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b. 1941 in Tacoma, Washington
Hot blown glass on loan from the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville
Created while Chihuly was a guest artist for Glass Weekend at WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville, “Macchia” is a work of blown glass featuring white and pink spatter and overlaid with maroon threading, lavender lip wrap, and an irregular ruffled edge.
Chihuly developed an interest in glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, he enrolled in the first glass program in the country at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade. After receiving a Fulbright Fellowship in 1968 Chihuly studied at the Venini glass factory in Venice where he observed a team approach to blowing glass, a technique that is critical to how he works today. In 1971 he co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State.
Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide and he has received numerous awards including 12 honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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b. 1977 in Medellín, Colombia
Fused, sandblasted and slumped glass
On loan from the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts and Cultural Center
Restrepo created this untitled piece while a fellow in the international artists residency program of the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts in Millville. She received her BFA in glass sculpture in 2001 from the University of Wolverhampton in England and previously studied industrial design at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín.
After traveling and working for various artists in England, the United States and Mexico, Restrepo established herself in Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico where she opened her glass studio in 2005. In addition to glasswork, she recently became involved with a community-based performance/action group. Awarded several scholarships and residencies, Restrepo has studied her art on at least three continents including at the WheatonArts and Cultural Center. She shows both nationally and internationally, and is an active member of the Mexican Glass Art community.
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Pinelands Bouquet, 1997
Paul J. Stankard
b. 1943 in Attleboro, Mass.
Inspired by native New Jersey flora and featuring human “roots,” a recurring theme in the artist’s work, “Pinelands Bouquet” showcases Stankard’s ability to capture detail in a breadth of natural colors and textures. Stankard, a recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Rowan University, donated “Pinelands Bouquet” to the University in 1997.
He is a longtime educator and glassmaker who began his career as an industrial glassblower who made chemistry-grade scientific instruments. An internationally celebrated artist, Mantua, N.J.-based Stankard fashions his three-dimensional works from spun glass filaments. His botanical inspired artwork has been displayed in collections from the Palais du Louvre in Paris to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in China, Japan, and in galleries throughout the U.S.