Category Archive for: ‘Out of Town Trips’

August 23, 2015: Visit to the studio of Nicholas Africano

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A large group of MCGAG members converged in Normal, Illinois, to visit the home and studio of artist Nicholas Africano and his wife Rebecca.  Africano’s work in glass is created by casting, using the lost-wax method developed in ancient times.  He makes models out of wax, which are then covered in plaster.  The form is heated so that the wax …

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July 26-27, 2014: MCGAG Weekend in Indiana

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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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July 2013: MCGAG Trip to Seattle

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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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