Harvey’s Legacy: The Next Generation of Studio Glass in Western North Carolina

November 19, 2012 - January 7, 2013 (closed December 21 - 31)

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2012 5-7pm

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America. To celebrate this milestone, The Center for Craft,Creativity & Design presents “Harvey’s Legacy: The Next Generation of Studio Glass in Western North Carolina”, an exhibition of work by studio glass movement founder Harvey K. Littleton as well as exceptional glass artists of generations X and Y who are working in the region. Western North Carolina’s Toe River Valley was home to Littleton, who settled there after his retirement, and now includes a growing community of over 50 notable glass artists.

The American Studio Glass movement began with two glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962. The workshops were taught by Harvey K. Littleton, who, along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for glassworking that made it possible for individual artists to work in independent studios. Since then, glass has been embraced by artists not only for production purposes, but as a sculptural medium for exploring contemporary issues and concepts.

Support the featured artists by purchasing an item from our gallery. Buy a pint glass at the opening and get a free beer courtesy of Asheville’s Highland Brewing Company.
 
Join the raffle at the opening to win hot shop and flameworking classes at the Asheville Glass Center, private lessons from exhibitors Kathryn Adams and Hayden Wilson, vases, ornaments, and more.

A portion of proceeds from the raffle and gallery sales will go towards subsidizing the first glass course at Warren Wilson College as well as future programming by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations: Saturday, December 8th, 10-6 PM
Asheville Glass Center
140C Roberts St. Asheville, NC 28801

On Saturday, December 8th, join the Asheville Glass Center staff and exhibitors Kathryn Adams, Ben Elliott, Ben Greene-Colonnese, Justin Turcotte, Hayden Wilson with special guests Alex Bernstein, Penland Resident Artist Micah Evans and exhibition curator Lauren Pelletier for exciting glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations to be held at the Asheville Glass Center in the River Arts District. 

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