2012 Gallery Exhibitions

2012 Concurrent Glass Exhibitions

The following Toledo-area shows are scheduled to coincide with the GAS conference in June 2012. Please check back; this page will be updated as new galleries sign on to show glass during the conference. (Last updated: March 7, 2012.)

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

Visit www.theartscommission.org for an expanded list of additional Toledo venues showcasing artwork during the Gallery Hop.

There are still venues available for artists to show their work during the conference. For more information click here: Show Your Work in Toledo.

What's Open When? Here's the Key:

† part of the Gallery Hop bus route, Friday, June 15
* open during the Toledo Day of Glass, Wednesday, June 13 (click here for Day of Glass information)
** open during the Detroit Day of Glass, Sunday, June 17 (click here for Day of Glass information)

 

Conference Shows

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SeaGate: International Student Exhibition & Sales
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TOLEDO AREA

† * 419 Gallery at the Secor: Embark
The Secor Building (Ballroom) • 425 Jefferson Ave. • 419.304.2219 • http://www.thesecor.com/
Featuring the work of emerging artists—exploring the next generation of glassworks. Works by Rebecca Chernow, Jennifer Crescuillo, John Hogan, Jessi Li, Kristine Rumman, and others. June 13 - 14: 10 am - 5 pm. June 15: 10 am - 5 pm & 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. June 16: 11 am - 5 pm.

† * 20 North: Tom & Friends: A Tribute to McGlauchlin's Legacy in Glass
18 N Saint Clair St • 419.241.2400 • www.20northgallery.net
This retrospective of the work of the late Tom McGlauchlin (a founding member of the Studio Glass Movement) places special emphasis on his previously unexhibited, final flat-glass pieces. McGlauchlin’s work will be lovingly surrounded by that of national and regional colleagues and friends, including Herb Babcock, Fritz Dreisbach, Edith Franklin, Philip Hazard, Janet Kelman, Shawn Messenger, Mark Peiser, Jack Schmidt, Norman Schulman, Robin Schultes & Patrick Dubreuil, Kelly Sheehan, Meredith Wenzel, and others. June 13 - 14: 10 am - 5 pm. June 15: 10 am - 5 pm and 6 pm -10 pm. June 16: 10 am – 5 pm. And by appointment.

American Gallery
600 Sylvania Ave # 15, Sylvania • 419.882.8949
The exhibition features the work of Judy Konesni, Baker O’Brien, and others.

† * AMK Gallery at the Secor Gallery: Joey Kirkpatrick/Flora C. Mace: A Glance at 32 Years of Collaboration
425 Jefferson Ave • 646.342.8611
Known for their large scale blown glass fruit and vegetable forms, this award-winning team has over the past 30+ years created a diverse body of work that includes both blown glass vessels with applied imagery and sculpture fabricated with wood, glass and other mixed media. June 13 - 14: 10 am – 5 pm. June 15: 10 am – 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. June 16: 11 am - 5 pm.

* Bowling Green State University: Glass Masters of Japan and the U.S. Studio Glass Movement: A Conversation
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery • 419.372.2786 • www.art.bgsu.edu
This exhibition features the work of Japanese artists Masahiro Hachida, Jin Hongo, Kazumi Ikemoto, Iwao Matsushima, Etsuko Nishi, Yuichi Noda, Shunji Omura, Ryoji Shibuya, Yoshihiko Takahashi and Harumi Yukutake; Japanese/American artists Masami Koda, Hiromi Takizawa, and Sayaka Suzuki; and Japanese/Canadian artist Naoko Takenouchi. Japanese studio glass has an intimate relationship with the U.S., with some of its preeminent members studying and/or teaching here. This exhibition celebrates the evolution of studio glass from its American roots to an international dialogue, appreciating the ways in which Japanese artists have developed their own unique glass language. Opening reception: June 13, noon - 2 pm. June 12 - June 16: 11 am - 4 pm.

† * Bullseye Gallery at Toledo School for the Arts: Import
333 14th St • 419.246.8732 ext. 222 • 503-227-0222 • www.bullseyegallery.com
Featuring the works of Giles Bettison, Jane Bruce, Cobi Cockburn, Mel Douglas, Mel George, Jessica Loughlin, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Klaus Moje, Kirstie Rea, April Surgent, and Richard Whiteley. June 12 -13 & 16: 10 am - 5 pm. June 14: 10 am – 1 pm. June 15: 10 am – 10:30 pm. And by appointment.

Dominick Labino’s Studio
419.832.2105
Baker O’Brien welcomes visitors by appointment only to see the studio of Dominick Labino. O’Brien was Labino’s only assistant and she produces her work using glass formulated by Labino in his original studio that she now owns. Please call the number above to make an appointment.

* Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery: Here’s to the Next 50 Years
7166 Front St, Holland • 419.866.6288 • www.firenation.com
Exhibitors include John Miller, Herb Babcock, and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen. Firenation celebrates its 10th anniversary and Studio Glass’s 50th. Demos during the Toledo Day of Glass on June 13: Matt Paskiet (10 am), Dean Allison (noon), and John Miller (2 pm). More demos start at 7pm on June 14.)

† * Gathered Art: The State of the Art
23 N. Huron • 419.356.3703
New work from Adam Goldberg and Gianni Toso, Robin Schultes and Pat Dubriuel, and alumni of the BGSU glass program. June 13 - 16: 10 am - 6 pm. (Open late into the evening on June 14 and 15 also.)

† * Glass Academy: Where Molten Glass Will Fire Up Your World!
Suite PL104 - on the Park Level of Fifth Third Center at 1 Seagate/550 N. Summit St • 313.561.4527 www.GlassAcademy.com
Goblets by Chris Nordin and the Motor City Goblet Blowers. Opening reception: June 15 at 6 pm. 

Hawk Galleries, Grand Plaza Hotel: Christopher Ries
444 N. Summit St., 12th Floor Concierge Room • 570.885.0101 • www.ChristopherRies.com
Internationally renowned glass sculptor and artist Christopher Ries works on display.
June 14 - 15: 11 am - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

† * Hawk Galleries at Paula Brown Gallery: Bertil Vallien: E-Echo
912 Monroe St • 419.241.8100 • 614.225.9595
June 13 - 14: 10 am - 5 pm. June 15: 10 am - 10:30 pm. June 16: 10 am - 3 pm.

** Hawk Galleries, Columbus: Lino Tagliapietra New Work
153 E. Main St, Columbus • 614.225.9595 • www.hawkgalleries.com
June 12 - 15: 10 am - 5:30 pm. June 16: 11 am - 5 pm. June 17: 1 pm - 5 pm.

† * Hot Glass Gallery: The Arts Commission
Edison Building, 100 Madison Ave • www.theartscommission.org
The Arts Commission has coordinated the Hot Glass fundraising exhibition and auction for more than 15 years, and takes this opportunity to share the works of 70+ artists who have supported our organization. June 13 - 16: 10 am - 6 pm. Extended hours during the Gallery Hop (until 10:30 pm).

Hot House Glass
larry@hothouseglass.com • www.hothouseglass.com
Brett Young and Larry Zengel welcome visitors by appointment. Please email to make an appointment.

* Hudson Gallery: Animalia Fantástica
5645 North Main St • Sylvania • 419.885.8381 • www.hudsongallery.net
Animalia Fantástica, a new series of sculpted glass works created by Julia and Robin Rogers, uses anthropomorphic forms as metaphors for human conditions. June 12 – 14: 10 am – 6 pm. June 15: 10 am - 9 pm. June 16: 10 am - 3 pm. Also on June 15: on-site demos by the Rogers and opening reception in the evening. Open during the Gallery Hop, but not on the Gallery Hop bus route.

† * Jewelry Gallery at the Paula Brown Shop: Jen Violette, Glass Wall Sculptures
912 Monroe St • 419.241.8100 • www.paulabrownshop.com
Jen Violette will be showing wall structures at the Jewelry Gallery at the Paula Brown Shop. Annie Morhauser of Annieglass will be in the shop on June 15 and16. There will be a trunk show of Antares Venezia glass jewelry designed by Fulvia Notari. The Paula Brown Shop also carries glass by Tommie Rush, iittala, Venini, Kosta Boda, and much more. June 11 - 14: 10 am - 5 pm. June 15: 10 am - 10:30 pm. June 16: 10 am - 3 pm.

** Mark Matthews Studio and Gallery
22611 State Route 2, Archbold (inside Sauder Village) • 419.446.9469 • www.markmatthewsglass.com
June 13 - 16: 10 am - 5 pm. June 17: 12 pm - 4 pm, or by appointment. Free to the public. Obtain a “shoppers pass to the glass shop” from the admission desk in entrance building to Sauder Village.

† * One SeaGate Lobby: “Blowing Glass” State University: Forty-Six Years of Teaching Glass Arts
In the Fifth Third Center at 1 Seagate/550 N. Summit St • 419.372.2786 • www.art.bgsu.edu
BGSU Alumni Exhibition. There is an opening reception on June 15 at 6 pm. June 13 - June 17: 10 am - 5pm. Extended hours during the Gallery Hop (until 10 pm).

* Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Gallery: 2 Shows
30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg • www.owens.edu
  • Images: This show features the work of Therman Statom, Tim Tate, Marc Petrovic, Susan Taylor Glasgow, April Surgent, and Michael Janis. In collaboration with Habatat Gallery. Opens June 11. Catch the Robin and Julia Rogers Day of Glass demos on June 13, 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Photography and Glass: This exhibit explores the relationship between photography and glass through the history of the photographic process. 10 am - 4 pm; opens June 11.
† * Parkwood Gallery: Art Works of the TMA Glass Studio Staff
The Arts Commission
1838 Parkwood Ave • 419.254.2787 • www.theartscommission.org
The Toledo Museum of Art has had a glass studio in one form or another since 1962. The Glass Pavilion, completed in 2006, allowed TMA to expand the glass studio as prominent part of the museum experience. The glass studio facilitates thousands of hours of programming each year, and all of these activities rely on the dedicated work of a small group of individuals who are, in fact, all artists themselves. This exhibition focuses on those individuals who support and facilitate the TMA glass community through their studio stewardship.  It is an occasion to showcase their creative endeavors as artists. Curated by Jeff Mack. June 13 – 16: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Extended hours during the Gallery Hop (until 10:30 pm).

† * Paula Brown Shop
See entries under Hawk Gallery. Also see entry under Jewelry Gallery at the Paula Brown Shop.

† * Pittsburgh Glass Center at Madhouse Gallery: Aspire: A Retrospective of Young Talent from Pittsburgh Glass Center
1215 Jackson St. • 419.873.0538 • http://www.madmadmad.com/
Pittsburgh Glass Center has deep roots and an expansive family tree after only 11 years. In this exhibition, PGC highlights the work of emerging Pittsburgh glass artists, including Chris Clarke, Brian Engel, Melissa Fitzgerald, Jason Forck, Elizabeth Fortunato, Jarrod Futscher, Arthur Guilford, Elan Kandel, Samantha Laffey, William Haynes, Heather McElwee, Ashley McFarland, and Becky Smith. June 12, 13 & 16: 10 am - 5 pm. June 14: 10 am - 1 pm. June 15: 10 am - 10pm.

* River House Arts: A Visual Conversation
115 W. Front St, Perrysburg • 419.874.8900 • www.river-house-arts.com
A Visual Conversation explores the transformation and translation of ideas as artists move from one medium to another. The seven artists included in this exhibition are perhaps better known for their work in glass, yet each of them is concurrently extending and expanding the investigation of their ideas into other media, including drawing, paintings, and printmaking. Curated by Jane Bruce, the exhibition includes works by John Brekke, Jane Bruce, Sydney Cash, Irene Frolic, Natali Rodrigues, Michael Rogers, and Judith Schaechter. 11 am – 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Also open during the Gallery Hop but not on the Gallery Hop bus route.

* Schmidt Messenger Studio and Gallery
340 Morris St
Shawn Messenger and Jack, Ian, and Zachary Schmidt show their work and that of current and former assistants and friends, including Jason Arborgast, Fritz Dreisbach, David Eichenberg, and Timothy Stover. 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday. Catch the Old Timers Blow here on Friday, June 15, 5 pm - 9 pm. Sponsored by Hanson, Inc.  (The Old Timers Blow is for GAS conference attendees only. Free private shuttle departs from the same location as the Gallery Hop buses, at SeaGate Convention Centre on Jefferson Avenue. First shuttle departs 4:45 pm; continual loop, with last shuttle departing the studio at approximately 9 pm.)

† * Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center: Obras de arte de vidrio de Homer J. Yarrito
1225 Broadway • 419.241.1655
June 13 and 14: 11 am - 5 pm. June 15 and 16: 1 pm - 9 pm. And by appointment.

† * Studio Eleven-Eleven: Leonard Marty Solo Show

1111 Adams • 419.460.3239 • www.studioeleven-eleven.com
The work of Leonard Marty, Master Instructor of Glass from the TMA Glass Pavilion will be featured. Marty will also be demonstrating at the Glass Pavilion on the Toledo Day of Glass, June 13.

† * Studio M Printmakers: Prints + Glass — n’ More
320 N. Michigan, 3rd floor • 419.343.5084
June 13-14: 4pm - 9pm. June 15: 4pm - 10pm. June 16: noon - 3pm.

† * Sur Saint Clair Gallery: ESTHETIK
1 S. Saint Clair St • 419.241.7100 (gallery) • 614.783.6159 (exhibition) • www.sur-stclair.com
Works by Domenico Cavallaro and others. June 13: 10 am - 10:30 pm. June 14: 10 am – 6 pm. June 15: 10 am – 10:30 pm. June 16: 10 am – 7 pm. And by appointment.

† * Thomas R. Riley Galleries: Overview: From Emerging Artists to Superstars
2 locations:
Works by Rik Allen, Rick Beck, Stani Jan Borowski, Pawel Borowski, Karen Buhler, Jason Chakravarty, Jose` Chardiet, Donald Derry, Cherry Goldblatt, Sungsoo Kim, Lucy Lyon, John Miller, Shelley Muzylowski-Allen, Nick Mount, J. David Norton, Binh Pho, Harry Pollitt, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Doug Randall, Ross Richmond, David Reekie, Sally Rogers, Marlene Rose, Nadine Saylor, Hiroshi Yamano, Brent Kee Young, and Toots Zynsky. Hours for both locations: June 13:  10 am - 6 pm. June 14:  6 pm - 9 pm. June 15: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. June 16: 2 pm - 5 pm. And by appointment (call 614.316.2288).

† * Thomas R. Riley Galleries: Overview: From Emerging Artists to Superstars
Works by Rik Allen, Rick Beck, Stani Jan Borowski, Pawel Borowski, Karen Buhler, Jason Chakravarty, Jose` Chardiet, Donald Derry, Cherry Goldblatt, Sungsoo Kim, Lucy Lyon, John Miller, Shelley Muzylowski-Allen, Nick Mount, J. David Norton, Binh Pho, Harry Pollitt, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Doug Randall, Ross Richmond, David Reekie, Sally Rogers, Marlene Rose, Nadine Saylor, Hiroshi Yamano, Brent Kee Young, and Toots Zynsky. Hours for both locations: June 13:  10 am - 6 pm. June 14:  6 pm - 9 pm. June 15: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. June 16: 2 pm - 5 pm. And by appointment (call 614.316.2288).

† * ** Toledo Museum of Art: Exhibitions, including the new COLOR IGNITED. Glass 1962-2012.
2445 Monroe St • 419.255.8000 • www.toledomuseum.org
On June 13, enjoy glassblowing demonstrations and TMA’s ongoing exhibitions, 10 am - 4 pm; free to the public. June 14: The exhibition Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012 opens to the public in the new Wolfe Gallery, 10 am - 4 pm. June 15: 10 am - 9:30 pm. June 16: 10 am - 4. Free to the public.

† * ** Toledo Museum of Art’s Museum Store: Collector’s Corner
2445 Monroe St • 419.255.8000 ext. 7452 • www.toledomuseum.org
Collector’s Corner is a sales gallery of original, signed works of art by more than 250 emerging and established local artists. Hours same as above.

Toledo School for the Arts
Please see Bullseye Gallery

Tom McGlauchlin’s Studio
The Glass Studio, 1940 W. Central Ave • 419.531.8667 • 419.461.4097
See a collection of Tom McGlauchlin’s work in his private (studio) gallery, by appointment only. McGaughlin was a member of the original group of artists whose experimentation initiated the Studio Glass Movement in Toledo. All work is for sale. Please call the number above to make an appointment.

† * ** University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery: REFLECTIONS + REFRACTIONS
620 Grove Place • 419.530.8300 • www.utoledo.edu/cvpa/Art/galleries/
A national group exhibition of 2-dimensional artwork inspired by, or 
interpretative of, the visual qualities of glass. Reception: Friday, June 15, 6 pm - 8 pm. Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm. Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm.

Wagar Glass
7729 Riga Hwy, Riga, MI • 419.297.3987
Mark Wagar welcomes visitors by appointment. Please call the number above to make an appointment.

* Zyndorf Glass & Arts: Works by Naomi Zyndorf and others
7965 W. Central Ave, Sylvania Township • 419.517.0051 • www.zynglass.com
June 13 - 16: 11am - 5 pm. And by appointment.

† * Zyndorf Glass & Arts: Works by Naomi Zyndorf and others

320 N Michigan St. 2nd floor • 419.297.6445 • www.zynglass.com
June 13: 4 pm - 9 pm. June 14: 2 pm - 10:30 pm. June 15: noon - 7 pm.


Detroit Area

** Axiom Glass: Inside the Bubble        
1604 Clay Ave, 5th floor, Detroit, MI • 248.933.2639 • www.axiomglass.com
Includes an exhibit of works by the studio artists. Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17.

** College for Creative Studies: Student Glass Exhibit  
201 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI • 313.664.7447 • www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
A selection of student glass works in the Sodexo Arts and Crafts Café gallery. Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17.

** Detroit Institute of Arts: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Studio Glass Movement
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit • 313.833.7900 • www.dia.org
Glass collection reinstalled for the 50th anniversary. $8; $4 for GAS conference attendees with badge and ID.

** The Glass Academy
25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn, MI • 313.561.4527 • www.GlassAcademy.com
This gallery show of works by the Motor City Goblet Blowers is open 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesday - Saturday and until 5 pm on Sundays. Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17. Artists featured include Chris Nordin, Marc Vandenberg, Louis Sanchez, and Adam Thomas.

** Habatat Galleries: 2 Shows
4400 Fernlee Ave, Royal Oak, MI • 248.554.0590 • www.habatat.com
Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17.
  • 40th Annual International Glass Invitational: Ferdinand Hampson’s Habatat Galleries will feature the work of 100 artists at this invitational, the oldest and largest annual presentation of contemporary glass in the country. Also on display is the Habatat for-sale inventory of studio glass.
  • Evolution Revolution: A special 50th Anniversary exhibition will trace the history of studio glass in the US with the help of works by 35 artists, plaques, and videos.
** The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks Glass Studio
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn MI • 313.982.6100 • www.thehenryford.org/village
The Henry Ford has five venues. Its Greenfield Village includes a period-recreation, hot-glass studio. While you’re there, check out the Motor Muster, 700+ vehicles from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, on Sunday, June 17, 9:30 am - 5 pm. This event is not free. Your I.D. and GAS conference badge gets you buy-one-get-one-free admission to Greenfield Village; with Village admission, the Musem is half-off. (Coupon Source Code: GC012. Offer valid June 11 - 19, 2012.)

Michigan Glass Month
www.MichiganGlass.org
Michigan Glass has moved its 32nd annual celebration of local, national and international glass artists to June to coincide with the GAS conference. For information about these exhibits, open houses, and demonstrations, visit their website.

** Michigan Hot Glass Studio: Mark Vandenberg Revisited      
1604 Clay Ave, 2nd floor, Detroit, MI • www.michiganhotglass.com
A selection of Mark Vandenberg’s recent lamp/blown glass works. Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17.

* ** University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Alfred Berkowitz Gallery: Works From the Permanent Collection
4901 Evergreen Rd (3070 ML), Dearborn, MI • 313.593.5087 • www.umd.umich.edu/amp_berkowitz/
An extensive overview of the gallery’s glass collection. Selected works from the permanent glass collection, including works by Littelton, Labino, Babcock, Birkhill, Brock, Carlson, Chihuly, Fujita, Glancy, Myers, Fero, Ritter, Huchthausen, and Stankard; Daum pâte-de-verre, including works by Salvador Dali; flameworked glass, including works by Birkhill, Fero, and Wallstab; UM-Dearborn’s Glass Paperweight Collection. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Reception on Detroit Day of Glass, June 17.




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