News : Exhibitions
GAAC's January Facebook Member Interview - Hana Schweighardt
posted: February 4, 2014
The January member interview is now online, you can visit it here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/glass-art-association-of-canada/january-member-interview-hana-schweighardt/629162117121336
Image - Bunny Goblet, Kiln Cast System 96 Clear Glass, Approx. h 8" w 4", 2011
Glen Williams Glass - Ontario - is looking for a new member
posted: February 4, 2014
* Part of the Williams Mill - group of 33 artists, working in a variety of mediums.
* Spacious individual studio spaces
* 2 glory holes (1 large, 1 small)
* Minimum 6 blowslots per month
* 550lb continuous melt furnace
* Full coldshop (lap wheel, 2 belt sanders, drill, lathe, 2 sandblasters)
* Gallery display space (commission-free sales, open daily)
* The opportunity to join a successful business!
* $7,500 buy-in, which is returned 100% if/when you leave the studio
(Mortgage/Payment Plan options are available)
* Fair division of monthly business costs and expenses
* Commitment to work 4 or 5 days per month in showroom
For more information, please call 905-873-4092,
visit our website at www.glenwilliamsglass.com,
or email us at email@example.com.
JEAN-MARIE GIGUÈRE - WORLD MUSIC -Gallery Espace VERRE - 13 February to 16 May 2014
posted: February 4, 2014
THE OPENING February 13, 2014 At 18: 30
Montreal, January 28, 2014 - From 13 February to 16 May 2014, GLASS Space Gallery presents the new series of glass artist Jean-Marie Giguère in World Music exposure. This series, which lends its name to the exhibition, brand Giguère twenty years of practice of the art of the Grail, which combines glassblowing etch to a smooth setting, integrated with the mass of the glass. The opening will take place in the presence of the artist Thursday, February 13 from 18 h 30.
With World Music, Jean-Marie Giguère proposes a meeting between anachronistic motifs in human events as well as natural phenomena. The artist site visit, styles, monuments small and large, art and crafts, naive and design. It builds everything by appropriating each item. "I looked for common denominators in all human beings," said Giguere, "for use as subjects in my compositions: the body, the land, family, home, ancestors, religion, temples, God, nature, eat, kiss, identity signs. "
As a music composer in the world, draws Giguère, according to an aesthetic of its own, including old and folk motifs to transform and camping in a very contemporary context. Rhythms and refrains are thus translated into strips and drawings, become leitmotifs pictorial time a creative impulse.
Afghan embroidery Tibetan prayers, through the striking tattoos Maori fields Inspiration World Music are large and cosmopolitan. They affect not only dances, body paintings and ceremonial objects of the Maasai in Africa, but also the beauty of tree bark, or that stones that crack under the influence of cold. In Giguère, religious and erotic art Hindus alongside modern art and abstraction Automatistes, while Nazca along the footprints left by the tread of winter tires.
Giguère is part of this generation of artists that gives the glass Quebec its new brands in the future.
- Ronald Labelle, glass artist and
co-founder of Space GLASS
Jean-Marie Giguère is a native of the Island of Orleans and descendant of one of the largest families of New France. It comes to art glass through the window. After studying visual arts at Laval University, he attended specialized training GLASS Area in 1989. Thereafter, Giguère perfected his techniques work of glass with several renowned glass. Since its inception, it has won seven scholarships, served on numerous boards and participated in 45 group exhibitions in Quebec and abroad. World Music is his fifth solo exhibition.
GLASS space is a center for the creation and dissemination of glass arts located at 1200 Mill Street in Montreal. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 17 pm and the last Sunday of each month from 12 am to 17 pm. Admission is free.
Image: World music, blown glass, technical Grail | Photo: Michel Dubreuil
Kaléidoscope on the road! - The exhibition will make its way around the province of Quebec until 2014
posted: February 8, 2012
Until April 15, 2012, the Centre national d’exposition in Jonquière presents Kaléidoscope : variations sur le verre, the notorious glass exhibition organized and circulated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Over thirty pieces are presented to demonstrate the multitude of avenues explored by contemporary Quebec glass artists.
The exhibition will make its way around the province of Quebec until 2014.
Next stop: Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, from June 16 through September 2, 2012
Centre national d’exposition
4160 du Vieux-Pont, mont Jacob, Jonquière
Image: © Caroline Ouellette, Vénus II, 2006, Blown, kiln cast and flameworked glass, 42 x 34,5 x 20 cm, purchase, 2010.216