2010 Special Exhibitions

The following places will host ongoing glass exhibitions during the GAS conference. These are the listings as of March 10, 2010.  An updated list can be found here (pdf).

Gallery Hop

June 11, 2010, 5 pm - 9:00 pm

Galleries Open Downtown

Trolleys will circulate in the downtown loop from Glassworks to Flame Run with stops at Cressman Center in between. Buses will circulate between the Louisville Downtown Marriott Hotel, Southern Indiana and Glassworks.

KY Museum of Art and Craft

715 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


Mark Peiser: A Life with Glass

A mini-retrospective exhibit featuring works from all stages of the artist’s career drawn from his personal collection, select pieces from private collections and pieces from his most recent body of work. Since 1967, when Mark Peiser became involved with the Studio Glass Movement, he has been recognized for his uniquely individualized approaches and accomplishments. Peiser’s continual investigation of the expressive implications of glass properties and processes has led to distinctive bodies of work.


Glass Jewelry: An International Passion for Design

An international invitational exhibition featuring artists who utilizing glass as the primary component of their jewelry. This includes blown glass, flame-worked, cast, fabricated and appropriated glass. Among the participating artists are:  Sydney Cash, Dan Clayman, Joyce Roessler, Michaela Maria, Linda McNeil, James Minson, Richard Meitner, Amy Rueffert, Kathleen Elliot, Rob Snyder, Karen Wilenbrink-Johnson, Sari Liimatta, Don Friedlich, Simsa Cho, Giselle Courtney and Laura Donefer.


Works by Tom Philabaum


21c Museum Hotel

700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


Wheel of Fortune

Anne Peabody's "Wheel of Fortune", a site-specific installation commissioned by the 21c Museum will be on display in the Atrium Gallery in conjunction with the 2010 GAS conference. The work consists of a monumental funnel cloud constructed of silvered glass and hand-carved gilt wooden figurines. Since 2006, the artist has been exploring the idea of the hierarchy of objects, and their use in recording a specific place and time. This work is a physical record of the tornado that leveled much of Louisville on April 3, 1974. Mink coats and candelabras mingle in the sky as equals with cigarette butts and broken bits of glass. Previous exhibitions of her work include Glass Stress at the 53rd Venice Biennale, and “Fallen Nest” commissioned by the city of New York.



Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


Beyond Broken Windows: Baseball in Glass

Scott Darlington and John Miller blow away the notion that baseball and glass don't play well together. Miller's outrageously large versions of ballpark food include hot dogs big enough to make Babe Ruth blush, and french fries you could swat a home run with.  Darlington's playful takes on the iconic elements of America's pastime offer a fresh, fun perspective on the sport. Don't miss this double play by two old glass-blowing buddies who want to take you out to the ballgame. 




PYRO Gallery

624 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


Concerns about Cognition 

An exhibition of figurative abstractions that externalize and visualize internal affairs. Matthew Cummings and Pike Powers.  Chapman/ Friedman Gallery curators.


Element 14

Three local glass artists Laura Mentor, Fred diFrenzi and Mary Dennis Kannapell explore dimensions of glass in images, surface techniques and sculptural forms.





815 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202



Melting the Cultural Fringe: An Exploration in Glass of Contemporary (Sub)Culture

Glassworks is excited to present a glass exhibition that is truly on the edge.  From graffiti to hot rods, fashion to music, all things of urban subculture will be examined through glass objects and installations. Artists include: John Miller, Nanda Soderberg, Leo Tecosky, Jamie Randall, Amy Pender & Devyn Baron, Jon Capps, Joe Stanaway, Einar and Jamex De La Torre, Carrie Battista, Slinger, Matt Eskuche, and Slate Grove (curator).


Glassworks Gallery

OneofAKind: Unique Objects Created by Glassworks Gallery Glass Artists

Casey Hyland, Jonathon Swanz, Mark Payton, Chad Balster, Pablo Soto, Mark Matthews, Geoffrey Beetem, Anthony Schafermeyer, Josh Simpson, Sydney Cash, Matthew Cummings and many more.


Glassworks Hotshop

Sneakers and I-beams: Illuminations

Lighting installation featuring current works of Deborah Czeresko. All works will be made at Glassworks.




The Gallery at Actor’s Theatre

316 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202



Life is serious; glass doesn’t have to be. A collection of artists making work with a sense of humor. Devyn Baron, Carrie Battista, Johnny Gordon, J.W. May, Amanda Patenaude, Amy Pender, Amy Ritter, Dorie Guthrie…and others…




Bishop’s Hall, Christ Church Cathedral

421 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202


Stained Glass Designs from the Archives of Blum Ornamental Glass Company

Founded in 1856, Blum Ornamental Glass Company has been a leading designer and purveyor of stained glass in Kentucky and surrounding states.  The Company's archives include designs for churches throughout Kentucky as well as designs from allied firms in Germany.  The exhibition includes precisely drawn designs from throughout the history of the firm. Included are religious themes, as well as decorative designs in Beaux-Arts, Art Nouveau, and Modern formats.



University of Louisville’s Cressman Center

100 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


Intersection: Work from the Sutherland Artists-in-Residence Series

The Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass lecture series seeks to further the field of glass art by creating a link between the artist’s studio practice, U of L students, and the public. The Sutherland Series fosters innovation by providing professional artists with a working environment that is conducive to creativity and free of distractions. Students are provided the opportunity to work hands-on with professional artists in the creation of their work, while the community is invited to enjoy insight into the spectacle of the creative process. This exhibition will showcase the work of a number of former Sutherland Artists-in-Residence. Former artists include- Kana Tanaka, Einar de la Torre, Jamex de la Torre, Daisuke Shintani, Atsuko Tajima, Densaburo Oku, Jon Clark, Therman Statom, Shane Fero, Nancy Callan, Jessica Julius, Erica Rosenfeld, Richard Jolley, John Miller, and Ed Hamilton.




University of Louisville’s Rouge Noir Gallery

333 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


Hot Talent: Recent Students and Alumni of the Hite Art Institute Glass Program

Current students and recent alumni of Hite Art Institute’s glass program.




Swanson Reed Contemporary

638 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

Zephyr Gallery

610 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


Glass Uprising

Youth, beauty, talent, resistance, intelligence, skill, creativity, all exhibited in glass featuring a wide variety of contemporary glass art that pushes the boundaries and explores possibilities. The exhibit is shown at two galleries located in the same block of the East Market Street Arts District. Works by Oben Abright, Alex Bernstein, Christina Bothwell, Nancy Callan, Nicole Chesney, Deanna Clayton, Keith Clayton, Stephen Paul Day, Susan Taylor Glasgow, Jeremy Lepisto, Lucy Lyon, Sibylle Peretti, Pike Powers, Preston Singletary, Ethan Stern, C. Matthew Szosz, Timothy Tate , and Michael Taylor.  Exhibition advised and assisted by Leonard and Adele Leight.





six 40

640 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202


Love N’ Kentucky

“LOVE N’ Kentucky” is a show composed of works created by female glass artists Amy Ritter and Doreen Garner from Philadelphia. These works speak about the sexual tension that exists between the glass artist and their relationship to the material. The combination of three dimensional and two dimensional glass will explore the undeniable sexual qualities that resides within the process of glass making.



Paul Paletti Gallery

713 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


Wet Plate

Wet Plate Collodion Prints by Paul Taylor & Ambrotypes and Tintypes by Bill Schwab. (The ambrotype process (from Greek ambrotos, "immortal") or amphitype is a photographic process that creates a positive photographic image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process.)




The Green Building Gallery

732 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


complacent [kuhm-pley-suhnt]


pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied: This two person show is the result of years of discussion between two friends who share similar opinions towards art, glass, and the world at large. Matthew Eskuche and McKinley Moore will use glass and other mixed media to serve as a commentary on the overwhelming consumerist complacency of the American people and the general sense of apathy towards what is going on in the world around them. 





742 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206


New Works by Brook Forrest White, Jr.

Who says fine art has to match your sofa? Sculptural and blown glass vessels worked into your everyday living environment.




Jonathan Capps Studio

808 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206


New Works by Jonathan Capps

An informal open studio of glass artist Jonathan Capps where work and works in progress can be viewed.


Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

828 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206


Benjamin Edols & Kathy Elliot

Works by these Australian artists in the main gallery. Signature blown and cold worked vessels and sculptures.


Centre College & Friends

A wide selection of glass art from Centre College alumni and friends who are currently 

working in glass. Stephen Rolfe Powell, Brook Forrest White, Jr., Patrick Martin,  Jonathan Capps, Adam Kenney, Anne Rushing, Chris Bohach, Marcus Waldner, Nathan Watson, Ronnie Phillips, Sungsoo Kim, Ted Jeckering, Thomas Spake, John Stokes, Che Rhodes, Paul Nelson, Paul Hugues, Matthew Cummings, Naomi Stuecker, D.H. McNabb, Jonathan Swanz, and Brent Sommerhauser.




Felice Vineyards

829 East Market Street, Louisville KY 40206


An Irishman and an Indian Walk into a Bar

Artists Eoin Breadon and Jason Chakravarty create a site-specific installation based on a NEA grant given to Tom Marioni in the 70s. Marioni proposed a project that asked: where does art take place? Where is art realized? Where is point of creation? In 1970 he made exhibit at Oakland Museum called “The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is Highest Form of Art.” Sat down, talked and discussed theories – led to projects. In honor of  Tom’s particular project, Eoin Breadon, an Irishman, and Jason Chakravarty, an Indian, collaborate  to build a bar/restaurant scene out of glass filled with cultural aspects from the area (bourbon, horse racing, etc.) using a unique neon process.   Do we talk about art (i.e., “socialize”), creating ideas for art -  or is it the creation of that  idea where we take the discussion and turn it into the actualization of the object itself?  .



Galleries Open in New Albany for Trolley Hop, Indiana (accessible via shuttles)

Carnegie Center for Art & History

201 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150


Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz

In celebration of New Albany’s history as the site of the first plate glass to be manufactured in the United States, the Carnegie Center for Art & History is presenting Phase Change, an exhibition of works in glass by C. Matthew Szösz.  Szösz states: “My work is created by employing ready-made material,  most often common window glass, as a tool for the investigation of material behavior. It is heated to a point of flexibility, subjected to acute force, and quickly solidified. The resulting forms are created partly by my manipulation, and partly by the physical response of the glass to stresses placed on it. In this way, the works are partnerships between the glass and myself - a carefully planned and assembled experiment is prepared, and then submitted to physics for sudden, violent, often unpredicted  results.”




Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, IN 47150


Barr Gallery

“Southern Manic Drawl" by Stephen Rolfe Powell


Ogle Center Gallery

“Progression: 1996-2010” by Brook Forrest White. Jr.


Library Gallery

“The Light of Serendipity”

Works by John Guenther, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts Kiln-formed glass with patterned color and freeform designs


Library Gallery Display Case

“Works from the Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN”

This exhibit will highlight the diverse works of Professor Curtiss Brock, who is head of the glass program at Tennessee Technological University, and his students.


Ogle Center Lobby

“Contrast” by Laurel Streible

Kiln-formed objects inspired by opposing earth elements. Laurel is a graduate of the B.F.A. program at IU Southeast.




Gallery on Pearl

222 Pearl St., New Albany, IN 47150



This exhibit will feature one-of-a-kind glass artworks created through a variety of glass techniques.  Kiln-formed glass (slumped, cast, and fused), Hot glass (blown), Lamp-worked glass, and Cameo glass techniques coupled with hot glass and pate de verre. The glass artists are from Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia:  Marilee Burnside, Shane Caswell, John Guenther, Ann Klem, Phillip Nolley, Kerry Zimmerman





New Albany, Indiana

City of New Albany,  New Albany, IN 47150


New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project Installation by John King

In 1870, John B. Ford’s New Albany Glass Works became the first company in the United States to manufacture plate glass. The first American-made plate glass window was installed in clothier and merchant tailor John Hieb’s store at 316 - 318 Pearl Street in New Albany. To honor this local history, Louisville artist John King will create a series of sculptures made from recycled glass that will be installed on the side of the River City Winery building, located across the street from the site of the installation of the first plate glass made in the nation.  King says, "my sculptures will incorporate images and designs representing New Albany's rich historic background as well as its present thriving businesses and cultural attractions." This installation is part of the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project, a multi-year public art exhibition that builds public awareness of, and interest in, New Albany's upcoming bicentennial by presenting stories of our history through the eyes of local and regional artists.




Galleries Open on Trolley Hop Night on Frankfort Avenue and Mellwood Art Center (no shuttles)


Kaviar Forge & Gallery           


Dual Lampworking Exhibition

Andrew Jackson Pollack and Jennifer Umphress both specialize in lampworking and share a love of aquatic themes.  Pollack's work has been described as "Venetian with a little New Orleans funk" and Umphress focuses on capturing oceanic movement.




Gallery Janjobe

1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206


Flameworking: Some Like It Hot!

The focus for this exhibit will be on flameworked sculptural pieces, both soft and hard glass. Among the featured artists will be Kim Fields.




Gallery M at Mellwood

1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206


Divergence: Glass artists working at Mellwood

Features the work of Mike Clark, Clair Raabe, and Johnny Gordon. The show offers works of lamp, blown and stained glass.


Slate Grove: Portrait of the Artist.

This series includes 3 life size, blown glass torso's and 2 large, framed, flat glass pieces.



Galleries Open South of Broadway (no shuttles)


Galerie Hertz

1253 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40201


Cross Pollination: Collaborations with Glass

Expect the unexpected with Jonathan Swanz, an ideologically and technically diverse glass artist, collaborates with 6 Louisville-based 2-dimensional artists to create an artistic forum using glass as a medium for expression. Through conversations and experimentation, Jonathan, working in both blown and kiln formed glass, facilitates these mature artists in translating some of their fundamental ideas into glass objects. The artists each have a distinct aesthetic, ranging from minimalist landscape to geometric color expressionism, and from biomorphic surrealism to subtle eroticism. Blown glass, kiln-formed glass, mold-melted glass, image transfer on glass, projections, and installations will all be used to create unique works in glass. Starring: Billy Hertz, Julius Friedman, Stephen Irwin, Letitia Quisenberry. Rebecca Norton, and Skylar Smith.


Weber Gallery

The Council on Mental Retardation, 1151 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40203


Shine! – Possibilities in Glass

A unique collaborative project that allows Glassworks artists to work with members and families of the Council on Mental Retardation in creating a series of  meaningful and inspiring artworks in glass. Participating artists include Jonathon Swanz, Chad Balster, Casey Hyland, Lori Beck, Rebekah Davis, and Jacqueline Back.





Exhibitions/Galleries (Non-Hop Night) Showcasing Glass as Art during GAS 2010


Speed Art Museum

2035 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40208


Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?

Created around 1960, the international studio glass movement will, in 2010, move past the half-century mark. Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise? will look at the movement's development from both an historical and a critical perspective. Drawing heavily from the Leonard and Adele Leight collection.




Frazier International History Museum

829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202


American Bottles: Then and Now

For hundreds of years, glass has been the choice material to bottle spirits. From the Speed Art Museum, historical bottles have been selected from the Robinson Brown collection. Ranging from 1815 to post civil war, these bottles incorporate political and fraternal themes as well as suggest optimistic hopes for America’s prosperity. In contrast, contemporary bottle artworks of Robbie Miller, Nadege Desgenetez, Casey Hyland and others, use the bottle strictly as a “messenger”. So, as the historical bottles served a prodigious thirst for distilled spirits, these art bottles serve a thirst for the eyes and imagination.




Louisville Visual Arts Association

3005 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207


Ne10 Louisville: Ten Luminous Artworks

An exhibition of contemporary luminescent glass art, featuring ten works by national artists.  Wayne Strattman, Ph.D., Curator




Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth St., Louisville, KY 40202


Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect & Spirituality

A ringside inspired installation by Scott Darlington




Yew Dell Gardens

6220 Old LaGrange Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014


Yew Dell’s 3rd Annual Garden Sculpture Show

Including the work of a strong contingent of talented glass artists recognizing the importance of glass as an artistic medium. More than 70 pieces in a wide range of materials and styles will be displayed throughout the gardens and grounds in venues chosen specifically by the artists. The event is designed to bring together gardeners, sculptors, art collectors and others with an interest in gardens and art.  The event is designed to bring together gardeners, sculptors, art collectors and others with an interest in gardens and art.  Approximately 70 sculptures in a wide range of materials and styles will be displayed throughout the gardens and grounds in venues chosen specifically by the artists, with an emphasis on glass: Jonathan Swanz, Paul Nelson and Casey Hyland.




Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

901 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301


Art of the Glassmaker

A survey of regional glassmakers presented in celebration of Louisville’s International Glass Conference in June 2010.




Glass Related Events During GAS 2010


Downtown New Albany

Downtown New Albany, IN 47150


Glass by the Block

All of downtown New Albany and many artists are coming together to present glass exhibitions and temporary installations in alternative sites – all within easy walking distance. Take a 5-minute drive from downtown Louisville to view multiple glass installations, a ballet performance, and music, then enjoy dinner in a local restaurant and a drink at the local brewery or winery!  You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a special performance of the Louisville Ballet choreographed to the music of the glass armonica Friday evening and the Kentuckiana Celtic Fest Saturday in the setting of the New Albany outdoor ampitheater, which is located right on the Ohio River.



The Glass Performance Art Film Festival



815 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


Premiers 6/11/10 at Glassworks Black Out Bash


In an hour-long video presentation delivered on edited DVD, The Glass Performance Art Film Festival (co-curated by Rik Allen, Kim Harty, and Andrew Page) will present 12 five-minute excerpts of the most significant work that brings together hot glass and performance art.



Glass Armonica Ballet Performance


New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 7:30 pm on 6/11/10


Foot of Pearl Street at the Ohio River, New Albany, IN 47150

In conjunction with the special Trolley Hop June 11, 2010 the Louisville Ballet Civic Company will perform a dance choreographed by Kim Nygen Cox to the music of the glass armonica.

CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS for the 2010 GAS Conference/Glass30:

Any artist wishing to participate in exhibits or installations during GAS Louisville or GLASS30: Four Weeks of Fire, please contact info@GASLouisville2010.org and let us know your interest, send a portfolio and we will try to match you with a gallery or venue for installation.

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