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Lianne Butitta & Kay Hendrickson’s Virtual Tour of “Docents Know Glass”

Posted on Mar 29, 2021, by

Volunteer docents Lianne Butitta and Kay Hendrickson take us on a virtual tour of their selections and discuss the reasons behind their choices for display in the exhibit, Docents Know Glass. (video below) With combined docent experience totaling more than 75 years, our volunteer guides have selected works for exhibition from the permanent collection that […]

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Posted on Jul 10, 2019, by

“Become comfortable being uncomfortable,” is a phrase I recently saw on a poster in Neenah High School. My son told me it means we lean into the change and growth occurring in our lives. “Become comfortable being uncomfortable”, could be a sign at the entry of the Reflecting Perspectives exhibit on view now at Bergstrom-Mahler […]

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 […]