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Spring has come round again, and GAS is ramping up for another conference in Corning. This year, the conference will be missing one momentous member of the glass community, a mainstay at conferences and founder of the organization, Marvin Lipofsky. Marvin is honored in this issue as he left a special legacy for this particular publication. Lipofsky started the GAS Newsletter as a way to notify the membership of the goings-on of the community, and started the GAS Journal from his conference notes. He was a believer in using the written word to communicate and preserve ideas. His legacy and multifaceted personality is remembered by his contemporaries, Fritz Dreisbach, Audrey Handler, Michael Taylor, and Henry Halem in the memorial.
This issue of GASnews highlights many of the presenters that will be at the upcoming conference in Corning. Michelle Knox covers sculptor Deborah Czeresko and Mike Hernandez writes about John Moran and Jenny Crescuillo. Our new student rep, Emily Kuchenbecker, takes an international approach, profiling North Lands Creative Glass in her school profile, and María Renée Morales from VICARTE in Portugal for her student profile.
Geoff Isles treats us to a profile about CMoG’s new website, renvenetian.cmog.org, which is a video library of the techniques of Renaissance Venetian glassmaking. The Rakow Research Library tells us about “fugitive artists” or artists whose work is documented incompletely or, sometimes, seemingly not at all. So, on your trip to Corning, remember to bring your show cards and catalogs to drop off at the Rakow, so that you don’t become a fugitive, too.
I have heard from members from Washington to Murano, to Belgium and Amsterdam, who will be attending the upcoming conference in Corning, and registration numbers are through the roof. Looking forward to seeing you there!
-Kim Harty, GASnews Editor
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