The founder of this publication, Richard Yelle, once told me that he started GLASS Quarterly (originally titled New Work) to foster "serious discourse" about glass as a medium for contemporary art. He did this for a very simple reason: in 1979, there was no place that regularly published thoughtful art criticism about the important work being done in glass. More than 25 years later, that same exact word, serious, has been used in the title of an exhibition that attempts to separate out meaningful work in glass from everything else.
Fiber-optic fantasy in Seattle; Pittsburgh's chandelier showcase; the deadly reflections of architectural glass; the best new books.
Christina Bothwell at Habatat Galleries, Chicago; student work in Bolzano, Italy; Josiah McElhenny at MoMA; Kuma at Mike Weiss Gallery, New York; Flo Perkins at Addison Arts, Santa Fe; Jeffrey Sarmiento at Solomon Fine Arts, Seattle.
Michael Crowder's solo MFA exhibition, Moshe Bursuker receives MCGG fellowship.
Influenced by glassblower and professor Stephen Rolfe Powell, Louisville, Kentucky is becoming a regional glass center.