Laura Donefer, who has been using glass as a primary medium in her work for more than 27 years, is the fourth artist invited to participate in the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA)’s prestigious Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). The American-born Donefer, who now lives in Harrowsmith, Ontario will be an artist in residence from May 14-22, 2010 and will return in the fall to continue her work.
The GAPP program invites one glass or contemporary artist per year to visit the Museum and spend time creating new work inspired by the TMA collection. In return, the Museum has asked the selected artists to give a lecture and a glass-working demonstration relating to their work, both of which have been well-received by the public during past GAPP residencies.
“The GAPP program is made possible by a generous donor to the Museum who believes strongly in
public education and allowing these established artists the freedom and resources to explore their work in new ways without any pressure or restrictions,” said Jutta-Annette Page, curator of glass and decorative arts and GAPP program co-administrator.