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Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass

Stephen Powell, Cherry Stretch Vertigo, June 30 – September 16, 2012

In 1962 Harvey Littleton and Dominic Labino conducted an experimental glass blowing workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art. Littleton would subsequently begin a program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to teach individuals to blow glass in a studio setting. This took glass production from the factory and put it into the hands of artists. Among his students was Dale Chihuly, a name now synonymous with the studio art glass movement. 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of American Studio Glass, we present Evolution/Revolution, an exhibit organized by Ferdinand Hampson at Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Michigan, that traces the evolution of glass as an artistic medium from the 1960s to the present, featuring selected works by noted artists from each decade.

Image: Stephen Powell, Cherry Stretch Vertigo, Blown Glass, 2010, 49 x 19 x 10"