GAS 2011 Seattle Presenters
Special Lectures & Demonstrations
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||Derrick Cartwright, Director of the Seattle Art Museum
Don’t Touch the Glass!—or—the New Place of Participation in 21st Century Art Museums
In 2009, Derrick Cartwright became the director of the Seattle Art Museum, a 75-year-old institution with 25,000 objects, from 140 cultures, housed in three venues.
|Lifetime Achievement Lecture: Ann Wolff
Sponsored by Leonard and Adele Leight of Louisville, Kentucky.
||Lifetime Membership Award Lecture: Scott Benefield
|Ann Wolff is one of the most important figures in the European Studio Glass Movement. At the end of the nineties, her work took off in a new direction, the results of which were exhibited to international public acclaim. The body of which which has been produced is both new and innovative. It puts forward such themes as the individual figure in relation to the group, but also works with abstract-geometric shapes related to the human form and space. Ann lives and works in Sweden and Germany. She has received numerous awards and exhibitions, and has taught in Europe, Japan, and the USA.
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|| Scott Benefield has been a member of GAS for fifteen years, serving on its Board of Directors from 1994-2002 and acting as President during the Corning (2001) and Amsterdam (2002) conferences. He was the editor of GASNews from 1996-2002 and continues to write for the newsletter, as well as serve on the Publications Committee. Since 2008, Scott has also been a member of the GAS Advisory Committee. He currently lives and works in Northern Ireland.
Special Lectures & Demonstrations
||Labino Lecture: Pamela Vandiver
Original Sins, Glass Origins: Glass Durability & Other Technological Problems
Lecture about problems of durability, degradation mechanisms and compositional variability of glass and will compare and contrast the microstructure and composition of some ancient and modern glasses. Of special interest to our community of artists working with glass is the fact that some of our modern work is deteriorating already — even in climate-controlled environments such as that of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Dominick Labino Fund sponsors an outstanding technical lecture at each conference.
||Strattman Lecture: Stefano Catalani
Memory:identity :: signs:craft
Drawing upon vast repertoires of symbols and processes, many contemporary artists and makers strive to capture cultural memory and personal identity by exploring the direct connection of craft with cultural traditions. The lecture discusses the role of craft as cultural signifier within the contemporary artistic production and examines the "meaning" of craft in terms of its symbolic value and its interpretation.
The Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture with new and stimulating information on art glass at each annual GAS conference.
||Willson Lecture: Gay Outlaw
Coming to Glass from Someplace Else
Outlaw will discuss her background working with cast sugar, and her interest in glass as just one material in a palette of many others, including wood, paper, bronze, and felt.
The Robert Willson Fund sponsors a lecture on sculpture at each annual conference.
||Special Hot Glass Demonstration
Special Ticketing: Dante Marioni will demonstrate twice on Friday, June 3. Numbered tickets for this event are available to conference attendees starting at 7:30am on Friday, June 3, at the Pratt Hot Shop (Attendees may not sign up for this event earlier). Room capacity is limited by fire codes. You must stay in line to keep your place. Anyone waiting past the maximum number of places will be alerted that they need to choose another demo. Once Dante Marioni's first demo ends, the room will be cleared so the second group may enter. First demo group: 8:30-10am; Second demo group: 10:30am-noon.
Emerging Artists Presentations: Three emerging artists will each speak for 20-30 minutes.
HOT GLASS demonstrations
VITREOGRAPHY/printmaking from glass plates demonstrations
Lec-Mos (combination lecture and demo about artist process)
Brychtová Forum: Intergenerational Panel of North American Artists
Michelle Bufano will moderate with Panelists:
In July 2010, The Brychtova Forum, a collaborative project was presented in Seattle to celebrate the rich tradition of women artists working in glass in the Northwest, while also celebrating the life and work of Jaroslava Brychtova. This panel will comprise of a group of intergenerational artists from the Forum, who at different stages in their career will discuss their challenges and successes.
Couples Collect: A Conversation
In a conversation focusing on passions, philosophies and practices, Northwest collectors Chap and Eve Alvord, Steve and Dianne Loeb, and John and Joyce Price will share their ideas about and approaches to collecting art, with an emphasis on the importance of including glass sculpture among the artworks that they love and live with every day.
Margery Aronson (moderator)
Panelists: Chap Alvord, Stephen and Diane Loeb, Joyce and John Price
Different Voices for Unique Reasons (A Latin American Perspective)
Artists from Latin America will share their experiences as artists born in countries with no available art glass communities, galleries, schools, or collectors. Each one has had to forge their way, travel, and live different experiences that have resulted in unique works of art.
Ana Thiel will moderate with Panelists:
Green Panel: Community Glass Resources
Community access glass studios will discuss different approaches they have taken to realize savings in utility bills and lower impact by encouraging better working habits, purchasing new equipment, arranging schedules, selecting appropriate equipment, acting locally, reusing heat, and more. We will also discuss the positive effects a community access studio can have for the community as a whole.
Eddie Bernard will moderate with Panelists:
Hired Guns Panel
Jay Macdonell will moderate with Panelists:
Glass and Youth: Transforming Lives, Education and Community Panel
The panel will discuss the unique role glass programs play in transforming the lives of youth, the development of innovative community partnerships and the movement of glass into the realm of public education.
Patricia Davidson will moderate with Panelists:
Canceled, with regrets, from the Seattle Conference Schedule
Genevieve Church: Flameworked Beauty From Discarded Glass
Alasdair & Rish Gordon: Cameo Engraving
Kevin O'Grady: Flameworking demo
Ann Wolff: Lecture by Honorary Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Winner
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