Kicking Off Their Heels in the Hot Shop

Kicking Off Their Heels in the Hot Shop
Featuring Five Weeks of Women Visiting Artists at Museum of Glass

Tacoma, Wash. — The next five weeks at Museum of Glass will feature women artists working in the Hot Shop. Starting Wednesday, July 16 and continuing through Sunday, August 17, artists from as far away as Australia and India will work in collaboration with the Museum’s Hot Shop Team. Ranging from emerging to internationally established artists, the Visiting Artist Program at Museum of Glass offers a diverse mixture of culture, style, focus and expertise. These artists create a sense of excitement and wonder as they experiment and explore new directions in their art that may not be possible in their own studios.

“We are excited to welcome these creative women into the Hot Shop,” noted Susan Warner, executive director of Museum of Glass. “It’s so encouraging to see so many young and talented women entering the field.”

Additional Information about the Artists

July 16-20 Jessica Jane Julius

Jessica Jane Julius received her M.F.A. in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology and her BFA in glass from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she is currently an adjunct professor. Her work typically deals with issues pertaining to theories of moral, sexual, physiological, and morphological classification. Julius’ work has been shown all over the country to high acclaim and she received the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society in 2008.

July 23-26 Anjali Srinivasan

Anjali Srinivasan studied Accessories Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India. She later completed her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. She will be bringing Indian jewelry with her to her residency and will primarily focus her efforts on creating Indian glass bangles.

July 30- August 3 Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow originally began working with glass in Rotorua, New Zealand as a studio apprentice and has worked with glass ever since. Her exploration of the interaction of color, form, and light in solid transparent glass during her Ph.D. research led to her producing her own glass colors by adding metal oxides to the glass batch during the melting process.

August 6-10 Mel Douglas

Mel Douglas is a professor at the Australian National University in Canberra and is known for her refined blown and engraved objects. Douglas was recently featured in the Museum’s exhibition Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest currently on view at Wichita Art Museum. She has been awarded the Ranamok Glass Prize and Young Glass prize from the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.

August 13-17 Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman

Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman have been collaborative partners for many years. They typically begin their work with a concept or a philosophy to bring a visual quality to their experiences with each other and with the people they’ve encountered around the world. Their residency is supported by Fuel Their Fire and is generously sponsored by Becky Moores.

The Visiting Artist Program is supported by Courtyard Marriott/ Tacoma Downtown.

Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by The Ben B. Cheney Foundation, City of Tacoma Arts Commission, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, The Dimmer Family Foundation and ArtsFund.

Hours and Admission

Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Third Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, $12 general, $10 AAA members, $10 seniors, military and students (13+ with ID), $10 groups of 10 or more. Admission is free every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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