Greenhouse. The exhibition features a wide range of glass works by award-winning Connecticut artist Peter Greenwood, ranging from Chihuly-esque undulating colorful "stalks" or "roots" to installations of cracked-glass pitchers arranged as if the fruit of a tree.

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"Precious Stonewall" series and "Stairs to Paradise" (2020), installation view. courtesy: kukje gallery.

Thursday January 21, 2021 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Jean-Michel Othoniel "New Works" created during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on view in South Korea

Through January 31, Kukje Gallery in Seoul, South Korea is exhibiting new works by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel from his time spent in lockdown due to the pandemic. Known for his colorful, reflective, and resplendent works in glass, as well as materials like sulfur and wax, Othoniel's took to his sketchbook, which led him to minimalist forms and fresh color combinations in new glass brick works, lithographs, and rose-inspired paintings and sculptures created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the iconic pyramid at the Louvre museum.

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Wednesday December 23, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Corning's "Virtual Fireplace" is the perfect way to wind down 2020

If this is the season for "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," why not "Goblets Roasting in an Open Glory Hole?" Just in time for Christmas 2020, The Corning Museum of Glass has added its spin on the virtual fireplace and burning yule-log videos with a decidedly glassy rendition of the trend -- three hours of footage from inside the blazing glory hole. Splicing together Corning's exclusive inside angle on glassmaking shot during demos with a specially protected video camera mounted inside raging red heat of the glory hole, the static camera shot captures the evolution of blown work at the end of a blowpipe. The fiery red and orange hues are enough to keep winter's chill at bay just by the sense of intense heat that makes you squint when watching.

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Rit Portrait Drawing Resized

During an online class session, RIT's glass students share portraits they drew of one another. courtesy: madeline rile smith.

Tuesday April 7, 2020 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Glass education goes online as universities remain closed for coronavirus distancing

As the threat of COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout the world in the past few weeks, many colleges and universities were among the first to reach the difficult decision to suspend in-person classes in favor of a transition to online instruction. Making such a drastic and sudden change was a challenge for educators and students everywhere, but perhaps more so for art students relying on hands-on studio work and in-person critique to advance their studies.

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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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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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Friday May 3, 2019 | by Lindsay Woodruff

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Six-week artist residency in Japan seeks applications

The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) in Toyama, Japan invites international glass artists to apply for its Artist-in-Residence program, now in its ninth year. The residency, which will last six weeks from October 17 through November 27, 2019, grants the artist access to the facilities of the Toyama Glass Studio, including the hot shop, kiln shop, and cold shop, to create new work. Works made during the residency will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Toyama Glass Museum at the end of the six weeks.

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Jeff Mack, who managed the studio at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, will join the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Programs team in December.

Saturday November 7, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

MUSEUMS: Jeff Mack moving from Toledo to Corning in December 2015

FILED UNDER: Announcements, News
UPDATED: 11/8 11:50 AM -- Artist and educator Jeff Mack, after seven years as the manager of the studio at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, will be joining the The Corning Museum of Glass in December as the Hot Glass Programs and Projects Supervisor. This position, created in light of the recent museum expansion and the rapidly evolving hot glass programs at the Corning institution, will involve managing the daily operations of the popular Hot Glass Show, scheduling the team of glassmakers and guest artists, and managing hot shop maintenance and supplies. Though he will be doing some travel with the Hot Glass Roadshow and GlassLab Design Program, Jeff will not be heading out to sea with the cruise ship glassblowing programs, primarily facilitating recruitment and deployments from the home base in Corning. "I hope to realize the potential of the CMOG's incredible new space," he says, referring to the renovated Hot Glass Show amphitheater.

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Hot Shop Heroes instructor Conor McClellan guides a student through the beginning steps of the glassblowing process.

Friday October 2, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Museum of Glass unveils work made by soldiers and veterans in therapeutic program

Recently opened at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the exhibition “Healing in Flames” features work produced by the spring and summer 2015 instructors and students of the museum’s "Hot Shop Heroes: Healing with Fire" program, an educational project to offer glassblowing and art-making experiences to soldiers and veterans. The exhibit showcasing this life-changing program will remain on view through March 2016.

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One of Saman Kalantari's pieces made with a Flexible Glass Sheet (FGS). These sheets of glass frit and powder on paper can be cut and folded.

Tuesday September 22, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

The Glass Art Society’s 2015 TAG Grant Recipients, 2016 Award Winners

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Award, News
The Glass Art Society established the Technologies Advancing Glass Grant in 2014 to fund the research and development of projects that incorporate technology into glass art. The 2015 recipients of the grant include Saman Kalantari, who has been awarded the top prize of $5,000; with runners-up Michal Czeisler, Jin Won Han, and a collaborative group from the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and the NASA Langley Research Center each set to receive $2,000 to further their respective projects. The artist organization also recently announced the recipient of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be artist, designer, and architect James Carpenter and its Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for outstanding service to the Glass Art Society will go to Jutta-Annette Page, the curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art who recently served as president of the board. Both awards will be presented during the 2016 annual conference taking place in Corning, New York.

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