A presentation of “North Carolina Glass 2012: In Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America” will continue through Friday, Feb. 1, at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum.
The exhibit includes the work of more than 20 artists and demonstrates a wide range of glass-working techniques, from traditional glass-blowing to experimental forms.
WCU has documented the development of the state’s glass community in a series of invitational “North Carolina Glass” exhibitions initiated in 1974 by Joan Falconer Byrd, a WCU professor of art. With the most recent “North Carolina Glass” exhibit more than 15 years past, and with 2012 marking the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America, the WCU Fine Art Museum launched the largest and most comprehensive of the glass series exhibits to date.
“The exhibition both celebrates the artistic achievements of a community of artists and recognizes the significant contribution the State of North Carolina has made in the advancement of studio glass in America,” said Denise Drury, museum interim director. “Throughout this exhibition one will see a variety of styles, techniques and form created by several generations of North Carolina glass artists.”
The WCU Fine Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (and until 7 p.m. Thursdays). Admission and parking are free. Learn more online at fineartmuseum.wcu.edu. For more information, contact Drury at 828-227-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.