ARLINGTON - Exquisitely
designed works of glass art will go on sale to the public Friday, April 1, at
UT Arlington’s annual World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts
Center, 810 S. Davis.
show includes display creations, paperweights, platters, vases, vessels and
other functional items delicately crafted by faculty, students and visiting
artists through the University’s internationally known Glass program.
sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with silent auction bids accepted 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
sale draws art enthusiasts from across Texas and neighboring states.
seen people come from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and other cities in Texas,”
said David Keens,
professor and architect of UT Arlington’s glass art program. “Shoppers come
early and usually find some real treasures.”
added: “The quality of work done by the students goes up each year. It’s quite
process of making the glass art involves manipulating glass with a variety of
hand tools and fire. Glass blowing demonstrations will be part of the show.
Arlington’s glass art program is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier
programs in the country, and the annual sale has been a major factor in the
the proceeds from student work go to the student artists; the rest benefits the
glass art program and will be used to buy materials for new equipment. Faculty
and staff build and maintain all of the program’s state-of-the art equipment.
"Our ovens constantly run at heats of over 2,000 degrees, which is a lot of wear and tear," said Neal Paustian, a student planning to enter UT Arlington's highly competitive master of fine arts program with a concentration in glass.
added: “We’re not only making glass art, we’re also learning about business practices
and how to sell our work.”
also will feature new works by Keens, whose pieces have been displayed in major
museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Renwick
Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary
Crafts Museum in New York City and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Keens
also has exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico and the Philippines.
2007, Keens was named the official Texas state artist in the 3-D category.
For more information about the show and sale, contact the Studio Arts Center at 817-272-2891. Free and ample parking will be available. A map is available here.
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