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Tuesday August 25, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Doug and Mike Starn create site-specific glass public artwork for Princeton University

A large-scale sculpture by identical twins Doug and Mike Starn, the duo's second-ever work in glass, will be installed in mid-September on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum. The site-specific sculpture, titled (Any) Body Oddly Propped (2015), features steel, cast bronze trees and six 18-foot tall colored glass panels. According to the official announcement, the sculpture “continues the artists' exploration of organic energy systems through root and branch forms that here also respond to the arboretum-like character of the Princeton campus.” An attempt to evoke the complex experience of light filtering through trees, the sculpture will play off the contrast between the permanence of the structure and the ephemerality by interaction between natural light conditions and the colored glass.

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Amorphous Terrain

Andrew Erdos and Yasue Maetake, Amorphous Terrain, 2018. Blown glass, copper corrosion stain on pulp (kozo, abaca and cotton), steel, industrial safety glass, cane and jute rope. H 144, W 60, D 54 in. photo: kariya hirofumi.

Thursday July 30, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Painter Beau Stanton’s New Stained Glass Work on View in California

FILED UNDER: Exhibition, New Work
A new work in stained glass by Brooklyn-based artist Beau Stanton is featured in “Art Collector Starter Kit III” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA, a large group exhibition featuring 12-inch-by-12-inch paintings from 37 artists that opened on Saturday, July 25th. The use of glass is a recent addition to Stanton's art practice, which typically includes paintings, prints, and murals.

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Some of the lecturers scheduled to speak at the New York Metropolitan Glass Club meetings this upcoming season from L to R: Suzanne Perrault, Karol Wight, Greg Merkel, and Sheldon Barr.

Thursday July 31, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

New York Metropolitan Glass Club announces speakers for its 2014-2015 season

FILED UNDER: Announcements, News
Since its inception in 1999, the New York Metropolitan Glass Club has met in the Parish Hall of St. Michael’s Church at Amsterdam Avenue and West 99th Street in Manhattan. The interior of St. Michael’s is a sanctuary where glass enthusiasts can connect with each other amongst windows, mosaics, and lamps designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany between 1895 and 1925. Members step into the Upper East Side church on the first Tuesday of every month from October through May to enjoy wine, cheese, and a lecture given by a visiting expert in the glass field. While the first meeting of 2014-2015 is still a couple months away and not all lecture topics have been set in stone yet, the Metropolitan Glass Club has announced its speakers and meeting dates for its upcoming season.

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The International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau will be holding an auction of work from over 100 international artists to support its school and studio facilities.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Works from over 100 international artists donated to the Bild-Werk Frauenau October fundraiser

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Auction, News
The International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau has developed into a prime center for glass art education over the past three decades. Home to the Glasmuseum Frauenau and to Erwin Eisch, considered the founding father of the Studio Glass movement in Europe and one of the founders of the Academy, Frauenau is located in a leading glass region between the Bavarian Forest in Bavaria, Germany, and the Bohemian Forest in the Czech Republic. The Academy began teaching workshops in 1987 with a primary focus on glass art, but has expanded into teaching in other disciplines such as painting, ceramics, wood, and bronze. Studio rentals for artists are available at Bild-Werk as well, making the studio and the region of Frauenau a great resource for artists living in or visiting this part of Germany.

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John Ditchfield, Organic Mushroom Lamp (from the "Unique Collection" series).

Friday July 25, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Glass Society showcases Northern UK glass artists in “Glass in the Bank”

The work of ten glass artists from the Northern United Kingdom is currently on display in “Glass in the Bank”, an exhibition housed in the Lytham Heritage Centre in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire in England. The exhibition was organized by Northern Hub of The Contemporary Glass Society, an organization that aims to support both emerging and established artists working in glass and to promote contemporary glass within the scope of the greater art world. To this end, the CGS organizes exhibitions, publishes Glass Network magazine, and holds conferences and workshops.

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William Carlson
William Carlson, glass artist and inductee into American Craft Council College of Fellows.

Thursday July 10, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

American Craft Council Awards honor two glass artists and Corning Museum curator Tina Oldknow

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Award, News
The American Craft Council, a nonprofit public educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of American craft, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Awards, which includes the induction of two glass artists, William Carlson, currently an Endowed Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami whose works include cast glass sculpture and architectural commissions, and Philadelphia-based stained glass artist Judith Schaechter into its College of Fellows.

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Thursday July 10, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

Glass Art Society presents new Technology Advancing Glass grant

The Glass Art Society has announced a call for submissions for the recently created Technology Advancing Glass grant program. Generously funded by glass collectors Ted and Melissa Lagreid, the research grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded to an artist or group of artists to fund research into innovations that may benefit the glass art field. Ideas suggested on the GAS website include “new materials, production techniques, safe shipping techniques, new tools, adhesives, ways to create glass sculpture animated with electronics...”, but submissions are ultimately “limited by the imagination of [the] artists”. The winner of the grant will be required to share his/her research and developments at a subsequent GAS conference within the next three years.

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Tricorni (detail), courtesy of Traver Gallery

Thursday July 3, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

OPENING: Vibrant new work by Davide Salvadore debuts at Traver tonight

New, vividly colored work by Muranese glassblower Davide Salvadore is the focus of a new exhibition at Seattle's Traver Gallery. Titled simply "Davide Salvadore: New Work," the show that blazes new chromatic ground for this artist best known for his sculptural stringed-instrument objects, opens tonight, July 3 and will be on view through Sunday, August 3, 2014. Salvadore, born into a family of glass workers, has devoted his career to reinterpreting and modernizing the traditional techniques and aesthetics he uses in his work. He often instructs students on non-traditional murrini-making techniques and how to employ the tiny detailed pieces in compelling ways. In his own work, he draws inspiration from ancient musical instruments, African symbols and textiles, and the colors of the African landscape. While many of the shapes in this exhibition are not new, Salvadore has added a number of intense new colors to his palette, using less of his characteristic earth tones in favor of bright turquoise, yellows, and oranges. Sometimes these colors fill the entire piece, and sometimes the colors jump out from a background of neutral colored, yet equally intricate patterns.

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Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.