Sunday, January 24, 2016

Artwork development

In stained glass we often see he same stale images repeated again and again. I stumbled upon this "behind the scenes" story of the making of several images to promote the National Geographic film "Killing Jesus". The process is fascinating and fresh.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Technique Is Cheap"

I just used this phrase today in responding to a post on the AGG bulletin board about lamination. I know it has been widely quoted but couldn't remember who said it. [Answer: Harvey Littleton] This is the context in which I find this quote compelling:
"The method used by the contemporary artist is a constant probing and questioning of the standards of the past and the definitions of the present to find an opening for new form statements in the material and process. It is even said that this search is an end in itself. Although knowledge of chemistry or physics as they apply to glass will broaden the artist’s possibilities, it cannot create them. Tools can be made, furnaces and annealing ovens can be built cheaply. But it is through the insatiable, adventurous urge of the artist to discover the essence of glass that his own means of expression will emerge."
Read the whole article here:

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nancy Nicholson in group exhibition

“Space, Structure and Light” - ARTIST TALK
Please Join us for an informal Artist Talk.
Sunday December 13, 2015  2pm-4pm
Meet several of the artists currently on exhibit
at the Silvermine Arts Center Gallery
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

“Space, Structure, and Light”, is a contemporary glass exhibition,
curated by Moshe Bursuker, Susan Cox, and Marty Kremer,
and includes work by more than a dozen regionally and nationally known glass artists.
The Show will be up from November 8 to December 20, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Glass is More

Glass is More - Is a brand new, worldwide, unique and informative e-magazine and Newsletter on glass art and the art of glass. Glass is more! brings you daily refreshed information with texts, photos and movies on art, craft, design and architecture; books and catalogues; conferences, symposiums, seminars and festivals; expositions and world wide exposition agenda, fairs and lectures; opinions in essays, Cutting Edge; writes on techniques, historical items, science, literature, theater and sound, performances and installations; reports on schools, education and students; provides the latest awards, competitions and entries; shows the subscribers’ profiles as well the profiles on the members of the editorial group and the ambassadors feeding the editors and authors. Join us and build on to this network!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Conference Announcement

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, at PastForward 2015, we’ll begin a year-long celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act’s 50th anniversary with programming that celebrates and honors the past while looking decisively forward toward our next 50 years. In the nation’s capital we will convene the full, diverse and expansive constituency of preservation players from individuals to elected officials, federal agencies to architects, scholars to activists.