The international biennial glass symposium – GlassWeekend - was just held at Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey - home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass.
The biennial event brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and social events.
Seven artists were chosen as “RISING STARS”, featured at GlassWeekend. The title of “Rising Star” indicates that these are the artists that the glass organizations believe to be the future of the medium.
"Rising Star" artist Michael Janis at Maurine Littleton Gallery space. Photo: Linda Greene - AACG
Maurine Littleton Gallery space at GlassWeekend.
The exhibition is a great snapshot on the direction the studio art glass movement is heading. The movement will hit the 50 years mark next year, and it is interesting to note that of the 16 "Rising Stars" named in the past two biennials, only 2 of them are traditional glass blowers, 1 is a ladle caster and the rest are warm glass artists. Does this mean that the glass world is finally giving kilnforming its props? One hopes!
"Rising Star" artists discuss the medium during a panel discussion. L-R Michael Janis, Julius Weiland & Sungsoo Kim. Photo: Linda Greene - AACG
Kari Russell-Pool discussing her torchwork artwork in Duane Reed Gallery's space.
Click HERE to jump to some more photos of the artwork on exhibit at GlassWeekend 2011.
The Atlantic City press has a nice mention of the events - click HERE to jump to the article.