Sandwich Glass Museum presents:
CONSIDERING CARTOONS – THE ART OF ANIMATION
NOVEMBER 13, 2017 – SPRING 2018
The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present the special exhibition, Considering Cartoons: The Art of Animation. This display features a private collection of original and limited edition animation cels and artwork from a number of American animation studios. To accompany this rare collection we asked our local glass artists to interpret their favorite animated character in glass. Objects from the Museum’s collection are also used to augment the displays.
We are grateful for the opportunity to share this unusual art form with our buy levitra cheap online audience over the Winter season, along with the whimsical interpretations of the following glass artists:
Chris Belleau David McDermott
Ricky Bernstein Don Parkinson
Isabel Green Bryan Randa
Alex Kilker Chris Sherwin
Michael Magyar Michelle Trammel
Yukimi Matsumoto Peter Waechter
Billy Mayer Emery Wenger
ISABEL GREEN: CREATURES OF THE SEA
The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present a solo exhibition by Isabel Green. The exhibit, which opens to the public on Wednesday, February 1, and runs through March 25, 2018, showcases Ms. Green’s adeptness and attention to detail with both her flame work and blown glass.
Isabel Green is a third generation Cape Codder who found her passion for glass after attending a class at McDermott Glass Studio in Sandwich. Since then, Isabel has become part of the production team at McDermott’s and has developed an appreciation of the challenges of traditional glassblowing. She credits David McDermott for helping her become the glassblower she is today.
Isabel also works with a torch and glass rods, a process called lampwork or torchwork. She uses both skills to continually refine the designs of her nautical creatures, including colorful octopus, jellyfish, sharks, shells, crabs and turtles. She strives “for that perfection of the actual form.” Isabel finds glass to be an ever-evolving medium in which she enjoys pushing her creative limits. “It is always fascinating to see the evolution of glass artists, and Isabel has evolved into something magical.” noted Katharine H. Campbell, Executive Director.
Ms. Green was recently named one of Cape Cod’s up-and-coming artists by Cape Cod Life magazine. In the article “The Grateful Eight” by Haley Cote, the artists are described as having the “it” factor and are “appreciative of those from whom they have learned.” A graduate of Falmouth High School, Isabel currently resides in Bourne.
A walk inside the Color & Chemistry room brings James Lloyd, the factory chemist, to life as he describes the travails of creating innovative colors to make the factory’s glass more competitive. Cabinets mysteriously open to reveal his secret batch book, his favorite glass. A handkerchief on the counter flutters as he complains about the uranium dust he uses to make a beautiful canary yellow. The 2 1/2 minute demonstration is full of surprises and entertaining as well as educational.
Highland Street Foundation Announces its 8th Annual “Free Fun Fridays” at the Sandwich Glass Museum for Friday, July 21st.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to participate with The Highland Street Foundation’s 8th annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that opens doors at no cost to visitors to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts of which the Sandwich Glass Museum is one! This year 80 museums and cultural institutions will participate in the program. From June through August , between five and seven venues will be open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. On Friday, July 21, 2017, the Museum will be proud to welcome guests at no cost!
“We are thrilled to be part of Free Fun Fridays,” said Katie Campbell, director of the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich. “We look forward to welcoming members of the public, many of who will be here for the first time.” Highland Street Foundation is honored to provide families with access to the very best cultural institutions across Massachusetts and deeply committed to engaging families on a cultural and intellectual level , providing ongoing enrichment opportunities for young people during summer vacation.
Established in 2009, “Free Fun Fridays” has drawn more than half a million visitors to its participating venues. Last year alone, the program saw 165,000 people and the Foundation hopes to reach more than 200,000 this year. This is a perfect opportunity for the community to experience the best that Massachusetts has to offer.
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Sandwich Glass Museum is open from 9:30-5pm daily. For additional information visit our website www.sandwichglassmuseum.org.