GLASS: A Juried Art Show
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May 22, 2012
First cooperative juried glass show portrays art, sculpture from around the globe
Muncie, IN— Minnetrista, in partnership with The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University, hosts its first cooperative juried glass show. GLASS: A Juried Art Show portrays the breadth and range of glass in contemporary contexts of craft, sculpture, and mixed media art.
143 artists from around the world entered 372 pieces to be in the show. Juror and famed artist Katherine Gray chose the 34 best works, which will be on display at Minnetrista until August 12.
You can even own one of the one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display; many of the pieces are up for sale! There is a range of prices, and purchases can be taken home after the Art Show closes August 12. All pieces in the show will be featured in the Glass Biennial 2012 full color catalog.
This exhibition celebrates the importance of glass in the history of East Central Indiana. In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, NY, to Muncie, IN, to take advantage of the abundance of recently discovered natural gas. Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company became America’s largest manufacturer of canning jars. One hundred years later, Minnetrista was established on the site of one of the Ball family homes.
The art show is supported by a grant from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) and coincides with the 50th anniversary of Contemporary Glass in America.
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Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.