Thursday, June 15, 2023

Adventures in the 'D'!

 This last week was a wonderful time for glass artists in Detroit.

It started with the Glass Art Society holding their annual conference in the 'D'! 

The events for the conference were held at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) where Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) set up a hotshop, The Center for Creative Studies (CCS) and the Russell Industrial Center (RIC).   Several of the ISGB board members were in town for a meeting and a couple stayed with me for the GAS conference.  

We mostly attended the lampwork sessions at the Russell .  We saw some great goblets being made as well as glass chain, and a decanter.  We did attend the Goblet grab and a interesting display of a 3D printer that uses glass rods for source at CCS.  Had some delicious cocktails and talked with old friends.

The closing party for GAS was at the Russell in the Axiom glass studio.    Large Interesting space and great times with glassy types.

The Michigan Glass Project (MGP) overlapped the GAS conference and the 2 events were quite different although much alike in the love for glass.

MGP highlighted some very famous functional glass artists as well as musicians and artists.  MGP brings these artists together to raise money for Art Road which is a nonprofit that brings art to the Detroit Public Schools.  'Art for a Cause' .  Before COVID I demonstrated beads for them and hope to do it again in the future. Great music, art, and glass!  

It was truly a fabulous week and I feel filled with friendship and love for my art.

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