Exhibition: Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012 at the Toledo Museum of Art

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Book: Color Ignited

This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Studio Glass Movement, which started in Toledo in 1962.  The Toledo Museum of Art and the city of Toledo just finished up hosting the 2012 Glass Arts Society Conference, and it was an incredible week!

To coincide with the conference the museum has reinstalled its Glass Pavilion galleries and opened the exhibition Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012.  “The exhibition focuses on the role of color—from the conceptual to the political to the metaphoric—in artistic expression. More than 80 objects from private collections, galleries, other museums and TMA’s own collection are shown, including works by Littleton, Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Judith Schaechter, Ginny Ruffner, Fritz Driesbach and Klaus Moje.” The show has opened in TMA’s brand new Wolfe Gallery for Contemporary Art, a beautiful new space, and will be open until September 9. Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

 

 

Also, in the Ohio Valley, the Huntington Museum of Art has a focused exhibition on the father of the Studio Glass Movement, Harvey Littleton.

Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement is on view through November 18.

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Swallow Press/Ohio University Press announced one of its newest publications, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement by Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves.  From the website:

The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map.

Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, community members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along 120 driving trails.

With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Visit the Swallow Press/Ohio University Press website for more information on this book.

Art Book Sale at the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

The Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives at the Cincinnati Art Museum will be having an art book sale on May 4 through 6.

Hours are:
May 4, Friday, 2 pm – 4.30 pm

May 5, Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

May 6, Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

The Cincinnati Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Please enter through the Art Museum’s DeWitt entrance (wheelchair access entrance) and proceed to the Castellini Room.

Art Book Sale at the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

The Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives at the Cincinnati Art Museum will be having an art book sale on May 4 through 6.

Hours are:
May 4, Friday, 2 pm – 4.30 pm

May 5, Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

May 6, Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

The Cincinnati Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Please enter through the Art Museum’s DeWitt entrance (wheelchair access entrance) and proceed to the Castellini Room.

Glass House Conversations

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