Bending Brilliance Exhibit Opens with Artist Demonstrations and Gallery Talks | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Bending Brilliance Exhibit Opens with Artist Demonstrations and Gallery Talks

Bending Brilliance Exhibit Opens with Artist Demonstrations and Gallery Talks

Posted on Sep 7, 2016, by

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah will open a new exhibit, “Bending Brilliance: Neon and Plasma Sculpture” on Saturday, September 10th.  The exhibition of more than 40 light sculptures done with neon or plasma will include works from 13 artists from across the nation. Wisconsin artists include Jed Schleisner of Greenville, Tom Galbraith of Milwaukee and Bradley Corso of Madison. Other renowned exhibiting artists are Ed Kirshner, Jacob Fishman, Petrie Fishman, Bruce Nauman, John E. Bannon, Mitch LaPlante, Wayne Strattman, Monica Wulfers, Michael Young and Sarah Blood.

While most people are familiar with neon signage popular in the 1920’s, this exhibit features contemporary artists working with light as their medium and producing brilliant results. Lighted sculptures will be visible on the museum lawn as well as in the first and second floor galleries.

Free public programming on Saturday, September 10
Exhibiting artists will be present for demonstrations and gallery tours at the public opening reception this Saturday, from 1-4:30pm.
Between 1-2:00pm at the Neenah Public Library – Jacob Fishman and Ed Kirshner discuss the history of neon and plasma.

Between 3-4:30pm  at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Tom Galbraith— discusses process and science, as well as the differences between plasma and neon
Jed Schleisner— explains neon process and initial use in signage and its history
Jacob Fishman— discusses history, process and science in creation of neon art.

Art After Dark Series

For a grown-up – but not so serious – look at the exhibit, join us for the Art After Dark series on the third Thursday of each month.
With local actors as your guides grab a craft beer or soda and explore the exhibit with your friends. Museum admission is free; beverages are available for purchase.
Art After Dark will be held 5-7 pm on
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 19
February 16

This exhibition is sponsored by
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