Blown Away: An often overlooked art heats up in Chicago

Posted by Centre News in Centre In The News 17 Mar 2014

Stephen Powell

powellinstallation2“Contemporary glass art typically brings to mind vases, bowls and Mad Men-esque ashtrays from the 1960s, but the era of radical political, civil and social change was also a decade of evolution for the arts, as artists were experimenting in private studios to find new forms and functions for glass. This month, Chicago celebrates that history by hosting the 43rd annual Glass Art Society Conference for the first time, and the city is prepped to welcome the world’s finest glass artists March 19-22.”

Katie Schroeder of Modern Luxury: Chicago Social, writing about this month’s Glass Art Society Conference, featuring work by world-renowned glass artist and H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Art Stephen Rolfe Powell (right, courtesy Ken Saunders Gallery).

Read the complete story on the Conference by clicking here.

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