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Glass Artists Flock For International Conference

Ocala-based artist Robert Mickelsen used a torch to transform thin glass tubes into a human hand. Scroll through this slideshow to see how it came together, and see some other pieces on display at free exhibits for the public. Hundreds of glass artists and enthusiasts from around the world are in St. Petersburg this weekend for the 2019 Glass Art Society

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Is St. Petersburg the future of glass?

An international community of glass artists and collectors will descend on St. Petersburg this week. When it comes to great cities for glass art, a few spring to mind. This country’s epicenter for glass is Seattle, where the prestigious Glass Art Society formed in 1971. But the most famous and prestigious is Murano, Italy, known for its rich history of glass

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Imagine a future in which the art world refers to our slice of Florida as the Glass Coast, because it’s frontloaded with artists, galleries and museums dedicated to the American studio glass movement. The future, according to Imagine Museum executive director Jane Buckman, is now. Open for just a year, the 48,000 square foot facility is the latest – and

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Clearly, Florida Is a Showcase for Glass Art

Museums and shows reflect the wide variety of a delicate craft, from Tiffany to modern artists’ highly personal works. Childbirth and parenting are themes in ‘Blue Banded Vessel with Birds and Blue Berries’ a 2000 work by Kari Russell-Pool and husband Marc Petrovic. KARI RUSSELL-POOL AND MARC PETROVIC. At first glance, it looks like a traditional vase, with a decorative open

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Jane Buckman named as Imagine Museum EXEC. Director

St. Petersburg, FL — Imagine Museum announced that Jane Buckman is appointed as Imagine Museum Executive Director. Jane Buckman received her MA in studio arts from Western Illinois University. She has been involved with the arts and arts administration throughout her professional life. From her earlier years as an Artist in Residence for the city of Chicago, moving forward as

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