“The Science Behind the Art”

Reception for our Tucson Glass Festival  S.T.E.A.M.  OFF Exhibition.  TGF logo
April 20, 5 -8 pm  Open to the Public

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.