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Carmen Lozar – Life is Messy

Posted on Jan 15, 2019, by

Born in 1975, Carmen Lozar lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois where she maintains a studio and is a member of the art faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University. Carmen has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass School, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Chrysler Museum, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She […]

Kristin Thielking and Lisa Beth Robinson

Posted on Jan 8, 2019, by

Our next featured artists from the Sharper Edges exhibit are Kristin Thielking. and Lisa Beth Robinson. Thielking is a professor at the University of Wisconsin –Stevens Point teaching sculpture, drawing, design, and printmaking. Originally from Long Island, New York, she received her BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from Brown University. Her MFA is from the University of Wisconsin–Madison […]

Stephanie Trenchard: Exploring the Partnership and Parenthood Influence on Career and the Creative Process

Posted on Dec 31, 2018, by

In my cast glass sculptures I am especially interested in how motherhood and partnership affects the creative process as well as the careers of women. I have created visual biographies based on information found in books about well-known women artists and the partners of artists.  In this way, by focusing on the quotidian, I illuminate […]

Sharper Edges Exhibit Opens November 15

Posted on Nov 1, 2018, by

A new exhibit featuring regional women artists opens to the public Thursday, November 15th. Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass features the work of female artists exploring social issues.  Incorporated into glass sculpture, the women express distinct viewpoints on politics, gender biases, stereotypes, and the environment. Regional exhibiting artists include Beth Lipman […]