Past Meets Present in "Sandwich Redux" at Sandwich Glass Museum
By: iO Staff, July 30, 2012
In celebration of the Contemporary Studio Glass Movement's 50th anniversary, the Sandwich Glass Museum will present a summer exhibition, Sandwich Redux.
This invitational exhibit showcases interpretations of pieces from the museum’s 19th century collection by some of the nation’s best glass artists.
Featured artists include Chris Belleau, Ricky Bernstein, Ed Branson, William Gudenrath, Eben Horton, Sidney Hutter, Benton Jones, Jon Kuhn, Fritz Lauenstein, Michael Magyar, Yukimi Matsumoto, Billy Mayer, David McDermott, Jim Poore, Chris Sherwin, Josh Simpson, Debbie Tarsitano, Nancy Tobey and Beth Williams.
“Glassmaking in Sandwich, spanning 80-plus years of intricate and functional glass, has been the influence of many [artists] and Sandwich Redux brings that to the forefront,” said Katharine H. Campbell, executive director of the Sandwich Glass Museum.
The exhibition, in the first floor Special Exhibition Gallery, features 31 new designs and 27 original pieces made between 1825 and 1907, drawn from the museum’s collection of blown, pressed, threaded and decorated glass.
If you go...
On display at Sandwich Glass Museum from August 1 - October 31, 2012
129 Main Street, Sandwich
Admission is $6 for adults and $1.25 for children ages 6 to 14.
Opening Reception With Artists August 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
The exhibit is curated by Dorothy Hogan-Schofield, the Sandwich Historical Society and Sandwich Glass Museum’s long-time curator.
Also in the Special Exhibition Gallery, iconic works made in Sandwich by the talented craftsmen of the 19th century are presented alongside the works of contemporary artists, focusing on the form, function or sheer artistry of the original pieces.
“Juxtaposing the works allows us to explore how the past enlightens the present and how the present enlivens the past,” Hogan-Schofield said.
“The connection of the historic to the modern highlights the similarities as well as the variances between the different glass art techniques,” Campbell added.
Glass on film
On Thursday, August 2, at 5:30 PM in the Hirschmann Theater, the museum will screen My Glass Odyssey, a documentary by director/producer John Waterman.
Part memorial to his uncle, part road movie, the film documents Waterman’s six-month journey across the United States, meeting glass artists from coast to coast.
The film is the recipient of the Silver Lei Award from the 2012 Honolulu Film Festival and the Silver Ace Award from the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival.
The film is free to the public and will feature a Q&A with the director following the screening.