ARTISTS AS INFLUENCERS: PATHWAYS IN GLASS
September 04, 2020 - November 29, 2020
KRASL ART CENTER - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
In the 1960s, glass blowing moved from the factory floor of industry into the artist’s studio via the Studio Glass movement. This evolution shifted perceptions of the medium and birthed generations of artists working and innovating in glass.
Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass features a personally selected roster of 12 artists by guest curator and founder of Water Street Glassworks, Jerry Catania. His impact on education and the arts in this region was immense. It was his desire to demonstrate the value of mentorship within the glass community, and its significance to the evolution of contemporary glass art through this exhibit. In honor of Jerry, a selection of his sculptural glass will also be displayed.
Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Tim Belliveau, Raghvi Bhatia, Percy Echols, Mundy Hepburn, Justin Hunting, Wes Hunting, David King, Charles Manion, Theresa Pierzchala, Kait Rhoads, Cassandra Straubing, Edgar Valentine, Eli Zilke; plus an honorary selection of artworks by curator Jerry Catania.
Krasl Art Center’s galleries are free and open to the public. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies Visit Krasl Art Center. Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and parties – both in person and online. All events require advance registration. To register, visit Krasl Art Center.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Brianna Barron, one of the 12 artists in the Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass exhibit, will be demonstrating in our hot shop. Stop by to watch this talented glass artist!
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VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST LYNNE CLAYTON OF WATER STREET GLASSWORKS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 12:00 PM
Join Lynne Clayton, Executive Director of Water Street Glassworks and Tami Miller, KAC Curator for an insightful virtual tour of the exhibition. FREE on Facebook Live
SPECIAL EVENT WITH PARTICIPATING ARTIST EDGAR VALENTINE
FEATURED ON THE NETFLIX SERIES “BLOWN AWAY”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Krasl Art Center and Water Street Glassworks celebrates Artists as Influencers with participating artist Edgar Valentine, featured on the Netflix series “Blown Away.”
GALLERY TOURS WITH EDGAR VALENTINE
Krasl Art Center - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Krasl Art Center and Water Street Glassworks celebrates Artists as Influencers with participating artist Edgar Valentine, featured on the Netflix series "Blown Away." Join Edgar Valentine and KAC Curator Tami Miller in the galleries and online for an intimate introduction to the exhibition and Valentine's artwork.
Visit Krasl Art Center for tour schedule and registration.
GLASS DEMO WITH EDGAR VALENTINE
8:30 - 9:30pm - Water Street Glassworks Hot Shop
Edgar Valentine, one of the 14 participating artists in KAC's exhibition, will be demonstrating his glassblowing techniques at Water Street Glassworks as part of the events scheduled for the exhibit. WSG is excited to welcome him to our studio and provide the community an opportunity to watch him work!
Edgar Valentine was introduced to the art of glassblowing at the age of 12 through the Hilltop Artists program in Tacoma, Washington. A year later he was hired onto their production team. Valentine has been practicing and studying his craft around the US, and has been working at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio since 2017. He has gathered knowledge from his favorite artists to create and express his own style, telling his stories through his work. Valentine was the youngest competitor featured on Blown Away.
“Glass art came into my life at a young age. I was 12 years old when I took my first class through the Hilltop Artist program. As a 7th grader, I had no clue how far this lifestyle would take me. My first advanced glass sculpting class was in 2011, and that was when I truly fell in love with the medium. I have always loved creating with my hands. I developed such a deep connection with the material when I was in high school attending Tacoma School of The Arts. To this day, glass art is more than just my passion. It's my life.”