WHO: Glass artists, historians, conservationists, curators, critics, and fabricators from USA, Canada, Scotland, Switzerland and Spain; members of the American Glass Guild, architects and interior designers. http://www.americanglassguild.org/rochester-2017/
WHAT: AGG 2017 Conference “Harmony: Old and New, on Light and the Gift, Nurturing the Creative Mind” and 2017 Glass Art Now Exhibition, Annual Auction for artists and collectors.
WHERE: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel
WHEN: Conference: May 19-21, 2017; Workshops: May 17, 18, 22, 2017; member $325, nonmember $375, or single day rate $125 member, $145 non-member.
Glass Art Now juried exhibition: May 19-21, 2017
(This exhibition travels to National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., June 9-Sept. 30, 2017)
WHY ROCHESTER: Rochester is a leading metropolitan city with a vast collection of historic to contemporary stained and architectural art glass, and mosaic installations including Peter McGrain’s exterior wall in the Rochester International Airport; Rochester resident and glass artist Nancy Gong’s incredible piece, Genesee River Watershed, on the grounds of the Rochester Museum & Science Center; Gong’s expansive wall at Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation Center and Valerie O’Hara’s etched, curved wall at their Rare Books Library; Henry Sharp and Louis Comfort Tiffany windows and mosaics at Christ Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Charles Allen, David Maitland Armstrong, Willet Studio, and Pike
Studio’s work at Third Presbyterian Church; University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel; among other locations and artists. Rochester was also selected for its regional talent and expertise.
AMERICAN GLASS GUILD’s mission is to provide a forum for the open exchange of information on stained and architectural art glass—its creation, preservation, restoration, and history. Our intention is to work toward building an environment within the field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists to attain a higher level of expertise. Our conferences include presentations, round-table discussions, and demonstrations by notable national and international experts. For more information visit www.americanglassguild.org.