Artworks inspired by glass set to shine

June 5, 2012 | Arts, UToday



“Reflections + Refractions: Two-Dimensional Artwork Inspired by Glass” will be on display from Monday, June 11, through Sunday, July 8, in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on the Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with the Glass Art Society’s 42nd Annual Conference, which will be held this year in Toledo from Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-16.

Utilizing diverse forms of media, 18 national and local artists will present their interpretations of the visual effects of glass.

“Glass is a relatively new medium for producing works of fine art; however, it now plays a significant role in the world of contemporary art. So much so, that it now seems to have an impact on other artistic media,” said Ben Pond, lecturer and director of the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery. “Our goal in presenting ‘Reflections + Refractions: Two Dimensional Art Inspired by Glass’ is to provide a view into this influence, to display artworks that are based on the effects of glass, as opposed to the material itself. Reflectance, transitiveness and color are themes considered by the artists represented in the show.”

The featured artists are Jeffery Abt, Heather Barns, Zlatka Bascandzieva, Hilary Brown, Dottie Campbell, Leah Cooper, Alisha Doxey, Ruth Foote, Kathy Goodell, Meggan Gould, Candace Hitt, Joe Johnson, Inna Linov, Nancy McGee, Michelle Murillo, Atsuko Tajima, Raphael Warshaw and Bonnie Wylo. 


“Reflections + Refractions” has been curated and organized by the UT Center for the Visual Arts Gallery and students who took the Gallery Practices class in spring semester.

A reception will be held Friday, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Center for the Visual Arts Gallery will be open extended hours that night, until 10:30 p.m., as part of the Glass Art Society’s Gallery Hop.

The free, public exhibition will be on display Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Pond at 419.530.8347 or Benjamin.Pond@utoledo.edu.