SPECIAL REPORT: The Battle to Save the National Glass Centre
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Thursday June 20, 2024 | by SPECIAL REPORT: The Battle to Save the National Glass Centre In 2024, British glass is in a state of profound crisis. Budget cuts are eviscerating programs at arts institutions around the country, which have been battered by post-Brexit inflation and export/import tariffs, the Covid pandemic, and the loss of E.U. arts funding. As the Art Newspaperput it in a July 2023 special report sparked by the closure of the major British art fair "Masterpiece," being one of the most expensive of the arts to operate and one of the least widely understood, has been particularly v ..read more
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SEEN: Two glass exhibitions of note near Cape Cod are drawing new interest to the medium in an area that once had a thriving glass industry
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Saturday July 6, 2024 | by SEEN: Two glass exhibitions of note near Cape Cod are drawing new interest to the medium in an area that once had a thriving glass industry Museums of glass are often located near industrial glass concerns because such firms are often the founders. Toledo Museum of Art has enjoyed the support of Edward Drummond Libbey, or his namesake glass company, Libbey, Inc., since its founding. The Corning Museum of Glass, which opened in 1951 in a building known as the Corning Glass Center where glass technology was showcased and viewers could watch Steuben artisans at work, ha ..read more
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The Summer 2024 edition of Glass (#175)
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Thursday May 23, 2024 | by HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The Summer 2024 edition of Glass (#175) The Summer 2024 edition of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#175) is hitting newsstands and subscriber mailboxes. On the cover is an unusual banquet table installed by brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre, lifelong cultural travelers between Mexico and Southern California who collaborate in a multimedia art practice where glass plays a starring role. Their critique of conspicuous consumption is notable for its grotesque imagery, and of course, the overfilled banquet table is not a new concept in the gla ..read more
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The Peabody-Essex Museum celebrates the debut of its Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Collection with special celebration this evening
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Thursday May 30, 2024 | by The Peabody-Essex Museum celebrates the debut of its Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Collection with special celebration this evening The Peabody-Essex Museum, known by its initials "PEM", is one of the top ten art museums in the U.S. in terms of exhibition space, budget, and endowment. The Salem, Massachusetts, institution boasts one of the most important Asian art collections in the country, and its campus extends across more than 22 historic buildings. While the museum has continuously displayed a cut-glass English chandelier in one of its oldest galleries since 1804 ..read more
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Amidst a wave of New York gallery closures, Douglas Heller will turn the lights off for good at his Tenth Avenue exhibition space to focus on online sales and art fairs
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Monday April 29, 2024 | by Amidst a wave of New York gallery closures, Douglas Heller will turn the lights off for good at his Tenth Avenue exhibition space to focus on online sales and art fairs On the last day of May 2024, soon after the close of the Matthew Day Perez solo show "Accumulation" now on view, the lights will go off at the 10th Avenue gallery space that has been home to Heller Gallery since 2013. Doug Heller, who, over the past half-century has moved Heller Gallery from its origins on the Upper East Side to Soho, the Meat Packing District, and Chelsea, says the time has come to g ..read more
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CONVERSATION: John Drury discusses curating his New York City gallery exhibition exploring contemporary approaches to glass
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Friday April 19, 2024 | by CONVERSATION: John Drury discusses curating his New York City gallery exhibition exploring contemporary approaches to glass Through May 11, unusual glass constructions have taken over the white cube of SARAHCROWN Gallery, bringing new forms and rare coloration. Collaborations by Amy Lemaire & Nicolas Touron occupy the center of the gallery, while works by Michael Aschenbrenner, and Jennifer Crescuillo round out the experimental nature of the various objects arranged on plinths or along the wall. Some of the works are made with the mediation of technology, as in t ..read more
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IN MEMORIAM: Gerry King (1945 - 2024)
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Monday April 22, 2024 | by IN MEMORIAM: Gerry King (1945 - 2024) The sudden passing of prolific artist and educator Gerry King, who died of a stroke on April 18, has sent shockwaves through the Australian and international glass communities who knew and cherished a true pioneer in contemporary glass. In addition to building an impressive art practice over the past four decades, as well as his work as a teacher and mentor, King was a past chair and president of the board of Ausglass, and an honorary lifetime member. With work in the collections of many prominent museums, he recently was celebra ..read more
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John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards return to Los Angeles for an exhibition and discussion at the Craft in America Center
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Tuesday April 23, 2024 | by John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards return to Los Angeles for an exhibition and discussion at the Craft in America Center The Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, which is exhibiting a dual-artist exhibit entitled "Between the LInes" through May 25, will host a conversation with the artists John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards on Saturday, April 27 from 3 PM to 4 PM PST. Both in-person and streamed on Zoom and Facebook Live, the talk will bring together two prolific creators who shaped a legacy of glassmaking in Southern California, and who are regarded nationwide as in ..read more
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The 2024 Summer Intensives at UrbanGlass bring top pracitioners who offer total immersion and rapid elevation of skills
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Thursday April 25, 2024 | by The 2024 Summer Intensives at UrbanGlass bring top pracitioners who offer total immersion and rapid elevation of skills School may be out for some this summer, but for students of UrbanGlass intensives in July and August, the flow of technical knowledge will be coming fast and furious with some of the best practitioners in the field sharing their wisdom (and techniques ..read more
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At 30, Hilltop Artists takes stock of its decades of impact not only by empowering Tacoma youth, but inspiring others to follow its innovative approach
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Tuesday April 9, 2024 | by At 30, Hilltop Artists takes stock of its decades of impact not only by empowering Tacoma youth, but inspiring others to follow its innovative approach Hilltop Artists was founded in the heart of Tacoma, Washington thirty years ago with a mission to provide young people an artistic haven from the drugs and gang violence that were impacting the city in the 1990s. The initiative began modestly in 1994, repurposing materials like Snapple bottles to offer an avenue for self-expression through glass art. The initiative was led by gallery owner Kathy Kaperick and glass art ..read more
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