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50th Anniversary of Studio GlassThe Toledo Workshop Revisited

This spring, the Toledo Museum of Art will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harvey Littleton's seminal 1962 Toledo Workshop by offering three artists the opportunity to realize a contemporary  project  using a furnace modeled after the one that Littleton and Dominick Labino developed 50 years ago. It was this small-scale furnace design that made the Studio Glass movement possible.

To honor the past and celebrate the future of glass, three artists who directly experiment with the material in their own way will be chosen for this project.  It was direct experimentation with the material that drove Harvey Littleton's quest to make glass available to artists working in a studio setting. The residents will begin by participating in the building of a 1962 style furnace. 

The artists submitting the top three proposals will have the opportunity to realize their projects at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, which is a co-sponsor of this event. The invited artists will deliver a lecture about each of their projects during a special commemorative event honoring the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass on Friday, March 30 from 6:30 - 8 PM.  From March 27 - 30, the public can view the residents at work during regular museum hours (12 - 4 PM) in the Glass Pavilion. In addition, artists will participate in interviews and other documentary efforts.

| Posted 12 Jan 16

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