Glass sculpture exhibition will be a hot event

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 5‚ 2006) — The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present…

Georgia (Sep 5, 2006) — Glass sculpture exhibition will be a hot event

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 5‚ 2006) — The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present an exhibition of hot glass sculpture featuring artists from across the Southeastern United States. The exhibition will open Sept. 7 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building.

“Form and Light: Contemporary Glass Sculpture from Southeastern Artists‚” organized by recently retired KSU Director of Galleries Roberta Griffin and curator and local glass artist Naomi Stuecker‚ will feature 11 hot glass sculpture artists from Georgia‚ Tennessee‚ Kentucky and Florida. The artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their sculptures‚ demonstrate their hot glassblowing techniques‚ and interact with KSU art students and the general public.

Several special events have been planned in conjunction with the exhibition. First‚ Atlanta artist Matt Janke will be on campus with his portable glassblowing unit and will give demonstrations to KSU art students on Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the KSU Department of Visual Arts sculpture studio. Janke‚ an Ohio native‚ moved to Atlanta in 1986 and with his hard work and ambition he opened his first glassblowing studio. Artists Brook White‚ Paul Hugues‚ Thomas Spake and Meredith Masser will also be on hand to demonstrate their glassblowing techniques.

A panel discussion with featured artists Susan Gott and Richard Jolley‚ as well as Dorita Arnold‚ a local gallery owner and collector of glass art‚ will highlight the second evening of the exhibition. “The Emergence of Glass as a Major Art Form” will be debated among these hot glass artists on Sept. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Joe Mack Wilson Building‚ Room 103.

The final special event associated with the exhibition will be a glassblowing demonstration on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Janke Studios‚ Inc. located at 659 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. This demonstration is open to the public.

The exhibition‚ “Form and Light: Contemporary Glass Sculpture from Southeastern Artists‚” continues through Oct. 11 and is open the public. All gallery events are free. For a complete schedule and more information‚ call 770−499−3223.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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