Sponsored in part by: The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG)
(Setauket, NY) In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Studio Art Glass in America, Gallery North is excited to present “Art Glass” on view from June 22 – July 29, 2012.
This is the first time in its history that Gallery North has featured an exhibition of contemporary studio art glass. Judith Levy, the director of Gallery North, stated, “I know that studio art glass exhibitions around the country have drawn large crowds. I’m looking forward to a large turnout at Gallery North. We’ll be the only place to see contemporary glass art on Long Island.”
This exhibition will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Art Glass movement in America and will acquaint the community with some of the extraordinary work in that field. Included in the show will be sculptural objects, vessels and two-dimensional wall-mounted glass pieces designed by contemporary artists from the metropolitan area who create abstract, conceptual and realistic images. Throughout the duration of the exhibition there will be talks with collectors who will clarify the appeal of art glass and with artists who are passionate about creating in this medium.
Museums, galleries, art centers and universities across the country, will be honoring the 50th Anniversary by hosting lectures, demonstrations and other events. Gallery North is excited to provide a showcase for this media in our community. “The golden anniversary of American glass art is the perfect opportunity to celebrate artists nationwide and showcase exquisite glass
collections, as well as introduce sculpture in glass to others through education, awareness and community,” said Harlan Fischer, AACG President and St.
James resident. “Our goal is to energize and educate the public about studio glass art, and we’re thankful to be celebrating this art medium’s first 50 years.”
Participating Artists: Joseph Cavalieri, Jamie Harris, Robert Hickman, Lindsey Jochets, Nick Leonoff, Nobuho Nagasawa, Martie Negri, Alison Ruzsa, Lorin Silverman and Melanie Ungvarsky are a few of the Artists that will be exhibiting at Gallery North.
For information contact Gallery North, 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY 11733
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 12 – 5.