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Tom Casmer

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Few visual mediums fall outside the purview of Tom Casmer’s vision.  In this exhibition, Casmer explores elaborate stacked wood constructs that he has milled by hand to create circuit-like blueprints in three dimensions.  At times his pieces mimic the building blocks of modern electronics, while at others they evoke the…

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Breadwig Ballinger

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Bryan graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. He also has a master’s degree in Writing for Children from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. After moving to Seattle and doing freelance work for companies such as Nintendo Power magazine, he started working at…

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Roxie Munro

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 45 nonfiction, STEM/STEAM, and concept books for children, many using “gamification” to encourage reading, learning, and engagement  (including Mazescapes; Amazement Park; the Inside-Outside Books: New York City [New York Times Best Illustrated Award], Washington DC, Texas, London, Paris, and Libraries; Feathers, Flaps &…

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Robin Priess Glasser

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Robin Preiss Glasser has had two successful careers, the first as a ballet dancer and the second as an illustrator. She began her career as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet, until injury forced her to leave. She returned to school at age 30 and earned her Bachelor of Fine…

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Bertil Vallien

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

As Sweden’s most innovative and well-known contemporary glass artist, Vallien has exhibited around the world from California to Israel. His work is in numerous public collections, including:The State Heritage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia); the National Museum (Stockholm, Sweden); the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England); the Art Institute of Chicago…

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Lino Tagliapietra

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Lino Tagliapietra’s career is defined by a dedication to workmanship, innovation, and collaboration. Born in 1934 on the renowned glass-blowing island of Murano, Italy, Tagliapietra began his apprenticeship at age 11 with Muranese master Archimede Seguso from whom Tagliapietra achieved the status of Maestro Vetraio by the age of 21.…

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Dale Chihuly

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Few contemporary artistic careers compare in eminence to that of America’s premiere glass artist, Dale Chihuly. The creator of a remarkable repertoire of objects and installations, Dale Chihuly’s glass art has been featured in national and international exhibitions for over 40 years, is represented in over 200 museum collections, is…

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Julian Cervantes

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm
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Diane F. Kessenich

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Diane studied life and figure drawing in oils at The Art Student’s League, NYC. She studied drawing with charcoal at the Roslyn School of Painting, NY. She also illustrated 60 full pages for an Art Textbook for Gifted First Graders which was published as part of a language art series written by…

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Joan Ives

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May 17 @ 11:15 pm

Joan Ives is a fused glass artist and instructor. She specializes in frit portraits and glassline paintings. She has taught workshops at McMow and the Benzaiten Center both located in South Florida.

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