MILLVILLE – WheatonArts announces GlassWeekend ‘17, a premier biennial event of contemporary art made in glass, taking place Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. Registrants and the general public have an opportunity to meet the world’s leading glass artists and collectors, view works offered by world-class galleries and watch demonstrations by esteemed artists in the WheatonArts Glass Studio. Visitors to GlassWeekend ‘17 are also invited to browse two new exhibitions at the Museum of American Glass, “Emanation 2017: An Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibit” and “The Boroff Collection: Goblets, Memories, and Friendships,” as well as a pop-up installation in the Train Station by Rachel Rader and the Ancient Truth Investigators.
Visiting galleries include Bender Gallery, Asheville, N.C.; Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Mich.; Hedone Gallery, Leonia, N.J.; Heller Gallery, New York, N.Y.; Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington; and Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa. The galleries will be open to the public on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists presented by these galleries include Bertil Vallien, Carmen Lozar, Biba Schutz, Jen Blazina, Rik Allen and Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Robert Bender, Pam Sabroso, Alison Siegel, Michael Janis and more. In addition to these highly respected galleries, WheatonArts will present “GLASS GLOBAL: Artists from Around the World,” a curated exhibition of international contemporary glass, featuring work of artists from Great Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Netherlands and Germany.
Special guest artists demonstrating at GlassWeekend ’17 include Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Rik Allen, Emily Brown, artist team Flock the Optic, Vanessa German, Rachel Rader and the Ancient Truth Investigators, Matthew Szösz and Lucio Bubacco.
Proceeds from GlassWeekend ’17 will support the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) Fellowship Program at WheatonArts. Since 1983, the program provides working fellowships to ten individual artists from around the world each year. Recipients of Fellowships over the past 34 years range from established artists such as Josiah McElheny, Karen Lamonte and Beth Lipman to emerging artists Misha Kahn and Amy Lemaire.
The Museum of American Glass exhibition, “Emanation 2017: An Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibit,” is a highlight of GlassWeekend ‘17. The exhibition features work made by contemporary artists who utilized the Glass Studio and museum resources at WheatonArts to create new work. Participating artists are: Emily Brown, Vanessa German, Michael Joo, Lorna Simpson, Therman Statom, Matthew Szösz and the artist team Flock the Optic. The School House will also be in use hosting emanation work created by Flock the Optic in a special interactive installation.
The Museum of American Glass will also present “The Boroff Collection: Goblets, Memories and Friendships,” a special exhibit that shares the passion of contemporary glass art goblet collectors Barbara and her late husband, Alan Boroff, from Radnor, Pa. Through a curated selection of goblets from their extensive collection, this exhibit tells the story of the Boroff’s journey as collectors, illustrates their style and exemplifies their connection to and respect for artists.
WheatonArts’ Creative Glass Center of America program alumni will be featured in a special exhibition “Expression: Creative Glass Center Invitational,” in the Gallery of Fine Craft. Participating artists include Jennifer Crescuillo, Morgan Gilbreath, Amy Lemaire and Matthew Szösz.
The Train Station will be hosting Rachel Rader and the Ancient Truth Investigators (ATI), turning it into a laboratory-like exhibition for storytelling. ATI connects elements of New Age mysticism and performance art to handmade objects. They explore the power of positive manifestation through a narrative that links human ancestry to a race of Sea People who had an innate understanding of the planet.
Information on registration for the whole weekend and special Fellowship rates for groups can be found at www.wheatonarts.org or by calling (856) 825-6800.
Public GlassWeekend ‘17 hours run Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission for the general public on June 10 and 11 is $10 for adults, $9 for senior adults and $7 for students. Children five and under are free. Attendance to the Gallery Exhibition and all other WheatonArts facilities, including the Glass Studio demonstrations, are included in the price of admission. Tickets are available at the gate.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks’ notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) (800) 852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts also receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. Additional project support funding for GlassWeekend ’17 has been provided by Bank of America.