We have always said that Tim is big in Bologna.
31 August 2009
27 August 2009
1667 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Open Tues - Sat 11-6pm
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26 August 2009
The glass studio in its first HGTV appearance - (from 'back in the day - May 2005) with guest appearances by Sean Hennessey and Rania Hassan. The first season of the show "I Want That" sought products that they could showcase and market, and the producers had approached The Washington Glass Studio to appear with glass products for the home.
25 August 2009
Her work is part of the collection of the Seto City Museum in Seto, Japan, and the Glasuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, as well as the RIT Wallace Library Purchase Prize Collection, and some private collections. In the summer of 2008 she was an invited artist-in-residence at the Seto City International Ceramic and Glass Art Exchange program in Seto, Japan. She was included in the 2009 MFA Exhibition at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass at Hawk Galleries in Columbus, OH through Fall 2009.
Debra will be teaching Introduction to Lost Wax Casting this Fall session & we welcome her to the Washington arts community! Click HERE to jump to her website.
A great new class has just been added to the Fall Schedule - Lost Wax Casting! This is a great way to make 3-D elements in kilncast glass. Think of the sculptural possibilities! Our instructor for this class was on Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) faculty as Asst Professor of Glass, and will be teaching at Corning Studio next year. More about Debra Ruzinsky in another posting.
In this class you will make a vessel form in glass using the lost wax process. Students will begin with a pre-made wax form that they will carve into and alter. Students will be asked to research surface decoration ideas for their project before coming to class, then bring the ideas to class in the form of sketches, xeroxes, magazine clippings, etc. Students will make plaster silica molds and steam out wax. Basic finishing techniques will also be explained. No experience necessary - wear work clothing and closed toed shoes.
|Dates||November 14, 15, 22|
|Time||9:30am - 1:30pm|
23 August 2009
One of Sean's finished works.
18 August 2009
Jonathan Matis of The Low End String Quartet is planning a musical event at the artdc Gallery. If you have not yet seen the great glasswork on exhibit, come on by this weekend and get the bonus of live bands performing!
The bands will include A Light Sleeper, The Low End String Quartet, and Pure Horsehair. The first is a really great band from Chicago called A Light Sleeper and their music is wonderfully fragile and elegant. It's their first time out to the east coast so we can get a listen before they take off and we'll never be able to hear them in such an intimate setting again.
Also on the bill is The Low End String Quartet, celebrating the release of a new cd, Blunt Objects. Hyattsville-based composer and guitarist Jonathan Matis put this group together with the idea that string quartet music that rocks is awesome. It will change the way you think of classical instrumental music.
But wait, that's not all! Coming down from Brooklyn will be Pure Horsehair. Finger picking guitarist / songwriter Garrett DeVoe is the real thing.
Who: artdc Gallery, A Light Sleeper, The Low End String Quartet, Pure Horsehair
What: Concert @ the artdc gallery
When: 7:00pm August 22nd 2009.
Where: artdc Gallery
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Arts District Hyattsville by EYA
At this year's Art-O-Matic, Megan was one of the critical and audience favorite artists showing at the huge artwork exposition, with her mixed media sculpture work titled "Comforts of Home".
Comforts of Home - Artomatic 2009 installation. Glass, ceramic, cast aluminium
Megan has written about her work:
In my sculpture I capture moments in a narrative and express them as artifacts (or sometimes artifice). In many cases the narrative is autobiographical, but through the reduction of the story to a few simple objects I hope to make the narrative more universal and at the same time create an air of personal mystery.
Click HERE to jump to Megan's website.
16 August 2009
artDC's gallery in Hyattsville was packed with collectors and fans of art. Here are some quick pics of the event.
11 August 2009
one of Anne Plant's fused window glass landscapes - 'Blue Sky'
Joe Corcoran's colorful 'Give or Take'
One of Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass knots
Michael Janis' sgraffitto 'Dreaming of Salvation'
Mixed media artist Sean Hennessey's 'The Path of the Boatman'
The opening reception is Saturday, August 15, 2009 4-6 pm
artDC Gallery / The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
08 August 2009
The August 8, 2009 weekend edition of the Washington Post newspaper Real Estate section had an article on the Washington, DC suburb of Mount Rainier, MD.
Post writer Jim Brocker enthused about the area being "something special", with the "bungalows, large lots and tree-lined streets" with mentions of the Washington Glass School as one of the arts centers located in the "artist' haven". Combined with a large color photo taken inside the glass school, showing Michael Janis coldworking a class project by UK artist Stephen Beardsell as proof of the specialness.
For the article in its entirety - click Here
07 August 2009
06 August 2009
Juried by the senior curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, two of Erwin Timmers' cast glass sculptures were selected from the over 400 artworks submitted, and will be featured in the 2009 review of artwork by artists of the Mid Atlantic at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.
The exhibit opens September 15 and runs through October 23, 2009. Opening Reception is Sept 20, from 2-4 pmHoyt Institute of Fine Arts Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition 124 E Leasure Ave, New Castle, PA 16101
03 August 2009
Another joint class between