Museum of Glass Welcomes "Banketje' Artist Beth Lipman to the Hot Shop November 15 - 19
Tacoma, Wash. (November 6, 2006)- The Museum of Glass will welcome Beth Lipman as a Visiting Artist to the Hot Shop November 15 th 19, 2006. Lipman's installation, Banketje, a 20-foot long banquet table set for a lavish party with more than 400 individual clear glass forms, is on display in the Museum's Grand Hall through November 19, 2006.
(Media-Newswire.com) - During her residency, Lipman will work with the resident Hot Shop team to create hot, clear glass assemblages composed of a variety of fruits, flowers and animals. With these pieces, she will explore the idea of assembling her work while the glass is still hot as opposed to making individual pieces that are positioned for an installation after they are cooled and cold worked, as she did in Banketje. Lipman will also create “overblown totems” similar to pieces included in the exhibition, Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500 – 2005, shown at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York earlier this year.
Lipman’s residency includes a Conversation with the Artist and slide presentation on Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m. in the Museum Theater.
About the Artist: Beth Lipman received her B.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1994. Currently, she works as the arts/industry coordinator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Canada in institutions such as the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Bronx Museum of Art, the Islip Art Museum, and the Fine Art Museum of Long Island. Her work is included in collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of American Glass and in numerous private collections.
About the Visiting Artist Program: The Museum of Glass Hot Shop Visiting Artist Program includes internationally known artists and emerging artists from the region and around the world—some who are masters of glass and some who are experimenting with the medium for the first time. They work with the Museum’s resident Hot Shop team to explore, invent and create with glass. With a diverse mixture of culture, style, focus and expertise, each artist offers Museum visitors the chance to experience a distinct creative style.
About the Museum of Glass The Museum of Glass is a fine arts museum dedicated to the presentation of the medium of glass within the context of contemporary art in all media. The Museum presents the richness and diversity of the art of our time and explores how glass draws from and contributes to the many facets of contemporary art. In addition to the Hot Shop Amphitheater where visitors can watch artists work, the facilities include galleries, outdoor exhibition areas, a theater, studio, grand hall, store and café. The Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by the City of Tacoma Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and ArtsFund.
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