Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
2014 GAS Conference Announced
2014 Conference Announcement
Chicago, Illinois, March 20 - 22, 2014
Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds
Dear Members and Friends of the Glass Art Society,
The Glass Art Society is thrilled to announce that the 43rd conference will be held in the Windy City. Chicago is second to none when it comes to a thriving, diverse cultural scene. It is home to renowned architecture, public art displays, galleries, museums and colleges, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Millennium Park. We will be hosting the conference at well-known venues such as the historic Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center - all centrally located in the heart of downtown.
CR_ChicagoRiver_WillisTower.jpgGAS will be partnering with one of the newest additions to Chicago’s flourishing art scene, Ignite Glass Studios, located in the West Loop neighborhood. Hot glass, flameworking and cold working will be showcased in this state of the art learning center. Our second demo site is West Supply Company, a unique facility that joins glass production with a foundry, which casts concrete and metals for some of the most notable collections in the high-end design, interiors, and gallery markets.
The conference will therefore focus on artist communities and collaboration, the forging of new bonds and new materials, bringing together artists with diverse backgrounds, techniques, and design aesthetics.
We are now accepting proposals for conference content, including lectures, demonstrations, lec-mos, and panel discussions. GAS invites you to submit presentation ideas that will best highlight the theme.