Thursday, February 14, 2008

TAM: Museum of Glass eNewsletter for February 14, 2008

FYI: Lino Tagliapietra will be in the Museum of Glass Hotshop this weekend February 13 – 17 and February 27 – March 2, 2008.
All of you should know his name because he has had a long artistic relationship with Dale Chihuly and Pilchuck Glass School. This is an exceptional opportunity to see him at work.

The Museum of Glass is currently showing a retrospective of Lino Tagliapietra.
More information below.


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Lino Returns to the Hot Shop

February 13 – 17 and
February 27 – March 2, 2008
9 am – 3 pm Wednesday – Saturday; 12 – 5 pm Sunday

Lino TagliapietraLino Tagliapietra is back in the Hot Shop for two 5-day Visiting Artist residencies! Widely revered as the maestro of glassblowing, Lino was instrumental in promoting the early Studio Glass movement in the Pacific Northwest. In 1979, he first came to Pilchuck Glass School and shared with American glassmakers his vast knowledge gained from years of work in the Murano glass community. This act began a chain reaction of shared knowledge that universally elevated the art and craft of glassmaking and changed the course of contemporary glass.

Don't miss your opportunity to see the maestro at work! Watch him create exquisite works of art as he takes a seat at the artist's bench in the Hot Shop. Then come back and see examples of his superior design technique and craftsmanship from throughout his career in Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass, opening February 23 (see below).

Note: The Museum will open at 9 am Wednesday – Saturday for this residency.


Dante Marioni: Form, Color, Pattern

Opens Saturday, February 16

Lino TagliapietraDante Marioni: Form, Color, Pattern is a mid-career survey comprising more than twenty exceptional glass works crafted over the past two decades by Seattle artist, Dante Marioni. The exhibition explores the ways Marioni has been inspired by both historical and contemporary glassblowers. Drawing upon the centuries-long artistic conversation about classical design, proportion, and aesthetics that dates back to the ancient roots of the art form, he is also influenced by the teachings of contemporary mentors, such as Lino Tagliapietra, to create a style distinctively his own.
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Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect:
A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass

Opens Next Saturday, February 23

Dinosaur by Lino TagliapietraLino Tagliapietra in Retrospect is the first comprehensive examination of Lino Tagliapietra’s art and forty years of his illustrious career. Lino is widely revered as the maestro of glassblowing, an inspiring teacher and the elder statesman linking the glass centers of Venice, Italy and the Pacific Northwest. Now age 72, Lino’s artistic mastery and vision continue to influence Studio Glass artists around the world. The exhibition includes 276 objects acquired from the artist’s own collection and collections around the world.
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Member and Artist Reception

Friday, February 22, 6 – 9 pm

Take advantage of your MOG membership and be among the first to see the new exhibitions. Meet Lino in person and enjoy an elegant evening of celebration. This event is free for members and $15 each for members' guests.

Not a member? Join online today. Staff will also be available to assist you with your membership puchase at the party.


Lectures, Book Signing and More

We have a number of special presentations scheduled for the opening weekend of Lino's exhibition.

  • February 23 - Presentation and discussion with curator Susanne K. Frantz, 1 pm
  • February 24 - A Conversation with Lino Tagliapietra followed by a panel discussion, 2 pm
  • February 24 - Book signing session with Lino, 4 pm

Check out our website for a complete schedule all the events with Lino over the next three weeks.

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