Visiting Artists Schedule 2018

We have an outstanding lineup of some of the art world’s finest glass artists.  Three of these artists will spend 3 days at our center.  Thursday night will be a Private Dinner to meet the artist and Preview of our Gallery Exhibit.  Friday will be a Gallery Opening featuring some of the artist’s work and Saturday will be a Public Demonstration by the artist.  We also have another special One-Day Demonstration by two other renowned artists for the Art Synergy Lake Worth Event.

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February 22-24, 2018
Grant Garmezy - Glassblower

garmazey image 2018Grant Garmezy grew up on a working farm in Tennessee. As far back as he can remember, he's been fascinated with the arts and working with his hands to create things. His artistic career began when he was very young, taking drawing classes with a local illustrator. He became serious while in his teens, and spent multiple summers at intensive arts programs for high school students. His passion to pursue a career in the arts led Grant to Virginia. He originally intended to focus on jewelry and small-scale metals, but once he wandered into the glass studio, he discovered a love for the molten material.

Grant has never been attracted to making functional glass items, instead he has always been drawn to its sculptural qualities. Unlike other materials, glass cannot be sculpted with your hands - artists must use special tools, timing, and gravity to manipulate the two-thousand degree material, which is constantly moving while hot.

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March 22-24, 2018: Chelsea Rousso, Fuser

rousso image 2018Chelsea Rousso is extremely well known for her bodice inspired art that is actually wearble. Because of this we have decided to combine her Friday night opening with our Annual Wearable Art Fundraiser. This is a not to be missed event.

Chelsea is a glass artist, fashion designer and writer as well as a professor at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She specializes in kiln-formed glass and holds regular classes and workshops for aspiring glass artists.

Rousso combines her love of fashion and glass into a unique form of wearable glass corsets, bandeaus, and swimwear which have appeared on catwalks at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, Centre Des Sciences de Montral, Canada, The Glass Art Society's Conference shows in Corning, NY and Toledo, OH, Sinaca Studio in Fort Worth, TX and WMODA in Dania Beach, FL.

April 26-28, 2018: To Be Announced