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2012 World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Media Contact: Bridget Lewis

Beautifully crafted works of glass art will go on sale to the public Friday, March 30, at UT Arlington’s annual World-Class Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis Drive. 

Glass art at the College Park Center

A design by art professor David Keens is featured in UT Arlington's new College Park Center.

The event includes collector art pieces, vases, paperweights, platters, bowls, small sculptures and other items for sale. Graduate students, faculty and staff in UT Arlington’s renowned glass art program crafted most of the work. In addition, a number of pieces have been donated by visiting glass artists who have lectured and blown glass in the campus studio during the past year.  

The sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with silent auction bids accepted 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale typically attracts people from across Texas, said David Keens, professor and architect of UT Arlington’s glass art program. “There’s always something unique and special about each year’s event because we have new students, different visiting artists, and new work by the adjuncts, graduate students and faculty.”  

Making the glass art involves manipulating glass with a variety of hand tools and fire. Glass blowing demonstrations will be part of the show.

Half the proceeds from student work go to the student artists; the rest benefits the glass art program and will be used to purchase or build equipment and to repair existing equipment. Faculty and staff build and maintain all of the program’s state-of-the art equipment.

The event also will feature new works by Keens, whose pieces have been 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.

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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