Visiting Artists Schedule 2018
We have an outstanding lineup of some of the art world’s finest glass artists. Three of these artists will spend 3 days at our center. Thursday night will be a Private Dinner to meet the artist and Preview of our Gallery Exhibit. Friday will be a Gallery Opening featuring some of the artist’s work and Saturday will be a Public Demonstration by the artist. We also have another special One-Day Demonstration by two other renowned artists for the Art Synergy Lake Worth Event.
January 19th, 2018: Art Synergy Experience
- 6pm - 10pm
- Live Band
- Appetizers & Wine
- Gallery Exhibit
- Ross Richmond - Glassblower
- Chadd Lacy - Flameworker
Ross Richmond started working with glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with a major in Glass and a m inor in Metals. He has studied and taught at the Penland School of Craft and the Pilchuck Glas School. In 1997 Ross began working as an apprentice to William Morris becoming a member of his team in 1999. Ross' pieces are typically narrative, working mainly with figurative elements and symbolic objects. His work currently shows at a number of galleries across the country and he teaches in the US and Canada.
Chadd Lacy received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. In addition to working in a variety of studios in the United States, Chadd has been a faculty member and the studio technician at Cleveland Institute of Art since 2005. His work has taken him to schools and galleries in the United States, Holland, and Japan.
February 22-24, 2018
Grant Garmezy - Glassblower
- Thursday, February 22nd: Private Dinner 6-9pm
- Friday, February 23rd: Gallery Opening 6-8pm
- Saturday, February 24th : Public Demo 2-5pm
Grant Garmezy grew up on a working farm in Tennessee. As far back as he can remember, he's been fascinated with the arts and working with his hands to create things. His artistic career began when he was very young, taking drawing classes with a local illustrator. He became serious while in his teens, and spent multiple summers at intensive arts programs for high school students. His passion to pursue a career in the arts led Grant to Virginia. He originally intended to focus on jewelry and small-scale metals, but once he wandered into the glass studio, he discovered a love for the molten material.
Grant has never been attracted to making functional glass items, instead he has always been drawn to its sculptural qualities. Unlike other materials, glass cannot be sculpted with your hands - artists must use special tools, timing, and gravity to manipulate the two-thousand degree material, which is constantly moving while hot.
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March 22-24, 2018: Chelsea Rousso, Fuser
- Thursday, the 22nd: Private Dinner 6 - 9pm
- Friday, the 23rd: Wearable Art Show with CHelsea Rousso 6 - 10pm
- Saturday, the 24th: Public Demo 2 - 5pm
Chelsea Rousso is extremely well known for her bodice inspired art that is actually wearble. Becaus eof this we have decided to combine her Friday night opening with our Annual Wearable Art Fundraiser. This is a not to be missed event.
Chelsea is a glass artist, fashion designer and writer as well as a professor at The ARt Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She specializes in kiln-formed glass and holds regular classes and workshops for aspiring glass artists.
Rousso combines her love of fashion and glass into a unique form of wearable glass corsets, bandeaus, and swimwear which have appeared on catwalks at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, Centre Des Sciences de Montral, Canada, The Glass Art Society's Conference shows in Corning, NY and Toledo, OH, Sinaca Studio in Fort Worth, TX and WMODA in Dania Beach, FL.
April 26-28, 2018: To Be Announced
- Thursday, the 26th: Private Dinner 6 - 9pm
- Friday, the 27th: Gallery Opening 6 - 8pm
- Saturday, the 28th: Public Demo 2 - 5pm