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Issue 116 | Fall

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

At the Glass Weekend panel he moderated last July, GLASS contributing editor and critic James Yood asked museum curators, a museum director, and myself to look into a crystal ball at the future of glass (see "Roundtable," p. 40). With the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass (2012 will mark a half-century since Harvey Littleton's Toledo workshops) looming a scant three years from now, Yood wondered whether we were nearing the end of a golden age for sculpture made from glass, a period that saw the rise of collecting, curating, writing about, and exhibiting glass. He asked how the Studio Glass movement would emerge on the other side of this milestone, and whether the next 50 years of art made from glass would look anything like the first.

Hourglass

In Memoriam: Dan Klein (1938 - 2009); Richard Jolley commissioned for a major installation; a break with Jewish wedding tradition re-forms the broken glass; the Glass Eye examines small-scale work; the first-annual Frabel Award winner announced; Mare Saare at the Finnish Glass Museum.

Reviews

Tara Donovan at Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York; Diana Cooper unveils a permanent installation, New York City; Richard Meitner at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; Michael Taylor at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York; group exhibition at FLUXspace, Philadelphia; Yumi Nozaki at Luniverre Gallery, Paris.

UrbanGlass News

Sarah Michalik receives the 2008 Jerry Raphael Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group (MCCG) Fellowship.

Reflection

by John Drury

Zero the hero: The man behind the vanished Ohio "Bottle Farm" finally is recognized.

Features

The Explorer

by Jennifer Opie

Finland's Markku Salo switches freely between glass techniques in his restless journey of constant reinvention and breathtaking discovery.

Sneak Preview

The show-stopping Glass Art Society fashion extravaganza is immortalized in a new book.

Free Glass

by Scott Benefield

Forty years of sculpture from one of the most important glass departments in Europe.

The Future of Glass

James Yood moderates a roundtable discussion with Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass at the Corning Museum of Glass; Melissa Post, curator at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma; Neil Watson, executive director of the Katonah Museum in Katonah, New York; and Andrew Page, editor in chief of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly.

Material Tension

by Lilly Wei

Art in America's Lilly Wei shares her notes from a visit to the "GlassStress" exhibition during the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Visionary Venetians

by Atilla Dorigato and Janet Koplos

Three artists based in Venice employ centuries-old glassblowing techiques to break new sulptural ground.

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.