Category Archive for: ‘MCGAG Member Blog’

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Visit to the Neon and Light Museum

Chicago gallerist Ken Saunders has created a new “immersive art experience” featuring a unique sub-genre of glass art. His Neon and Light Museum, open through November 30, 2021, is a stunning mix of color and 3-D form. About twenty members of MCGAG visited the museum on October 27. Ken gave a presentation about the science and creative use of neon …

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Artist’s Letter

Our member Sandy Meyer received this letter from glass artist Donna J. Rice (no, not our president, but a well-known glass artist and recipient of a MCGAG award several years ago). Hi Sandy, I hope you and Bernie are doing very well. Assuming you are back in Chicago, safe and sound? I was planning to send you photos of my …

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Glass Exhibit in San Francisco Airport

Alan and Nancy Lasser were delighted to find an exhibit of glass artwork in the San Francisco airport.  Select any photo to view a slideshow of images:

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Bendoffs Attend Dinner for Pilchuck’s James Baker

Bruce and Judy Bendoff attended a dinner in honor of James Baker, Director of Pilchuck, on Sunday, January 25th, at the Naples Yacht Club.  The lovely party was hosted by Joan Stonecipher, a glass collector, enthusiast, and member of AACG as well as a member of the Pilchuck board of trustees.  Joan’s daughter-in-law, Amy, is on the AACG board, as …

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Meyers host Arizona Group in Florida

MCGAG members Sandy and Bernie Meyer hosted members of the Arizona Glass Alliance at the Meyers’ Florida home.  The visitors were led by Fred and Sharon Schomer, who are members of both MCGAG and the Arizona group.           Sandy and Bernie also met with artist Janis Miltenberg at Art Palm Beach. (Click on each picture to …

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In Memoriam – Irvin J. Borowsky

November 23, 1924 – November 25, 2014 Irvin J. Borowsky, Founder of the National Liberty Museum, and internationally renowned contemporary glass aficionado, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, two days after his 90th birthday. The National Liberty Museum is the culmination of Irv Borowsky’s life’s work. Mr. B, as he was affectionately called, was a …

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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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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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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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