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2014 GAS Conference


For the first time in its history, the 43RD annual Glass Art Society Conference will take place in the city of Chicago, offering participants from around the globe the opportunity to hear and interact with some of the greatest glass artists and creators in the world. Chicago will become an epicenter of glass art and design with workshops, demonstrations, special …

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October 13, 2013: Last Event of 2013

One of our favorite activities is visiting the homes and collections of our members.  As our last official event of 2013, we had a special treat – visits to two beautiful North Shore homes to see the stunning art collections of our hosts. While each home was different in architectural style, and in the esthetic tastes of the owners, each …

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September 15, 2013: Two Wisconsin Exhibits

Our September excursion took us to two wonderful exhibits in Wisconsin. Our first stop was a visit to an old friend, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Their show “Glass Artists of the New North: Creativity in our Midst” featured works by Wisconsin artists, several of whom were on hand to give us insight into their inspiration and methods. …

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Find Glass Art Wherever You Go

Whenever we travel, we are always looking for glass art.  Usually we search for galleries and art museums that might have exhibits of interest.  But there are other ways as well. Recently we were staying with friends in Ottawa, Canada.  When they heard of our interest in glass art, our hosts immediately went to their computer and did a search …

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Downstate Illinois: New Interest in Glass

We received this message from member Joy Thornton-Walter in Champaign, Illinois: All of the 50th Anniversary celebrations have made downstate Illinois more conscious of glass.  Among the many museum exhibits that David Dunn organized so wonderfully for the AACG, one was in Champaign (Krannert Art Museum) and one in Mt. Vernon (Cedarhurst Center for the Arts).  As you would guess, …

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Communication from Glass Artist Slate Grove

MCGAG member Cheryl Lapin would like to share current information about glass artist Slate Grove.  He gave permission to place the following quotation on the MCGAG website. “I have accepted the job offer of Studio Manager at Urban Glass, but i haven’t started yet.  I will start next week, after Labor Day.  I have been in NYC for about 3 …

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Welcome to our Member Blog!

Many of our members have experiences and information to share. This blog page will entertain and inform as members contribute with their stories, experiences and knowledge.

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August 11, 2013: Visit to Ignite Glass Studio

We had an exciting visit to the Ignite Glass Studio in Chicago.  Ignite is a new facility which combines working space for artists, classes, and demonstrations, along with a gallery of works for sale.  We were privileged to see a demonstration by artist Charles Savioe. Among other things, Savioe is known for the beautiful goblets that he creates, using some …

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July 2013: MCGAG Trip to Seattle

Members of the Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group met on July 9, 2013 at the Hotel Andra for a five day trip in Seattle, Washington led by Barry Rice. Our first day was a scenic drive to Pilchuck Glass School for an escorted tour with Jim Baker, the Director–ending with wine and cheese at his cabin.  It is a fabulous …

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June 29, 2013: Museum of Wisconsin Art/Kaiser Home

The Museum of Wisconsin Art And Jane and George Kaiser’s Home On June 29, 2013, thirty-seven MCGAG members traveled to West Bend, Wisconsin to visit the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA).  This museum has had a home in West Bend for many years, but has just moved into a stunning new building.  We were able to tour one of the …

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