04 March 2010

Washington Glass School History Project

1338 Half Street ca 2005
The area is now under the Washington Nationals Baseball Park
Glass artist Diane Cabe is creating a history of the studio glass movement in the Washington, DC area, and had contacted members of the Washington Glass School to get comments on how times have changed, what direction does glass art and craft seem to be going towards and sought other forms of historical documentation.
The Washington Glass School celebrates its 9th birthday this coming May, and I want to start planning now for the 10th anniversary next year by going thru old photos, show announcements, class schedules, etc. and have the WGS history recorded.
Float Glass Class, 2004
Glass 3 exhibition 2007, Georgetown
Three glass centers (Washington, DC, Toledo, OH, Sunderland, UK) combined for an international show.
Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis 2005
Glass Gallery at Art-O-Matic, 2004
Where the Washington Post's Blake Gopnick's scathing review of the all-media show titled 'Hanging's Too Good For It' included the commentary: "... the glasswork looked all right. Glass is such a gorgeous medium it's hard to screw it up, and you need some basic training even to begin to work in it." High praise indeed!
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD, 2007
As such - if any of you out there have old photos or other ephemera of the glass school - please send them in!

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