Panel Discussion at the Wadsworth: The Art of Flameworking




When:
January 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2023-01-26T18:00:00-05:00
2023-01-26T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford
06103
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aviva Santopietro
860-278-2670

Stigmatized by its associations with cannabis, flameworked glass has been almost completely left out of the broader discussion surrounding the contemporary glass art movement. Recent public policy shifts and greater inclusivity within the glass art community are turning the tide, bringing long-overdue recognition to the contributions of flameworkers. Brandy Culp, curator of Fired Up: Glass Todaymoderates a discussion between artists David Colton, Kim Thomas, Carmen Lozarand Curator of Postwar and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass Susie Silbert about the history, artistry, and everadvancing technology of flameworking to shed light on this historically under-appreciated technique. Listen as some of the major voices in contemporary flameworking reflect on the art form’s journey from scientific laboratories and underground studios to the mainstream art world. Free with required registration.