Glass Studio News: July 2017

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A black and white photo of artist John Kiley standing behind one of this glass works. Photo taken by Russell Johnson.

Artist John Kiley. Photo by Russell Johnson.

FREE GAPP Artist Talk: John Kiley

Aug. 25: 7 p.m., GlasSalon

GAPP artist John Kiley will discuss his work and participation in the Museum’s glass residency program.

Fractography is the science of how and why brittle materials break. Kiley’s most recent work utilizes optic glass blocks that are fractured and then reconstructed. These “Fractographs” are as unique as fingerprints, an indelible record of time, energy and place. During the re-construction process, strategic pieces are left out of the assembled blocks leaving it to the viewer to complete the piece in their imagination.

“Historical sculptures often have missing elements that were broken off at some point in history,” Kiley said. “To me, missing elements evoke the passage of time – perhaps a moment of impact, an act of war or a slow degradation. My residency will be used to study pieces from the Museum’s collection that may not be intact, and create work based on the imagination of what is missing and why.”

John Kiley’s GAPP residency will take place Aug. 23–30, 2017 in the Glass Studio.

TMA’s Glass Studio will be giving free flameworking demonstrations during the Toledo Zoo’s Wild About Art event on Aug. 5 and 6.


July: Firework Paperweight

Glass Art Workshops

July 21–23, 28–30: Times vary
$30 members, $40 nonmembers

Celebrate Independence Day all year long with your own fireworks paperweight. Purchase tickets at


Wine tasting at the Glass Pavilion

Wine by the Glass Pavilion

July 21 and 28: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
$25 members, $35 for nonmembers + tax

Enjoy four wines paired with hors d’oeuvres from 6:30-8:30 p.m. during It’s Friday! at the Glass Pavilion.

Handmade in the Glass Studio

Limited Edition Greek-Inspired Glass Vases

Limited Edition Greek-Inspired Glass Vases

This limited edition series of hand-blown glass vases celebrates the elegance and artistry found in The Berlin Painter and His World. Designed and hand-made by artist and Glass Studio Assistant Manager Alan Iwamura, each piece reflects the stylistic accomplishments found in Ancient Greek pottery and is complemented by a rich, modern color scheme.

Exclusive to The Berlin Painter and His World, each vase will only be available for purchase until Oct. 1, 2017.

Pictured from left to right: Blue Lekythos Vase, $450; Orange Hydria Vase, $250; Yellow Amphora Vase, $375

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