Houston Glass News
Spring 2009

2009  promises to be another exciting year of glass in Houston!!!
  • Paperweight Collectors Association - Texas:   Annual Meeting
  • The Pearl Fincher Museum:   Ongoing Exhibition
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft:   Ongoing exhibition and related events.
  • MFAH
            --Color into Light: Selections from the MFAH Collection
            --Pioneers of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Dubois Collection
            --Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
  • Peel Gallery:    Sean Albert
  • Hooks-Epstein Galleries:    Jose Chardiet and Paul Schwieder
  • Amarillo Museum of Art
  • Glass Classes

  • Studio Open House -- April 4 - 5, 2009
    Mark Your Calendars !!!!
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    Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas
    Annual Meeting:   Saturday, January 31, 2009
    1pm Presentation Open to the Public
    Speakers:   Dealer, Larry Selman and
                                  Artist, David Graeber with Stankard Studios
    Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
    7979 Willowchase, at Tomball Parkway

    The Pearl MFA in Spring TX
    The Art of Glass
    Glass & Glassmaking Technology
    November 22, 2008 - March 28, 2009
    The exhibition
    The Art of Glass Glass
    and Glassmaking Technology

    includes this 2003 Basket
    on loan from a private collection.

    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
    Hot Glass, Cool Collections
    December 13, 2008 - March 15, 2009
    Dale Chihuly, Dough Bowl,
    photo by Matt Smith
      Lino Tagliapietra, Foemina,
    photo by Matt Smith
    Environments: Form + Space
    Installations by 3 emerging glass artists
    Matthew Eskuche
    Amy Rueffert
    Pablo Soto
    M. Eskuche,
    The Whitewashing of Corporate Greed,
    Image Courtesy of the Artist
    Amy Rueffert,
    Quilt Drop (Plums & Lemons),
    Photo by Ian Raymond

    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
    Closing Weekend Events
    March 14 - 15, 2009        
    Hot Glass Demonstrations: at HCCC
    Saturday, March 14, 11am - 2pm
    Matthew Eskuche
    Paul Stankard
    Red Hot!
    Saturday March 14, 8 - 11pm
    Cocktail Fundraiser
    Talk by Paul Stankard
    Sunday March 15, 2pm

    Sean Albert and Pablo Soto were in town the middle of December for the opening of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's Hot Glass, Cool Collections exhibition. Their lively demonstrations at Houston Studio Glass were a real crowd pleaser. Sean will be back in town February 2009 for his show at Peel Gallery. Pablo's work is on display at HCCC through March.

    Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
    We hardly need be reminded that the MFAH is a community treasure, there to broaden our visual experience, walk us through ancient cultures, and enrich our lives. This year OUR museum offers a multifaceted exposure to glass.

    Color Into Light:
    Selections from the MFAH Collection

    thru April 5, 2009
    An ongoing exhibit "demonstrating how color and light become animating forces for successive generations of the international avant-garde". Complimented by contemporary glass from the museum's collection by David Huchthausen, Thomas Patti, Alfredo Barbini, Ales Vasicek, Laura Diaz de Santillana, Stanislav Libensky, and Jaroslava Brychtova.

    Pioneers of Contemporary Glass:
    Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis
    DuBois Collection

    March 7  -  July 26, 2009
    Dennis and Barbara DuBois have assembled a collection of contemporary glass masterworks. This exhibition will highlight 30 international works. A full color catalog with introduction by Cindi Strauss, MFAH curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design, will accompany the exhibition. Other pieces from the Dubois collection will also be on view in the American Galleries and Asian Galleries.

    Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures
    from the National Museum, Kabul

    March 1  -  May 17, 2009
    The exhibition includes fine examples of blown, carved and painted glass from the 1st century AD, excavated from Begram, an ancient city on the Silk Road trade route.

    Keep your eyes open
    while walking the tunnel between the Beck and Law buildings at the MFAH!
    James Turrell,  The Light Inside,  1999
    132 x 246 x 1416 in.
    Site-specific installation: Neon light, gypsum board, plaster, and glass
    James Turrell
    Images courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Peel Gallery
    Sean Albert
    Opening:   Friday, February 13, 2009

      Hooks-Epstein Galleries  
    February 21 - March 21, 2009
    Opening: Saturday, February 21, 6 - 8pm
    Demonstrations: Sunday, February 22, 2pm
    Houston Studio Glass
    Jose Chardiet   Paul Schwieder

    Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial
    600:   GLASS
    Curator/Juror Dante Marioni
    Opening the end of May 2009

    Glass Classes ----- In Houston ----- 2009
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
           --Frit Happens: Ground Glass Forms for Interior Design Installations -
                Gail Stouffer
    -- February 21-22, 2009
           --Glass Etching with Karen Bobetic -- March 14, 2009
           --Fused Glass Jewelry - Gwynne Rukenbrod -- May 31 & June 7, 2009
    Sand-n-Fire Studio
           --Rick Clark - Glassblowing, Flameworking, Fusing
    Art Glass Experience
           --Karen Bobetic - Fusing, Kiln working, etching, & more.

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