Author Archive for: ‘MCGAG’


Update on MCGAG Winner

From Cheryl Lapin: On a recent visit to Mesa Art Center in Arizona, glass artist, Carrie Battista, was talking about her work on display. She has long had a fascination with the circus and her work at the Art Center reflects it.  She mentioned her husband by name, Pat Frost.  I knew that name.  Then I remembered we have a …

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Thanks from Linda

Dear Members of MCGAG, I want to send a sincere thank you for your kind recognition of the website design work.  You went over the top last Sunday when you presented me with a lovely gift, at the Richard Jolley event at Ignite Studios. Inside the beautifully wrapped box were these amazing blown glass flowers.  I can’t imagine that you …

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July 26-27, 2014: MCGAG Weekend in Indiana

Twenty-six members of MCGAG spent a wonderful weekend in Indiana on July 26-27.  We met on the campus at Ball State University in Muncie.  Our first stop was the David Owsley Museum of Art to see the exhibit “Without Camouflage,” which featured the art of Daphna Kaffeman and Silvia Levenson.  These two artists use glass to create art which is …

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June 29, 2014: MCGAG visits Binh Pho

It was a great privilege to join other MCGAG members in visiting Binh Pho’s home studio on June 29th. The warm welcome and lovely glimpse into Mr. Pho’s creative work space left us wishing we could have lingered there a bit longer. We were greeted by Graeme Priddle, Pho’s jovial colleague and talented fellow wood turner in his own right from New Zealand. Our lovely tour …

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AACG Board Meets in Knoxville

The board of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) met in Knoxville, Tennessee. Several MCGAG members are part of the AACG board. They enjoyed the unveiling of the fantastic new Richard Jolly sculpture at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Neal Spero sent this picture of the AACG board.                   Follow this …

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Gayle Landy Hosts Glass Art Society Visitors

Gayle writes: The Glass Art Society (GAS) came to my home on March 19, 2014. It was a very diverse geographical distribution. People came from Australia, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Washington State, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island.I was fortunate to have wonderful docents to help me. Jan Smith, Jiyong Lee, and Michael Meilahn who is extremely knowledgeable in the …

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Steve Tobin Art in Naples, Florida

Alan and Nancy Lasser visited the Naples, Florida Art Museum.  They sent us photos of these “Cocoons”  by Steve Tobin.  You can see the size of the sculptures with Nancy standing with them. See more about Steve Tobin at  

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Spark the Creative Flame, Paul Stankard

New Book By Paul Stankard

Jane Kaplan sent this announcement about Paul Stankard’s new book: I hope you’ll consider sharing Paul Stankard’s new book, Spark the Creative Flame, Making  the Journey from Craft to Art. By focusing on the work of 12 remarkable artists, along with his own personal experiences, Paul seeks to inspire and inform not only those who work in craft but actually …

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News from Art Palm Beach

Donna Rice sent this report from the fabulous Art Palm Beach show: ART PALM BEACH … Jan.23-27 2014 Art Palm Beach had opening previews at 6 PM on Thursday,  Jan 23,2014 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  At the entrance was a large neon sculpture. Glass galleries represented were:Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Manalapan,Fl; Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis , Mo; …

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Brandie Dunn’s Adventure in Seattle

Brandie Dunn sent us a link to her own blog, describing her solo trip to Seattle and search for Chihuly’s famous Boat House.  She had some great experiences along the way, and describes them with wonderful photos.  To read about all of her adventures, click here:  

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