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The hot shop in the Salisbury University art department.

Tuesday September 19, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

HELP WANTED: Maryland university hiring contract lecturer for full-time position in glass department

The Art Department of the University of Salisbury is looking to add a lecturer to its glass program teaching staff. The university is seeking a 3D artist who specializes in glass and sculptures in Salisbury, Maryland. This individual will teach full time for a period of 10-months, three lectures per semester, in the area of Sculptures and Glass. He or she will be responsible in advising student-workers and technicians, supervising their work, while also ensuring a safe and professional working environment. The individual will also assist the 3D area heads in facility and equipment maintenance and management.

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Joseph Cavalieri. “Return of Nossa Senhora” stained glass window. Measu digital design, 2017. D 6 ft.

Thursday September 14, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

FUNDRAISER: Artist Joseph Cavalieri seeking support to fulfill 93-year-old Brazilian church plan

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Design, New Work
New York-based artist Joseph Cavalieri, whose works in stained glass often feature unexpectedly bright imagery depicting cartoons and pop culture, may seem an unlikely candidate for a truly liturgical window, especially one to fill a never-completed building plan for the 93-year-old “Our Lady of Mercy” church in Itaparica, Brazil. When asked about this in an email interview, Cavalieri says his work is not disrespectful or making light of religion. “I take it you are referring to my “Il Momento della Morte” (The Moment of Death) featuring Bart and Lisa Simpson on the cross," he writes. "I don’t believe that work is satirical towards religion, mainly because it is NOT saying God doesn’t exist.“

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Simone Crestani & Camilla Brunelli in collaboration with EditaMateria, Metamorphosis, 2017 courtesy of Camilla Brunelli

Tuesday September 12, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

EXHIBITION: Notable design collaboration among the over-140 events at first-ever Venice Glass Week

FILED UNDER: Design, Exhibition, New Work, News
Lending their shape and form, insects are the basis of a new collection by two Italian designers who seek to capture the marriage between design and nature in glass objects. The “Metamorphosis“ collection is a result of the collaboration between two artists, Camilla Brunelli and Simone Crestani. Using delicately blown glass vessels, the artists sought to capture the rigidity and translucence of shed insect exoskeletons. Running through September 17, the exhibition is taking place as part of Venice Glass Week, where it is being shown at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi on Venice's Grand Canal. The event is the first iteration of a brand-new international glass event with a focus on Murano glassmaking. Opening September 10, 2017, and running through the 17th, the week includes over 140 events paying tribute to Venice and Murano's rich history involving glass. including conferences, exhibits, and educational activities. The "Metamorphosis" exhibition is part of this much-larger festival of Italian glass art, design and history which celebrates one of Venice's most influential artistic exports.

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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 35 years.