Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

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September 21, 2014: A Visit from a Master!

We were so privileged to host a visit from one of today’s outstanding glass artists: Richard Jolley, along with his wife, Tommie Rush. Richard agreed to come to Chicago from his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and demonstrate his glassblowing techniques for us.  We were also fortunate to be able to provide a fitting location to showcase his demonstration, at Ignite …

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August 24, 2014: Driehaus Museum and John Miller’s Art

We had a very full day in Chicago on Sunday, August 24. We began by meeting at the Driehaus Museum (, a beautiful old mansion on Erie Street.  Home to several wealthy families during the city’s Gilded Age, the house has been restored to display its earlier glory.  The furnishings, wall coverings, and tapestries were beautiful, but of course we …

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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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