The New Mexico Museum of Art announces two concurrent exhibitions of glass art to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement in 2012. The exhibitions—Chromatic Fusion: The Art of Fused Glass, featuring Klaus Moje and Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass—include both emerging and established artists working in kilnformed glass. Artists from around the globe are highlighted in these two exhibitions that open to the public on Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Both shows will be on view through January 6, 2013.
Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass features the work of the award-winners of a biennial juried competition of artists working in kilnformed glass. This is the seventh biennial juried show, organized by Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon, of early-career artists working in the field. The artists include Miri Admoni, Victoria Calabro, Elizabeth Fortunato, Émilie Haman, Ester Luesma and Xavier Vega, Karen Mahardy, and Sayaka Suzuki. In addition, Jurors’ Choice artists honored are Karen Bexfield, Cortney Boyd, and Amy Westover.
The jurors for this year’s Emerge were Laura Addison, Curator of Contemporary Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art; artist Silvia Levenson; and artist Klaus Moje.