ARLINGTON - Visitors
to The University of Texas at Arlington’s annual glass art show and
sale Wednesday, April 16, will have an opportunity to bid on works by
Texas State 3-dimensional artist David Keens in the silent auction. In
addition to Keens’ work, there will be pieces by well-known glass
artists Justin Ginsberg and Martin Janecky.
vases and other functional items priced as low as $10, along with
dazzling display creations priced at several hundred dollars or more,
will be among the pieces of blown glass and fused glass by faculty and
students that will be sold at Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis St. Ample free parking is available near the building.
who has taught at UT Arlington since 1974, says the quality of student
work has increased dramatically in the last couple of years and
shoppers will have the opportunity to buy professional pieces for a
fraction of what they would pay in galleries. Although the sale does
not begin until noon and is over at 1:30 p.m., patrons from around the
state historically arrive in the early morning to preview and choose
art. Some of the finer pieces will be available in a silent auction,
which will close at 1 p.m.
art is exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the United
States, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the
Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Crafts Museum in New York City
and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., He has exhibited
throughout Europe, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico and the Philippines.
His work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of
Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, as well as other public and private
collections throughout the United States. One of his larger
installations, “Blooms of Enlightenment,” is exhibited at the Euless
Public Library. See http://www.ci.euless.tx.us/eulesstoday/flame.htm and http://www.uta.edu/public-affairs/images/keensart.
student works, 50 percent of the proceeds goes to the students, and 50
percent goes directly into the glass art program budget to buy
materials for the construction of new equipment. Faculty and staff
build all of their equipment. The annual sale is a major source of
funding for this program. For more information, call (817) 272-2804.
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