GLASS 30-40-50 continues..

We continue our exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement in furnace glassblowing!  Click on this link to see an early video of Harvey K. Littleton, the recognized father of the movement, at work in his early studio.

March 3, 2012

In conjunction with the exhibition, we are presenting a slide lecture and glass blowing demonstration by Henry Halem,  glass artist and professor emeritus from Kent State University.

Henry Halem received his undergraduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1960, and returned to post-graduate studies with Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin in 1968-69.  He went on to create the glass program at Kent State.

In 1972, Halem was elected the first president of the newly formed Glass Art Society, or G.A.S. In 1993, the Glass Art Society presented him with its honorary Lifetime Membership Award.  In 1994, he was installed as a Fellow of the American Crafts Council- their highest honor, and that same year he received the Governor’s Award in Ohio for his contributions as an artist and educator.  In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Glass Art Society.

Henry Halem at the University of South Dakota in 1969


in the Education Center Auditorium
Tucson Museum of Art
March 3, 1:00 pm

Henry Halem with discuss the early days of the studio  glass movement, and the resulting effect on glass art in the United States.

Sponsored by:
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Arizona Glass Alliance,
Philabaum Glass Gallery, and Tucson Museum of Art


Philabaum  Glass Gallery & Studio
711 South 6th Avenue
March 3, 4:00 pm

Please reserve seats by emailing or calling Philabaum Glass Gallery.
884-7404 or  Seats will not be held beyond 4:10 if others are waiting.

Halem will demonstrate fun glass blowing techniques learned in the 60’s.  He will blow into molds constructed from objects found in the studio and junk yard.  Come watch the famous angle iron blow and wire mesh blow.  If we’re lucky, he will demonstrate the double bubble!