Friday, November 25, 2011

IN FLUX (Video)

IN FLUX Art in vacant storefronts in Scottsdale Arizona, see video below:



If you're an artist living in Arizona here is a link to the current CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in the next IN FLUX: http://www.tempe.gov/arts/news/INFLUX.pdf
If you're not from Arizona - contact your local State Arts Council or Chamber of Commerce about developing a program like IN FLUX in your city.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

When it comes to "Glass Turkeys" this is about as good as it get's so let's look instead at "Glass in Turkey":
http://www.glassfurnace.org/en/glass-in-turkey
Stretching the connection even further we have: Nov 25 is the Saint's day of St Catherine of Alexandria (which is in the part of Egypt controlled by the Turks during the Ottoman Empire)
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/deerhurst-church-photos/slides/d-4612.htm





Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Glass Master

Can you say - Suger?

http://www.athenapub.com/14suger.htm
Noble is the work, but the work which shines here so nobly should lighten the hearts so that, through true lights they can reach the one true light, where Christ is the true door… the dull spirit rises up through the material to the truth, and although he was cast down before, he arises new when he has seen this light.

Follow this link to finally learn to pronounce his name in French!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Samantha Hookway & The Stained Pane Collective

http://samanthahookway.com/section/240009_Stained_Pane_Collective.html
Stained Pane Collective creates living stained glass windows through the use of a physical installation, projections and interaction with the community. The Collective is made up of three collaborative artists: Samantha Hookway, Jane Drozd and Benjamin Schroeder. The content of each of our living stained glass windows is a narrative derived and inspired by the locations for which each window is made. In our "Leaded Living History [ACCAD]" the subject matter is the history, the development and the community that creates The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design.

This work includes live internet updates from Twitter.com, any tweets with the hashtag #accad will be displayed as part of this animated stained glass window.



Leaded Living History [ACCAD] from Stained Pane Collective on Vimeo.

Paris wall painting installation video


SUPAKITCH & KORALIE "Euphorie" Paris from Raphaƫl Hache on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Surprising Benefits of Stained Glass: Architects Take Notice


J. Kenneth Leap's exhibition in the atrium of the Doering Center at Bryn Athyn College has been extended after college officials discovered that the stained glass panels hanging in the windows were having a positive effect on local wildlife. Apparently migrating songbirds were embarrassingly offing themselves in record numbers on the plate glass windows of the LEED Certified Green Building. Perhaps this is another reason architects might want to revisit the question: 'Is stained glass relevant in contemporary architecture?"
Doering Center

A New DaVinci

http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-da-vinci.html

MIT TechTV – Judith Schaechter: Surviving your Creativity

MIT Lecture


Surviving Your Creativity can be heard HERE. This is a talk Judith gave at MIT recently--the 2011 Page Hazlegrove Annual lecture in glass.
The subject is not her work (or even glass) but creativity itself. Bon appetit!

Windows by Kate Henderson, Scotland

Material Window
(Details here)
Manuscript Window
(Details here)
More about Kate here

Wing Project Installation

Carrie Fertig's "Homing" at Chichester Cathedral
http://www.carriefertig.com/

Monday, November 14, 2011

Drowning in images?

Gallery installation features printouts all the photos uploaded to Flickr in one 24 hour period.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Final Frontier

Moldavite - A natural glass from space

Meanwhile: What happens when NASA - makes Glass in space (read on...)