2007: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 2007

Glass Art Society 37th Annual Conference

Transformational Matter, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7-9, 2007
Pittsburgh was a fabulous conference with over 1,230 attendees from 27 countries.

Prepare to be Transformed in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is at a point of transformation: From steel mills and glass factories to high technology and artist studios, from lost and abandoned spaces to reclamation through creative force. Brown fields have become green fields, empty buildings have become artists’ hubs. Not only has the city experienced a transformation but so have its people and institutions. We are evolving personally from within but also being changed by forces outside of ourselves.  We are conscious of the external pressures coming from academia, industry, the economy, customers and competition that affect us, but we are not certain how we are being impacted.

Transformation is always internal and external. That is the struggle - to keep focus, keep vision intact and not get lost in the pull of external pressures or mired in uncertainty. We, as artists and institutions want to find the balance in the transformation. The question to be addressed at this conference is what lies in the vortex of transformation. 

Join us in Pittsburgh!

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