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Sarah Gilbert Selected for Chrysler Museum Residency

Sarah Gilbert has been selected as the inaugural artist for 4Front: Innovation from All Angles, a 14-day residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in Norfolk from January 8-22, 2014. The residency is sponsored by The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, in partnership the Chrysler Museum of Art. 

Gilbert was selected after an international search and competitive submission process. Applicants were asked to submit ideas for a contemporary art project using glass that is groundbreaking in one or more of the following areas: technique, concept, energy efficiency, and media fluency. Gilbert’s project, Laboring, will involve body castings. “Visitors will be invited to make a cast of their body,” stated Gilbert. “These will be transformed into composite forms to create a variety of corporeal vessels. Visitors will have the uncanny experience of seeing their bodies become objects, and they will ultimately see these forms become part of much larger, collaborative form and event.”

Gilbert is an artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. She is currently visiting assistant professor of art at Reed College, as well as adjunct faculty in applied craft and design, a master of fine arts program offered jointly between Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Gilbert will work at the Glass Studio during the two-week residency and give a public lecture or performance.  An updated website ( and a 45-minute documentary film will be produced about the project and the residency. The public is invited to participate and watch the artist work during the residency. Admission is free, and details and times for public viewing will be available at

| Posted 13 Oct 01

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