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2020 Intersect Chicago

2020 Intersect Chicago

Intersect Chicago/SOFA 2020

Intersect Chicago/SOFA was the very first virtual SOFA art fair in 2020 with special programming from November 6-12. The fair featured a special focus for each day, with the first day, November 6, focusing on glass. Galleries from around the world  participated with virtual exhibitions that remain up on Artsy through December 5. Intersect Chicago is the evolution of SOFA – Sculpture Objects Functional Art. The VIP day on Thursday, November 5, featured short segments of collectors showing their collections, including AACG members.

AACG Programs During Intersect Chicago/SOFA 2020

  • Monday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. Glass Alliance New Mexico will present "Where There Is Sand, There Is Glass Art!" Stay tuned as we travel to the high desert of New Mexico to meet the local artisans in this Southwest glass oasis and find out what is going on there. Sand. Heat. Vision. Inspiration. Creativity. Artistry. Mix these components in the right proportions, at the right time and place, by the right artisan and the result is glass art of exquisite beauty, unquestionable elegance, and remarkable impact. It is art that can inspire, awe, and engage a viewer’s emotions at the deepest levels. Join Glass Alliance-New Mexico for a newsworthy journey that will inspire a visit!  Watch Here. 

  • Tuesday, November 17, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC) will present "No SPF Required: A Virtual Look at the Bright World of Northern California Art Glass." With early roots in the studio glass movement, this local region not only has a great history attached to this art form, but has helped fuel the innovation that makes the glass world what it is today.  Join us for a look into the Bay Area glass community as we visit some of the collections, galleries, and artists that make this area such a rich oasis for lovers of glass art! Watch Here.

  • Wednesday, November 18, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. AACG presents "Venice: A Personal Look Inside Everyone’s  Favorite Glass Destination." Working and living in Venice and Murano in 2020 presents challenging dynamics. This is a “behind the scenes” look at art, people and factories, plus a much needed lunch break at Lele’s. Watch Here.

  • Thursday, November 19, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. The New York Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group (MCGG) and Heller Gallery are presenting a program called "Treasures from SOFAs Past." Katya Heller will present New York-based artists and their work, and MCGG will present works from its members' collectors with the theme "Art purchased at SOFAs past." Watch Here

  • Friday, November 20, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. AACG presents "Contemporary Glass Sculpture Abounds," focusing on glass in Budapest, Hungary, brought to us by Zsuzsanna Kóródi, a young artist living and working in Budapest, whose own work can be seen in galleries in Europe and the U.S. Watch Here

  • Saturday, November 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Watch Here. AACG presents "A Gathering of Glass in the Mountains," a survey of glass art in Asheville, North Carolina, and the surrounding area. Watch Here.

  • Friday, November 6: AACG presented its program for the Intersect Chicago day of glass, a panel discussion titled “The Merging of Contemporary Glass With Contemporary Art.” Panel Moderator, Larry Sibrack, AACG president-elect; Panelists: Koen Vanmechelen representing Glasstress and Fondazione Berengo of Venice, Italy; Kristin Qualls, Museum of American Glass, representing the Emanation Program; and artist Tim Tate representing 21st Century Contemporary Glass. Missed this program? View it on the Intersect Chicago Talks/Events November 6 calendar page. Click on the arrow on the photo to start the video.

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