In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic glass workshops that brought glass out of the factory and into the artist’s studio,
Richmond, VA’s Visual Arts Center
will host an exhibition of work spanning the career of Harvey Littleton, the
renowned glass artist widely acknowledged as the father of the American studio
glass movement. Littleton began experimenting
with hot glass in 1959 and later established the first Studio Glass curriculum
at the University of Wisconsin, .
Prior to Madison ’s
1962 workshops, glass was solely a factory material used to make functional,
utilitarian objects. Littleton ’s
experimental and innovative use of blown glass as a sculptural material
transformed glass-making into a viable medium for artistic expression. Littleton
Harvey Littleton: A Legacy in Glass is organized in conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition of work by Dale Chilhuly, Harvey Littleton’s former student.
This exhibition is presented with support from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and the Danwell Foundation.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA
Harvey K. Littleton: A Legacy In Glass
November 9, 2012 - January 13, 2013