Symposium: 'California Contributions: 50 Years of American Studio Glass 1962-1212, a California Glass Exchange. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement. Come celebrate the evolution of the Studio Glass movement and the contributions of California artists. This is a unique opportunity to see the founders and innovators of the Studio Glass movement sharing techniques and expertise at one location.
Keynote Speakers: Suellen Fowler, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, and Susan Stimsmuehlen-Amend
Demonstrations: in the six glass studios-Blowing, Cold Working, Fusing, Casting, Neon, Flame Working, and Enameling.
Panels and Lectures: featuring prominent glass artists who began working in glass in California from 1962 to present day.
Art Exhibition: The exhibit features California glass artists from the 1960's to the current era. The 90-piece exhibition will be on display both Saturday and Sunday.
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday November 10th - 6pm-9pm. This event will honor collectors, including collector Dorothy Saxe, and artists who have made special contributions to the California glass community. Admission is free for the reception.
"Future Generation: A Glass Student Workshop: The symposium will also include a workshop targeted to high school age youth. The workshop is a partnership between The Crucible Youth Glass Program and Jaime Guerrero, the Director of the Mudtown Glass Department at Watts Labor Community Action Committee. The goal of the workshop is to bring together a group of at risk youth glass artists from Oakland and Watts who will have the opportunity to gain personal instruction from leading glass artists from throughout California.
This event is partially sponsored by: The Crucible, The Glass Alliance of Northern California, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Denny Abrams, the Glass Art Society, and the Clay and Glass Association Foundation.
Presented by The Crucible.
$15 General Admission, $10 Students or Crucible Members per day.