The Petaluma Arts Center will sparkle with the infinite possibilities of glass!

The Petaluma Arts Center announces All That Glitters: light absorbed and reflected by contemporary art glass and jewelry, a collaborative exhibition with IceHouse Gallery, on view from August 15 through September 27, 2015. Opening reception is August 15 from 5:00-8:00pm, at the Arts Center and IceHouse Gallery.

Silver Braids Lucia Antonelli
Silver Braids Lucia Antonelli

“This exhibition will showcase the contemporary or studio glass movement in the Bay Area over the past 50 years,” said Val Richman, executive director of PAC. “The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of serious glass sculpture in recent years, and we are thrilled to showcase artists whose work represents a large variety of techniques and innovative designs.”

The Petaluma Arts Center will sparkle with the infinite possibilities of glass! Curator Kathleen Hanna brings pieces by seminal figure Marvin Lipofsky, who founded the glass program in 1964 at UC Berkeley, and the generations of glass artists he inspired. Artists include Mary B. White, Randy Strong, Michael Cohn and Jay Musler.

Gallery 2 will feature a gorgeous exhibition of contemporary jewelry curated by Elizabeth Shypertt of San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci gallery, including Raïsa Bump, Don Friedlich, Sydney Lynch, Sandra Enterline and Petaluma resident Lucia Antonelli.

Pilchuk 88 Marvin Lipofsky
Pilchuk 88 Marvin Lipofsky

The contemporary or studio glass movement differs from other 20th-century art glass movements in its emphasis on the artist as designer and maker, its focus on the making of one-of-a-kind objects, and its international character. It also is distinguished by the sharing of technical knowledge and ideas among artists and designers.

All that Glitters features delicate, whimsical, and complex – some very large – pieces, works in glass/metal sculpture, blown glass sculpture, vessel forms and cast glass.

Run of Exhibition tickets are $7 general; $6 seniors, students and veterans; free to PAC members and children 12 and under.

For more information you may contact Val Richman, Executive Director, Petaluma Arts Center, Phone: 707-762-5600 x101 or by [email protected]

 

 

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