Very Excited to have joined the board of the Glass Art Society

I am very excited to have joined the board of the GLASS ART SOCIETY. A non-profit international organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

If you love glass, make glass, buy glass, you should consider becoming a member!

River House Arts Gallery exhibiting HUSH.ex this Fall 2016


detail from defect series- fused glass 

Exhibition runs from September 15 - October 22, 2016

Opening Reception: September 15, 6-9 pm

HUSH.ex is the second iteration of a body of work that debuted earlier this year at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  Working over the course of a year, Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Sharyn Omara, and Jessica Jane Julius, who are also colleagues on the glass faculty at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, created visually and conceptually diverse works that include site-specific installations as well as individual sculptures and drawings. At the outset, the artists recognized commonalities in their practice: reflection (literal and figurative) and distillation. They began with a collective desire to see past the overstimulus of the digital age and to focus on the analog, narrow the vocabulary from color to gray scale, and capture the power of memory and reflection in interpretation of experience. And yet, there is nothing simplistic either in the ambition or scope of any of the artists' work.

Co-Teaching at Pilchuck Glass School

Very excited to have taught again with Erica Rosenfeld at Pilchuck this summer with our wonderful TA's Alison Siegel and Eamon DeFabbia-Kane . Our class "Stop, Collaborate, and Listen" investigated the artist collective as support for both individual and collaborative works. We shared resources and merged processes and materials. We worked with students, instructors, and staff in an all campus event at the end of the session. What an inspiration to be around so many talented, passionate, and wild people!!!!

HUSH exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present HUSH, an exhibition that brings together the work of artists Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Jessica Jane Julius and Sharyn O'Mara. Working over the course of a year, the artists, who are also colleagues on the glass faculty at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, created visually and conceptually diverse works that include site-specific installations as well as individual sculptures and drawings. At the outset, the artists recognized commonalities in their practice: reflection (literal and figurative) and distillation. They began with a collective desire to see past the over stimulus of the digital age and to focus on the analog, narrow the vocabulary from color to grayscale, and capture the power of memory and reflection in interpretation of experience. And yet, there is nothing simplistic either in the ambition or scope of any of the artists' work.

 

http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/hush-megan-biddle-amber-cowan-jessica-jane-julius-and-sharyn-omara/

 

details from my workin progress for the exhibition

"Act of the Table" review by John Drury

John Drury wrote a wonderful review in Glass Magazine spring 2014 edition of our Burnt Asphalt Family performance "Act of the Table". This performance took place at Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY in fall 2013. Take a second and enjoy. 



The Celebration of life

A group exhibition at Penn Hospital, Philadelphia PA were my son Ty was born. It seemed appropriate to present one of my saliva prints for this site. Exhibition up from January 2012-December 2012.

Wheaton 30th exhibition

"Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship"

    Museum of American Glass Major Exhibition

    April 2, 2013 through January 4, 2014 

    In 2013 the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) at WheatonArts and Cultural Center celebrates three decades of support for artists and craftspeople working in glass. Since 1983, over three hundred fellowship recipients have conceived and executed artistic ideas and objects at the CGCA, benefiting from the facilities, financial support and creative environment provided by WheatonArts. "Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship" provides only a glimpse into the work created through and inspired by the CGCA fellowship program.

     

    This invitational exhibition, curated by Diane Wright and Tina Aufiero, illustrates the wide variety of glass created by this diverse group of international artists, many of whom remain linked by their fellowship experience. 

    "Craft Spoken Here", exhibition at the PMA

    Exhibition at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Curated by Elisabeth Agro. Please visit if you are in the area.

    "Craft Spoken Here"

    May 5, 2012 - August 12, 2012

    Crafts were prominent among the first works of art to enter the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art when it was founded in 1876, and the Museum has continued to collect and exhibit crafts. Today, thanks in large part to the Women’s Committee and gifts from individuals, the Museum is particularly well-known for its holdings of twentieth-and twenty-first-century American, European, and Asian craft.

    With Craft Spoken Here, the Museum seizes the opportunity to experiment with its collection and to understand craft in an international context. Some forty contemporary works from 1960 to the present in ceramic, glass, metal, wood, lacquer, paper, and fiber—some by living, acclaimed artists and others by lesser-known creators—are on view. Representing the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, the works highlight formal qualities that cross cultures, time, and media.

    Craft Spoken Here features an array of engaging education programs and interpretive materials, including on-site artist demonstrations and hands-on craftmaking activities for the public.

    click the link below to see the time-lapse video of the installation of the piece

    http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/758.html

    Passing the Torch

    Exhibition at Gallery of Fine Crafts, NJ. 2012 curated by Paul Stankard. Thank you Paul for including me!

    Performance at Chrysler Museum

    The Burnt Asphalt Family gathers again to present "Food Lab" to help celebrate the opening of the Chrysler Museums Hot Shop on Saturday Nov. 4th 2011