Visiting Artists at the Museum of Glass

Watch contemporary glass history in the making!  From emerging to internationally-renowned, Visiting Artists come to the Hot Shop to create new glass works in collaboration with the Museum’s Hot Shop Team.

Paul Cunningham, November 29–30
Featured Artist Paul Cunningham returns to the Hot Shop for his second residency at Museum of Glass. A local of the Seattle area, Cunningham has been a key player in Pacific Northwest studio glass, as a lead gaffer for Dale Chihuly and a collaborator with Benjamin Moore. His work utilizes patterns, and explores contrasts in color and surface.

Dan Dailey, December 4-8
(supported by Fuel Their Fire)
Conversations with the Artists: Sunday, December 8, 2 pm in the Hot Shop
Dan Dailey brings his background in Venetian glassblowing techniques to the Hot Shop. In 1972, Dailey was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, during which he was artist in residence at the Venini glass factory in Murano, Italy. In the 1980s, he collaborated with Italian glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra to create a series of blown vessels that are still sought after by contemporary glass collectors. His residency is generously sponsored by Marc Jaffe, through the Fuel Their Fire residency sponsorship program.

Micah Adams, December 11–15
Conversations with the Artists: Sunday, December 15, 2 pm in the Hot Shop
Canadian artist Micah Adams describes himself as a “sculptor, jeweler and collector of curiosities.” Although Adams has been exhibited throughout Canada, his Visiting Artist residency will be his first time working in the United States. Adams is one of three artists who were awarded 2013 Visiting Artist residencies, after submitted a proposal and portfolio to the Museum’s Visiting Artist Residency Application program.

Jen Elek, December 26-29
Conversations with the Artists: Sunday, December 30, 2 pm in the Hot Shop
Jen Elek is a glass artist who lives and works in Seattle, WA.  She received her BFA from Alfred University in 1994 and has continued her education at the Pilchuck Glass School and The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Elek has been working for artists Liono Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly and Ginny Ruffner. Elek will be working on pieces for an upcoming exhibition at Museum of Glass Look! See? The Colors and Letters of Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert opening February 7, 2014

This series is sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott/Tacoma Downtown and the Russell Family Foundation.

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