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Glass Studio Visiting Artists 2014

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series brings some of the world's top glass art talent to the Hampton Roads area. The 2014 lineup, detailed below, includes Nancy Callan, who is featured above in a YouTube video from a TedxEast talk she gave in 2011. Admission is always free when these glass masters are visiting and teaching. Below, click any image to enlarge.

Jan. 8-22, 2014
Sarah Gilbert

This artist and instructor from Portland, Oregon, won an international competition to become the first Minkoff Foundation 4Front Resident Artist. For more information on her work here, which involves creating glass art from casts of body parts, click here.

 

Sarah Gilbert and an example of her work

 

Aug. 7-10, 2014
Martin Janecky

In the world of glass, certain areas of expertise pop up over and over again. Martin Janecky represents the Czechoslovakian wing, and since his days as a prodigy, he's taught at some of the other familiar names in the field, including Penland and Pilchuck. For a Janecky video produced by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, click here.

 

Martin Janecky and an example of his work

 

Nov. 13-16, 2014
Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray

Nancy Callan represents both the Seattle glass scene and the Italian traditions as popularized by Lino Tagliapietra. She and Katherine Gray have worked, and taught together, at some of the top glass institutions in the world.

 

Martin Janecky and an example of his work

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