Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass


ARTISTS AS INFLUENCERS: PATHWAYS IN GLASS

Extended through January 24, 2021

KRASL ART CENTER - BY APPOINTMENT - 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.

Featured Artists:

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.

Artists as Influence: Pathways in Glass

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING
(EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2021)

At this time, Krasl Art Center’s galleries are available for individual households to visit by appointment only. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies at Krasl Art Center. Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and other virtual events. All events require advance registration. To register, explore Adult/Teen Classes, Tours, & Kits.



ONLINE EXHIBIT

Enjoy the artwork from afar in this close-up slideshow of the work on view! Download the gallery guide to print at home, and find additional links, artist chats, and videos on KAC’s Facebook page. Visit the Virtual Exhibit



 

 

Edgar Valentine visits Water Street Glassworks

EDGAR VALENTINE VISITS WSG

This Fall we were honored to welcome Edgar Valentine, featured artist in the Netflix "Blown Away" series, to our Studio! Edgar shared his story with our Fired Up! students, how he found his passion for glass, and demonstrated his sculptural techniques. The inspiration for our Fired UP! Teen After School Program came from American Glass Master Dale Chihuly's Hilltop Project for youth in Tacoma Washington. Listen as Edgar reflects on his introduction to glass in the Hill Top Artist Project and our Fired Up! students. 
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Brianna Barron

GLASSBLOWING DEMOS:
BRIANNA BARRON

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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Coffee with the Curator

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

 


Edgar Valentine

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.”