Michael Janis Featured in Glass Art Magazine Podcast

Glass Art Magazine has a podcast series aptly named “Talking Out Your Glass” that features interviews and discussions with world-renowned glass artists. WGS’ Michael Janis joins the series as he talks about how he does his glass powder drawings and his upcoming solo show at Georgetown’s Maurine Littleton Gallery.


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Michael’s solo exhibit titled “Echoes of Leaves and Shadows” features his new glass works and sculptures and opens Friday, September 16, 2016. 



Michael Janis, “Radiance”;2016; fused glass, glass powder imagery, steel; 12.5″ x 12.5″

Michael Janis: Echoes of Leaves and Shadows

Maurine Littleton Gallery

1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20007


Sept 16 – Oct 15, 2016

Opening Reception Friday, September 16, 6-8pm

Glass Art Magazine podcast link – click HERE


DC Georgetown’s Fall Book Hill Gallery Art Walk

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill have their Fall Art Walk this Friday, Sept 12th, 2014. Nine galleries will host an evening stroll and launch their fine art exhibitions in a beautiful part of Washington, DC. A night of art, fun, and refreshments is on the agenda. Start at Maurine Littleton Gallery, whose new exhibit “Body/Building” opens.
Book Hill Galleries

Maurine Littleton Gallery, 1667 Wisconsin Ave, NW; Washington, DC.

Body / Building  Opening Reception: Friday, September 12
6 – 8 PM

John Henderson at Georgetown’s Parish Gallery


Parish Gallery Georgetown: “Through the Years” Group of Gallery Artists 

Over the past 21 years, The Parish Gallery have shown so many exciting and talented artist. This exhibition the gallery will be showing both mid-career and masters.
Washington Glass Studio artist John Henderson is one of the artists featured in show.

John began his artistic studies at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, at Harvard University, where he studied visual design and composition under the artist Albert Alcalay. His artistic journey has taken him through printmaking, water colors, stained glass, metal sculpture, and finally kilnformed glass. 

Through the Years
Feb 1 – 26, 2013
Parish Gallery, 1054 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 2007

Sneak Peek at Maurine Littleton Gallery Exhibit

>This Friday, September 14, the art galleries in Georgetown’s Book Hill (on upper Wisconsin Avenue in the antiques, library and museum district of Georgetown) kicks off the Fall Art Season with a Gallery Crawl from 6-8 PM. Click on the link to jump to the gallery association website: http://georgetowngalleries.com/

Maurine Littleton Gallery exhibits and represents leading contemporary artists in glass, metal, wood and ceramics – including Harvey Littleton, Dante Marioni, Dale Chihuly, Ginny Ruffner and others. For the start of the Fall Art Season, the gallery is showcasing Michael Janis, Allegra Marquart and Drew Storm Graham. 

I stopped by for a quick sneak peak when the artwork was just finished being installed on the two levels and they look great! 
Here are some quick snaps (forgive the quality of the cell phone camera) :

Allegra Marquart’s new sandcarved glass panels showcase her quirky stories. Her work plays with the translucency of the glass medium so beautifully.
Drew Storm Graham’s colorful, wild, 3-D panels grab your attention!
Drew’s work references tattoo and graffiti art – very fresh and powerful!
Michael Janis’ panels look better than the photos – great depth to the pieces! Love the color!

This gallery crawl on Friday is a must!

Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Georgetown Galleries around the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road

Other Georgetown Galleries and featured exhibits include:


Chris Shea Trunk show

>Chris Shea stopped by the Glass School the other day, and we took a sneak peek at a huge forged bronze architrave that Chris made for a residence. Chris designs and creates hand-forged furniture, sculpture and architectural metalwork at his studio in Brandywine, MD. A professional artist and blacksmith for 10 years, his work is shown at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia and has been exhibited throughout the country.

“Observations on Perpetual Motion” Forged steel, glass, electronics 22″ x 22″ x 66″

Chris & Tim Tate collaborated on a fantastic piece – now on exhibit at Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington, DC.

Born and raised in Marblehead, MA, Chris studied blacksmithing and silversmithing at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee, and has taught at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, Thomas Jefferson Arts Center in Arlington, VA, and Snow Farm Craft School in Williamsburg, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Click here to see Chris’ website.