Washington Glass School Winter Exhibition 2011


The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Winter Sculpture Exhibition and Open House was held on December 10, 2011. Here are some shots from the day:

Mount Rainier City Councilman Jimmy Tarlau checks out the Open House – loving the artwork by Dave Cook.

The Washington Post had featured Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass in the Weekend Section – and his work had drawn many visitors.

Erwin Timmers chats about art with Stephan Thurman and Laurie Brown.

The Glass School’s newest elf – Mick Coughlan – updates and advises Santa on the current “Naughty or Nice” status.

From the looks of the conversation between Robert Kincheloe and M.L.Duffy – I’m guessing “Naughty” list material.

Sean Hennessey chats with one of the art patrons about his mixed media works.

Takoma Park’s Exhibits Director, Alison Carr with her family – checking out Sean Hennessey’s concrete-and-glass sculpture.

Syl Mathis‘ cast glass sculpture always draws a crowd.

Everyone wants to know more about the artwork on exhibit.

Debra Ruzinsky exhibits her beautiful cast glass – Sweet!

Nancy Donnelly‘s copper, glass and steel sculpture were some of the most popular works in the show. Nancy nearly sold out of all her work. I understand that she had another art opening after the school’s show, and sold many of her painting works! This is Nancy’s year!

Speaking of years – this is also a big one for metalworker Chris Shea. Chris’ artwork was recently acquired by the Smithsonian Museum as part of the permanent collection at the Renwick Gallery. Congratulations, Chris!

Michael Janis explains his “sgraffito” technique of drawing with crushed glass powder.

Relaxing in the lounge – Robert Kincheloe, ceramic artist Novie Trump, and Sean Hennessey.

It was a great time to check out the new class schedule, meet the artists, visit with friends. Looking forward to what 2012 will bring!

Nice Rack


Patrick Truby with his bicycle rack design. Photo by Laura Wallach

Artist Patrick Truby was one of the designers of a unique bike rack that was recently installed in downtown Washington, DC to promote alternative and healthy transportation. Titled “Exploration”, the work is located at 17th and M St NW, outside of the the National Geographic Museum. The rack features stylized mountains, water, the sun and the moon. Unveiling the new fixture was Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Susan Norton, National Geographic Museum Director Susan Norton, Brookfield Properties Senior Vice President Greg Moyer and co-designer, National Geographic Museum Art Director, Alan Parente.

Patrick’s mixed media glass sculpture is one of the works at Gallery 555‘s show of sculptural work by students of the Washington Glass School, currently on exhibit thru June 30, 2011.

The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Student Sculpture Exhibit
Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW Lobby, Washington DC 20004
202-393-1409 or 240-447-6071


Cast glass and steel sculpture by Patrick Truby.

Congratulations Patrick & Alan!

Oh by the way – in case anyone wonders about how secure a “cool bike rack design” is –

each rack has (4) 6” anchor bolts in the concrete and has one tamper-proof bolt. Someone who passes the rack on the way to work each morning says that it has been filled everyday.

Opening at Gallery 555


Gallery 555DC

The champagne opening of the Washington Glass School student exhibition at Gallery 555 in downtown Washington, DC was this weekend.

Sculpture works by F to R: Robert Kincheloe, Brenda Dean, Teddie Hathaway, Erin Antognoli, Patrick Truby.

Many long-time friends and students of the glass school stopped in, and catching up with them and with the artists and students exhibiting at the gallery – is was a lot of fun!

Here are some pix from the opening: The exhibit will be up the rest of the month – get in to see the work first-hand!

Artists Brenda Dean and Patrick Truby.

Erwin Timmers catches up with painter/blogger Anne Marchand.

Work by Graham Fox.

The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Student Sculpture Exhibit Gallery 555dc 555 12th Street NW Lobby, Washington DC 20004 202-393-1409 or 240-447-6071

Exhibition Dates: Now thru June 30, 2011.

Gallery 555dc to Feature WGS Student Exhibition

>Jodi Walsh – owner of DC’s Gallery 555dc, visited the Washington Glass School to jury works by students for a new glass sculpture show that opens this Saturday, June 4, 2011.
The judging took place over the Memorial Day weekend.

Erin Antognoli’s glass and steel sculpture is reviewed.

All manner of glass sculpture are discussed by the jury.

Patrick Truby’s cast glass and forged steel work in the foreground.

Director Erwin Timmers points out some of the finer details.

Congratulations to all the artists selected for the show – it should be a great event!

Washington Glass School artists in the exhibit include: Patrick Truby, Graham Fox, Nancy Donnelly, Robert Kincheloe, Teddie Hathaway, Brenda Dean
and Erin Antognoli.

The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary
Student Exhibit

Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW Lobby, Washington DC 20004
202-393-1409 or 240-447-6071

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2011.
The reception is Saturday, June 4th, 2011 – noon to 5pm; Artists present 3 – 5pm

The gallery will also feature paintings by Michele Cormier.