|Blown Away: Seattle glass artists demonstrate
RELEASED: Oct. 6, 2005
DANVILLE, KYThe Centre College art program will present four public glassblowing demonstrations featuring Seattle glass artists Janusz Pozniak and David Walters on Oct. 13 (7-9 p.m.), Oct. 14 (9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.), and Oct. 15 (9-11 a.m.) in the hot glass studio located in the Jones Visual Arts Center on campus.
Janusz Pozniak, a native of England, received a B.A. degree in 3D design from West Surrey College. Pozniak worked in a production studio in London before coming to America in 1990 to work for renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Since 1991, Pozniak has worked part time with Seattle artist Dante Marioni in addition to pursuing his own career. He has worked with many established artists and has exhibited internationally.
Pozniak's early glass works addressed issues of social awareness. More recently, he has begun to "focus on creating objects that give the gifts of peace, contemplation and tranquility."
David Walters received a B.F.A. in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993. After graduating, he moved to Seattle to work for Dale Chihuly and other prominent glass workers in the Seattle area. While employed at Chihuly Inc., he met artist Lino Tagliapietra and began working with him; he continues to assist Tagliapietra today.
Walter's current work focuses on fairy tales and fables. He reflects that the "rich characters and metaphors found in children's fairy tales to be an appropriate and inspirational vehicle for self expression."
For more information about the demonstrations call (859) 238-5727
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