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Exhibition: A Tribute To Tom McGlauchlin's Glass LegacyPublished: 06/06/2012
20 North Gallery proudly presents “Tom & Friends: a Tribute to McGlauchlin’s Legacy in Glass”, the first major gallery exhibit of the work of studio glass pioneer Tom McGlauchin, since his death in 2011. The exhibit will run from Saturday, June 9 – Saturday, July 14, 2012, as one of the Concurrent Glass Exhibitions held in conjunction with the Glass Arts Society (GAS) Conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement in Toledo. A public reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, from 6:30 – 10:30p.m., in conjunction with the GAS conference downtown Gallery Loop.
Tom McGlauchlin was one of the leading co-founders of the Studio Glass Movement, from its initial workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962 and continuing until his death in 2011. McGlauchlin began as a ceramic student of Harvey Littleton. He and Littleton became pioneers in creating what would become a major field of contemporary art, the Studio Glass Movement. In addition to his fine artwork, McGlauchlin also enjoyed a prolific teaching career.
The “Tom & Friends” exhibit is a comprehensive gathering of many legendary and iconic talents including: Herb Babcock, Clayton Bailey, Fritz Dreisbach, Edith Franklin, Henry Halem, Philip Hazard, Janet Kelman, Harvey Littleton, Shawn Messenger, Mark Peiser, Jack Schmidt, Norman Schulman, Robin Schultes & Patrick Dubreuil, Kelly Sheehan, John Stephenson and Meredith Wenzel, as well as privately-owned work by Dominick Labino.
To view a virtual tour and online exhibition catalogue of “Tom & Friends: A Tribute to McGlauchlin’s Legacy in Glass”: visit www.20northgallery.net (The website posting begins June 9, 2012).
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