February 4, 2012
February 4, 2012
Rob Adamson, Donald Carlson, Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Henry Halem, Audrey Handler, Harvey Littleton, Joel Philip Myers, Mark Peiser, Tom Philabaum, Jack Schmidt, Randy Strong, Peter Vanderlaan
Harvey K. Littleton is credited as the father of the American Studio Glass Movement. He started the first glass blowing program at the University of Wisconsin in 1962. Many of Littleton’s students continued on to make a name for themselves in the new art-craft movement of glass, including six of the artists in this show: Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Henry Halem, Audrey Handler, Tom Philabaum, and Jack Schmidt.
Littleton later developed the Vitreograph, a print made using glass as a printing plate in a process that avoids the dangerous chemicals and expensive presses of the traditional printing methods. He invited many artists to produce their own Vitreographs at his North Carolina studio. Some of those prints will be included in this show.
During the course of the exhibition, two of the participating artists, Fritz Dreisbach and Henry Halem, will give slide lectures describing their experiences in the early days of studio glass.
|Joel Philip Myers||Fritz Dreisbach||Henry Halem|
February 4th, 1:00 pm, at the Tucson Museum of Art Education Center Auditorium. Slide Lecture titled, “Where Were You In ’62″, by Fritz Dreisbach, artist and founding member of the Glass Art Society. The talk will describe the art/craft scene in the USA after World War II, including the birth of the studio glass movement in 1962 at the University of Wisconsin/Madison.
February 4th, 6 – 9 pm, OPENING RECEPTION at
Philabaum Glass Gallery, with a demonstration by Fritz Dreisbach. See Fritz and a team of other old-timers create a hand-blown vintage 60′s camper truck. Demo begins at 6 pm. No seating remaining at this time.
March 3rd, 1 pm, at the Tucson Museum of Art Education Center Auditorium. Slide lecture titled “From The Ground Up” by Henry Halem, glass artist and Professor Emeritus from Kent State University. The talk will expound on the early days of liberating the glass process from the factory to the private studio, and the enormous influence of those accomplishments.
October 1, 2011 Opening Reception
5 – 8 pm
Our Fall season starts with an exhibition titled, “HARVEST”, celebrating the bounty of the garden in glass! We are featuring glass artists from around the country who have used their skill to create their own botanical magic with a blow pipe.
Donald Carlson, Molly Stone, Michael Cohen,
Bob & Laurie Kliss, Elodie Holmes, Tom Philabaum
Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, September 3rd – CLOSED
Opening Reception, 5- 8 pm
TPAC Studio Tours
November 25, 26
Philabaum Glass Annual Studio Sale
Ornaments, overstock, seconds, and more!
Nov. 29, 30, Dec 1,2,3
Opening Reception, 3-5 pm
July 2 – Sept 30
Our annual summer show this year features the cast glass of Susan Gott, along with the wall and pedestal sculptures by Tom Philabaum. The contemporary work below, titled “Two of a Kind”, consists of 2 cast pieces.
“The Three Graces” by Susan Gott
Below is one of Philabaum’s blown glass wall installations, that can be seen aat Philabaum Glass Gallery.
We are gearing up for the biggest glass event Tucson has ever seen! Featuring the glass artists of the Southwest and Latin America, museums and galleries all across town are showing glass art this spring. Many of the exhibitions are already up, including “It’s A Dry Heat”, showing top artists from Arizona And New Mexico here at Philabaum Glass Gallery. Our exhibition includes Bandhu Dunham, Jordan Ford, Bronwen Heilman, Elodie Holmes, Fritz Dreisbach, Cynthia Miller, Charlie Miner, Kevin O’Grady, and Carole Perry.
But you can see more at the Tucson Museum of Art, Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, University of Arizona’s Museum of Art and Joseph Gross Gallery, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Skyline Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Madaras Gallery, Wilde Meyer Gallery, Fire Ranch Glassworks & Gallery, Jane Hamilton Fine Art, The Fifth at Sixth, Obsidian Gallery, and the Tucson International Airport.
The finale takes place on the weekend of April 8 – 10, and features demonstrations by a variety of artists using a variety of techniques, a talk by Ana Thiel of Mexico, who has a retrospective showing at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, and a special Fire & Feast event for those who want the extra special events with the headliners. (more information on Fire & Feast at 884-7814)
Visiting the galleries to see the exhibitions is free, but to gain entry to the demonstrations, a $10.00 ticket can be purchased that will cover most demos for 3 days. Demos will be held at Philabaum Glass and the Sonoran Glass Art Academy, and tickets can be purchased at either location. Parking ($5.00) at Sonoran Glass is recommended, as the Philabaum lot will be closed. A shuttle will run between the two locations. There will also be glassblowing demos at Fire Ranch Glassworks in Catalina.
Check the schedule of demonstrations at www.sonoranglass.org to make your plans for the weekend!