November 15, 2018 – February 17, 2019
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, consumerism, and the environment.
Regional exhibiting artists include Beth Lipman of Sheboygan Falls, Stephanie Trenchard of Sturgeon Bay, Deanna Clayton of Door County, Kristin Thielking of Stevens Point, Lisa Koch of Madison, and the grande dame of contemporary glass, Audrey Handler of Verona. Other exhibiting artists include Carmen Lozar, Jennifer Caldwell, Lisa Beth Robinson, and Susan Taylor Glasgow.
Public opening – Thursday, November 15th, 5-7pm, Artists Beth Lipman, Susan Taylor Glasgow, and Audrey Handler will discuss their work.
Public panel discussion – Friday, November 16th at 5pm at the Neenah Public Library Discussion with select artists including Lisa Koch, Kristin Thielking, Deanna Clayton, Stephanie Trenchard, and Audrey Handler.
Member-only and invited guest reception at the museum will follow the panel discussion on Friday.
September 28, 2018 – September 20, 2020
View more than 900 weights from the renowned Scottish paperweight maker, Perthshire. This exhibit is the first showing of the gift to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass from the collection of Les and Angie Smith. Perthshire paperweights are known for their superb quality that rivals that of 19th century French makers.
Exhibit sponsors include The Parsley Kreilein Bravo Fund to honor collaborative glass artists Johne Parsley and Peter McDougall