NEW GLASS AT WHEATON
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:30pm
The program explores the world of the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts, where fellowship artists live and work together as they pursue their creative visions.
New Glass at Wheaton features 2008 CGCA Fellows Charlotte Potter, Kim Harty and Rika Hawes who work in different ways with glass, sometimes combining it with other materials including performance.State of the Arts producer Susan Wallner visits the fellows at the beginning and then again toward the end of their residency, to see the work they have made and find out how the experience compared to their expectations. She also talks to CGCA creative director, Hank Murta Adams an internationally renowned artist. Adams reinforces the fact that, like any art colony, the most valuable aspect of the residency at WheatonArts for the artists is the dedicated time to focus on their creative work.Also included is a visit to Glass Weekend, a biennial event at WheatonArts bringing together collectors, artists and gallery dealers. During Glass Weekend '07 former fellows and artistic collaborators Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman gave a hot shop demonstration. The pair speaks of how their fellowships were critical to their artistic development; in fact, they describe their first fellowship in 1999 as a turning point in their careers. New Glass at Wheaton views many of the gallery booths set up for Glass Weekend and talks to collectors and dealers, including Rick Snyderman, director of the Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia and a member of the advisory board of CGCA.
Hank Adams, former Blenko Designer and CGCA director