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June 13-16, 2013

GlassBoston was a four-day event that includes lectures, demonstrations, tours, a film series, gallery exhibitions, dinner, non-juried show & sale, closing party, and pre/post conference workshops. GlassBoston was organized by: MIT Glass Lab, NOCA Glass School @ APG, The Society of Arts and Crafts, & Strattman Design. Click here for images from the event.

Below is a complete schedule of events - click on presenter's name for more information.

Click here for an event map and schedule.
Click here for an event press release.


Monday, June 10- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Pre-Conference Workshop
James Mongrain: Classical Venetian Goblets
Location: APG/NOCA Glass School
$550 per person - limited to 9 participants


Work by Erik & Martin Demaine Work by Norwood Viviano Work by Matt Szosz

Thursday, June 13, 2013
GlassBoston Conference - $60 per person
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Demonstrations in the MIT Glass Lab:
Jocelyne Prince, Alex Rosenberg, Beccy Feather and Matt Szosz

Lectures:
"Shape Matters"
This lecture will be about the special qualities of glass from a material scientist's perspective. Professor Michael J. Cima, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

"Folding Glass"
This presentation will cover work they have done in mixed media (paper and glass), experiments with folding glass, and the development of "Virtual Glass", an open-source software program for glass blowers. Professor Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT. Sponsored by the Glass Art Society.

"James Carpenter Design Associates"
Joe Welker of James Carpenter Design Associates will discuss past, present and future work being done by this ground-breaking firm whose work straddles the fields of art, architecture and engineering. Sponsored by the Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass, Stockbridge MA.

"CAD and Rapid Prototyping for the Modern Glass Artist"
Panelists will present their varied approaches to using CAD and rapid prototyping technologies, including an overview of available tools and associated software. Tavs Jorgensen, Tutor, Royal College of Art, London, UK.; Norwood Viviano, independent studio artist, Plainwell, MI; Dr. Kenneth Cheung, Postdoctoral Associate, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

"Sky in a Bottle: A Space Message onto the Ethereal Glass Nanofoam Silica Aerogel"
Ioannis Michaloudis will introduce his space glass nanomaterial, the process of making it and his aer ( ) sculptures. He will also present his project Bottled Sky. Sponsored by School of Design & Art and Humanities Faculty, Curtin University.

"The Venini Legacy: A conversation with Laura and Alessandro De Santillana"
This will be a moderated presentation and will include their recent individual and collaborative work. Laura and Alessandro De Santillana.

Tours:
-MIT Media Lab Tours: 3 tours - limited to 12 attendees each
-MIT public art collection tour

Events:
-Glass Suitcase Show - Bush Room, open to the public.
Proceeds from the show will go to defay the conference expenses
-Glass Film Festival

Work by Kristina Logan Work by James Mongrain Work by Jeremy Sinkus

Friday, June 14, 2013

Option I
GlassBoston Conference - $60 per person
Location: APG/NOCA Glass School

Demonstrations:
James Mongrain, Rik and Shelley Allen, : (Sponsored by the Glass Art Society), Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, George Kennard, Jeremy Sinkus, David Weintrab, and Kristina Logan.

Evening Event:
Newbury Street Gallery Openings
-The Society of Arts and Crafts: Joseph Cavalieri exhibition
-L'attitude Gallery: Joe Peter & Peter Muller Sculptures - blown and flameworked glass
-Lanoue Fine Art: Beverly Albret, Rik Allen, Stephanie Chubbuck, Carrie Gustafson, Shelly Muzylowski, Thomas Scoon, Wayne Strattman, & Chris Watts

Option II
GlassBoston Demos & Glass Tour - $70 per person
Location: Greater Boston Area
Tour of the Joseph Cavalieri exhibition at The Society of Arts and Crafts, Tour of the Mapparium, Howard Ben Tre sculpture and fountain, Lanoue Gallery, L'Attitude Gallery, Strattman Studio, tour of private collection, lunch. Includes a pass for 9:00am demonstrations at NOCA - limited to 21 participants.


Work by Marc Petrovic Work by R Jason Howard Work by Hank Murta Adams Work by Wes Fleming

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Option I
GlassBoston Conference - $60 per person
Location: APG/NOCA Glass School

Demonstrations:
Eric Meek, Hank Adams and team, Marc Petrovic, Wes Fleming, Joe Peters, and R. Jason Howard.

Option II
GlassBoston Demos & Glass Tour - $175 per person
Fuller Craft Museum, Two Private Collections, Sid Hutter Studio, Mobilia Gallery, lunch & dinner. Includes a pass for 9:00am demonstrations at NOCA - limited to 22 participants.

Dance Party
8:00pm-12:00am
All Asia, 334 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, $20 per person: includes DJ, appetizers, cash bar.


Work by Gulfidan Ozman Work by Wayne Strattman Work by Pablo Soto

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Location: APG/NOCA Glass School - $60 per person Click on presenter's name for more information.

Demonstrations:
Gulfiden Ozmen: (Sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation, VitrA Tiles, and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism), Deborah Czeresko, Pablo Soto, Sally Prasch, Margaret Neher, and Wayne Strattman.

Post Conference Workshop - Monday June 17- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Location: APG/NOCA Glass School
Pablo Soto: Breaking Out of the Vessel
$550 per person - limited to 9 participants

Thank You To Our GlassBoston Sponsors

Glass Art Society Logo Turkey Turkey Cultural Council Schantz Gallery

Curtin University Vitra


Top Image: GlassBoston Logo