July 7 – October 28, 2012
For the 50th anniversary of the United States Studio Glass Movement, Telfair Museums will host its first exhibition on the subject of contemporary glass. Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass will feature approximately thirty works from the museum’s collection of studio glass. Noteworthy artists represented in the show include Rick Beck, JoseChardiet, Stephen Dee Edwards, Sydney Hutter, Jon Kuhn, David Levi, Charles Miner, Mark J. Sudduth, and Bertil Vallien. One of the most important contemporary glass objects in the Telfair’s collection includes a custom-built glass house by Therman Statom. The piece was created in 2006 for the Interpretative Gallery in the Telfair’s Jepson Center, which will be the location of the show. Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass will be fully supported with a publication documenting the show and a variety of educational opportunities related to contemporary art glass.