The Poetry of Glass at Sandy Spring Museum

Sandy Spring Museum features glass art by NCAGG
March 29 – May 28, 2023

“Tribute to Ms. Mailou Jones”, by WGS artist Kate Barfield

A showcase of works by members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG), featuring works by more than 40 glass artists across all aspects of the medium, from “cold” glass (stained) to “warm” glass (fused) to “hot” glass (blown). Works by Washington Glass School artists Kate Barfield, Graciela Granek, John Henderson and Patricia de Poel Wilberg are included in this unique exhibit!

Patricia de Poel Wilberg, enamel on fused glass

Their art illustrates the range of this amazing material: translucent and opaque, colorful, joyful and mysterious, responsive to gravity and variations in heat in ways that are often unpredictable. Exhibitors have studied with nationally and internationally recognized masters and include gallery owners, scientists, and educators.

Graciela Granek, fused glass

Works on display range from purely decorative and fine art to functional and architectural pieces. Like poets, members find their inspiration in nature, science, history, music, fabric, rhythm, abstraction, emotion, geometry, organic matter, and more. They are constantly experimenting, exploring, and inventing new techniques.

“Invoking the Spirits” John Henderson. 18”x30”, Fuse/Cast Glass/Silvered

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2nd from noon to 2 pm. See the glass and meet the artists!

Art Glass Demonstration Day: Sunday, April 30th from 11 am to 4 pm

See artists at work. Featuring: glass blowing, stained glass, vitreous enamel painting, mosaics, glass cutting, glass fusing, and mold-making for kiln casting.

The Museum is also open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 4pm, and on Sundays from noon to 4pm. It’s a truly unique exhibition! Invite friends and family.

Sandy Spring Museum Address: 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Sandy Spring Museum, originally founded in 1980 as a traditional history museum, now functions as a dynamic participatory cultural arts community center.

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