Glass artist Lipofsky to lecture, demonstrate at college
DANVILLE, KY -- Marvin Lipofsky, a pioneer and leader among American glass artists, will demonstrate his craft at Centre College this week. Lipofsky will give public demonstrations in the Jones Visual Arts Center at the college on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Earlier in the week, he will lecture to Centre students and work in the college glass studio.
Lipofsky's visit was scheduled in conjunction with a major glass show set to open in Louisville this weekend. "Millennium Glass" opens Friday, April 28, at the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation on West Main Street. The exhibition features the work of artists from ten countries.
As part of the show opening, Lipofsky will lecture at the Foundation in Louisville on Friday evening at 7 p.m., returning to Centre for his Saturday demonstrations. Lipofsky is represented in the show, along with renowned Italian glass maker and designer Lino Tagliapietra and Centre professor and artist Stephen Rolfe Powell.
Lipofsky founded of glass art programs at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. He was a founding member of the Glass Art Society and served as its president 1978-80.
Educated at the University of Illinois (bachelor of fine arts), Lipofsky completed a master's degree in sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has lectured nationally and internationally at more than 300 workshops, conferences and universities. His honors have included two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Living Treasures of California Award and honorary life membership in the Glass Art Society.
Tagliapietra also will visit the Centre campus, giving public demonstrations of his technique on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Jones Visual Arts Center.
The Millennium Glass show runs through July 8 in Louisville.
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