The first exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum in 2012 highlights the museum’s Libbey Glass Collection juxtaposed with contemporary glass works by seven regional artists: Brian Berman, Teal Rowe, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend (Ojai); Doug Lochner (Oak View); Robert Eyberg, Helle Scharling-Todd, Michael Zelcer (Ventura). In addition, a private collection of antique American glass will be on view in an adjacent gallery.
"American Glass Works” is an original exhibition organized and curated by Museum Director Michele Pracy and supported by the Exhibitions Committee of the Ojai Valley Museum. It is the first time in 44 years the museum has mounted an exhibition of glass works. The show pays homage to Edward Drummond Libbey, turn-of-the-century industrial glass mogul and Ojai developer. It also heralds the excellence of studio glass currently created by selected Ventura County artists.