2012 Day of Glass

Demos, Shows & More — Free & Open to the Public

Demonstation_copy.jpg2012 Days of Glass

Toledo and its neighbors are ready to celebrate glass art and glass artists! Join the fun at the special events listed below. Many of these events are free and open to the public. Please check back periodically, as new venues may be added in the coming weeks.

(Shown at right: the Motor City Goblet Blowers.)

Toledo Day of Glass
Detroit Day of Glass
Ongoing exhibitions in the area—some open during the Days of Glass

Quick Links by Date and Event Type

June 13 Demonstrations: BSGU • Fire NationGathered ArtMark MatthewsOwensSchmidt MessengerTMA
June 13 Exhibitions: BSGU • Fire NationGathered ArtMark MatthewsOwensSchmidt MessengerTMA
June 13 Golf Outing
June 13 Receptions/Parties: BSGU
June 17 Demonstrations: Axiom Glass CCS Glass AcademyMichigan Hot Glass 
June 17 Exhibitions: Axiom GlassGlass AcademyHabatat Michigan Hot Glass
June 17 Receptions/Parties: Glass AcademyHabatat  •  U Mich-Dearborn

Toledo Day of Glass - Wednesday, June 13

Bowling Green State University: Demonstration, Exhibition & Reception
Fine Arts Center, Glass Studio • 419.372.2786 • www.art.bgsu.edu
Demo: 10 am to 4 pm
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Reception: noon to 2 pm
Free to the public
In conjunction with BGSU’s exhibition Glass Masters of Japan and the U.S. Studio Glass Movement: A Conversation, Japanese glass artists Sayaka Suzuki and Hiromi Takizawa will be collaborating to combine blown and cast glass objects in BGSU’s Glass Studio from 10 am to 4 pm. The gallery reception from noon to 2 pm is also open to the public.

Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery: Demonstrations & Exhibition
7166 Front St, Holland • 419.866.6288 • www.firenation.com
The studio is open 11 am - 10 pm
Demos: 1 pm - 9 pm (approx)
Free to the public
In addition to their show, Here’s to the Next 50 Years, Firenation hosts demonstrations in the afternoon. (Can’t make it on Wednesday? Firenation is hosting demos on June 14 from 7 pm onwards.)
Demo Schedule:
10 am:   Matt Paskiet - sculptural/blown sandcasting
noon:     Dean Allison - human form, mold blowing
2 pm:     John Miller - soup de jour: hot-glass sculpture

Gathered Art Gallery and Studios: Demonstrations & Exhibition
23 North Huron • 419.356.3703 • www.gatheredstudios.comtheadamgoldberg.com
10 am to 5 pm (or later)
Free to the public
Grand opening of this new gallery with a show called The State of the Art. Demonstrations by local and national artists, including Gianni Toso.

Mark Matthews Glass Studio: Demonstrations & Exhibition
22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold (inside Sauder Village) • 419.446.9469 • www.markmatthewsglass.com
10 am - 5 pm; with a pause for lunch
Free to the public; obtain a “shoppers pass” from the admission desk in entrance building to Sauder Village
Demonstrations by Mark Matthews.

Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Gallery: Demonstrations & Exhibitions
30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg • www.owens.edu
10 am to 4 pm
Free to the public
Robin and Julia Rogers give a hot-glass demonstration called Nomadic Glass. Also on view are two ongoing glass exhibitions: Images; Photography and Glass.

Schmidt Messenger Studio and Gallery: Demonstrations & Exhibitions
340 Morris St
Exhibition: 10 am - 5 pm
Demos: 1 pm - 5 pm
Free to the public
Shawn Messenger; Richard Ritter; Jack, Ian, and Zachary Schmidt; and friends will demonstrate primarily murrini techniques, from start to finish. The studio also has a gallery, which will show their work as well as that of assistants and friends.

Toledo Museum of Art: Demonstrations & Exhibitions          
2445 Monroe St • www.toledomuseum.org
10 am - 4 pm
Free to the public
Everyday is a “Day of Glass” at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion.  Enjoy their world-famous glass collection in between glassblowing demonstrations in the hotshop, all while taking in the stunning architecture of the transparent Glass Pavilion. On Thursday, the exhibition Color Ignited: Glass 1962–2012 opens to the public in the new Wolfe Gallery.

Tom McGlauchlin Memorial Golf Outing: A Fundraiser
Shotgun start at 8 am. $90/$100, includes golf, cart, range balls, and lunch (no rental clubs).
Open to GAS members and their guests.
Minimum: 20 people; CANCELED

To all those “duffers” who cannot resist a chance to play 18 at the Stone Oak Country Club: Come, join Henry Halem and friends for a scramble at this championship course. Unique trophies, and a luncheon with Halem as MC. The honors go to Tom McGlauchlin; the proceeds go to an emerging-artist travel grant for the 2013 GAS conference.

Detroit Day of Glass - Sunday, June 17

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Axiom Glass: Demonstrations & Exhibition
Russell Industrial Center • 1604 Clay Ave, 5th Floor, Detroit, MI • 248.933.2639• www.axiomglass.com
10 am - 5 pm
Free to the public
Andrew Madvin invites you Inside the Bubble at this open house with glassblowing and gallery exhibits.

College for Creative Studies: Demonstrations
201 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI • 313.664.7447 • www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
10 am - 5 pm
Free to the public
Open house from 11 am to 5 pm, with glassblowing and hot roundel casting demonstrations in CCS’s new studio, which features the latest energy-efficient furnaces by Wet Dog Glass.

4_Littleton.jpgHabatat Galleries: Reception & Exhibitions
4400 Fernlee Ave, Royal Oak, MI • 248.554.0590 • www.habatat.com
1 pm - 5 pm
Two large shows: Evolution Revolution and 40th International Glass Invitational. (Image at right: a work by Harvey Littleton, on view at Habatat in June.)  GAS conference attendees only.

Michigan Hot Glass Studio: Demonstrations & Exhibitions
1604 Clay Ave, 2nd Floor, Detroit, MI • www.michiganhotglass.com
Noon - 6 pm
Free to the public  
Open house from noon to 6 pm at Albert Young’s studio, with glassblowing demonstration and gallery exhibition.

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Alfred Berkowitz Gallery: Reception
4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI • 313.593.5087 • www.umd.umich.edu/6718/
Noon - 5 pm
GAS conference attendees only

The Glass Academy: Exhibition, Demonstrations & Studio Party
25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn, MI
313.561.4527 • www.GlassAcademy.com
Demos: 11 am - 5 pm; free to the public
Party: 6 pm - 10 pm; $10 donation suggested
Catch the Motor City Goblet Blowers in action during their demonstration, 11 am - 5 pm. Then, 6 pm - 10 pm, enjoy a studio party and performance (suggested $10 donation to benefit the Haystack School of Mountain Crafts). At the gallery: works by Chris Nordin, Marc Vandenberg, Louis Sanchez, Adam Thomas, and more.

Concurrent Glass Exhibitions In or Near Toledo

For updated information, please click here.

Concurrent Glass Exhibitions Around the US

Visit www.contempglass.org for Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass’s list of venues nationwide celebrating the 50th anniversary of US studio glass.

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.