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Glass Break: The Early Days of Glass Art in the PNW
Afternoon speaker series

Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Glass Break is the new mid-day series of conversations with artists and thinkers, giving their insights into the works of art on view at Museum of Glass. Each conversation will look at the specific processes used to create the works of Albert Paley, Michael Taylor and Dale Chihuly, from how one creates distinct shapes in cold glass to the influence of the medium of glass in the art world.  

These 30-minute talks are held every Thursday starting at noon in the MOG theater. Bring your own food, or grab a bite from Choripan, the museum café.

Admission is $5. Soft drinks, water, and cookies provided.


This week's lecture: The Early Days

How did glass become so popular in the Pacific Northwest? The chat today is about how first-generation studio glass artists like Dale Chihuly set in motion the growth of glass art. Featuring internationally recognized glass artist, former Chihuly gaffer, and 1978 Pilchuck student, Richard Royal.

Challenging the definitions of the scale, relevance and expressive qualities of working in glass, Dale Chihuly has created works that encompass a sculptural context. Collaborating with artists utilizing different approaches in glass, the elements of both visions, shines through.

A look at the collaborative nature of Dale Chihuly’s artistic approach and continual experimentation, as well as, the changes the Pilchuck Glass School fostered and the ever-growing use of this medium within the art world today. 

Location: Theater
Calendar: MOG Calendar
Category: Lectures
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