December 6 & 7, 2013!
Friday and Saturday 10 – 5 pm
Shop local and hand-crafted for beautiful glass art from Philabaum. Ornaments, paperweights, perfume bottles, vases, bowls, serving dishes, and the special “Rocks” by Tom Philabaum.
Bring your friends and family to watch the glass blowers at work while you shop!
Opening Reception: October 5, 5 – 8 pm
October 2nd and 3rd, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Open Demo by the Huntings and Philabaum
Seating limited, with no reservations
Watch AZ ILLUSTRATED on PBS KUAT-Channel 6 for an
Interview of the artists, 6:30 pm.
October 5, 5 – 8
Gallery Reception for “WIRED”
In June of 2013, Tom Philabaum traveled to Princeton, Wisconsin to work in the studio of Wes Hunting and his son, Wesley. He took along several types of copper wire and ideas for a new body of work. Their week-long collaboration became an experiment in wire-wrapping hot glass, giving a new twist to the work each had been doing.
In early October the Huntings will come West to complete this body of work in Philabaum’s studio. Glass fans are invited to visit the studio during this collaborative effort on October 2nd and 3rd, to watch the wire-wrapping of hot glass. Finished work will be available at the Opening Reception of the show, “Wired”, the following Saturday evening.
5 – 8 pm
711 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
“OFF THE WALL”
June 1 – September 28
Summer Hours are 10:30 – 4:00.
Our summer exhibition features glass art for your walls.
Tom Philabaum has new Wall Flowers in an assortment of color tones, with patterning and 3 dimensional stamens. Purchase in any size grouping to fit your needs. Easy wall mounts.
Cynthia Miller’s Swan Nebula features glass on copper panels.
Henry Halem exhibits FISH.
The exhibition titled “The Science Behind The Art”, featuring the competitors at the Tucson Glass Festival’s S.T.E.A.M. OFF competition is now on display in our gallery. The range of creativity that the glass artists exhibited in portraying the science inspires all, no matter which side of the academics you find yourself.
The exhibition runs through May 25.
Read more about this event and competition in the two previous posts.
by Richard Hornby and Linda Allyn,
from Fire Ranch Glassworks.
by Pam Vandiver, and her students in
Materials Science & Engineering at the U of A.
by Jason Marstall
by Tom Philabaum
The following submissions are presented in alphabetical order by artist.
By Matt Bain
by Jordan Ford
by Bronwen Heilman, Katherine Nesce, and
by Michael Joplin
by William Justiniano
by Paul Anders-Stout
by Margaret Zinser
Join us for our reception opening the exhibition featuring the art created during last weekend’s STEAM OFF competition at Philabaum Glass Studios and Sonoran Glass School. This fundraiser for the Sonoran Glass School’s at-risk youth development program featured some of Arizona’s top glass artists, creating art while explaining the many ways that science plays a part in the art of making glass.
The STEAM OFF promotes the educational concept of S.T.E.A.M., incorporating the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. During the past weekend, the artists presented a drawing of the piece they planned to make, and during their 2-hour time slot, explained their process, as well the science involved in their creation of art.
Finished pieces will not only be on display and for sale at Philabaum Glass Gallery, but will be judged for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place by famed scientist and Director of the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab, Dr. Roger Angel. The winners will be announced at the Opening Reception at Philabaum Glass Gallery, on Saturday evening, April 20, around 6:30 or 7 pm.
LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE ART!
Presented by Philabaum Glass and Sonoran Glass School
This year’s festival will feature a STEAM OFF competition. STEAM is a new educational emphasis being used that is founded in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The competition will be judged by Roger Angel, Optics professor and Director of the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory at the University of Arizona.
Arizona glassblowers and torch workers will converge at Philabaum Glass Studio and Sonoran Glass School for a weekend of creating glass art, and will include the fundamentals of STEAM in the creation of the art pieces. The demo and later exhibition will include the artist’s concept in sketch format, and explanations of how the sciences are a vital part of the glass blowing process.
The demonstrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, in two hour slots starting at 9 am on both days. Entrance to the fundraiser is $25 per day. Schedule, tickets and reservations will be available soon at both Sonoran Glass and Philabaum Glass.
The following weekend, STEAM OFF creations will be displayed in a special exhibition at Philabaum Glass Gallery. The Reception will take place Saturday evening, April 20th, from 5 to 8 pm, with many of the featured artists present to meet and greet folks. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning artists in First, Second and Third Place.
Tickets for the event are $25 /day, and can be purchased at http://steamofftickets.eventbrite.com/#. Proceeds of the Tucson Glass Festival will benefit the Sonoran Glass School youth development program.
For more details concerning the Festival, please see www.sonoranglass.org.
February 2, 2013 5 – 8 pm
Opening Reception with featured artists Mark Abildgaard and Michael Joplin.
Show run: February 2 – April 13
Looking for an unusual gift for the holidays?
A bonding experience with your significant other? Something to give your in-laws? An experience for you and your child (over 12)?
We are offering glass blowing classes in the winter/spring with the Philabaum instructors. No experience necessary. The sessions all take place on a Saturday morning or afternoon. You and your glass buddy will make 2 – 4 paperweights each. Paperweight-Making Workshop - 9am – 12pm , or 1pm – 4 pm
If you want a full day, with more instruction, you can make paperweights and tumblers! Solid work and blown work! Again, 2 people, with no experience necessary. Paperweights & Tumblers - 9 am – 3:30 pm
The Dates: Saturdays: Jan 12, 19, 26
Feb 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Call 520-884-7404 for more information, or to Register now!