Formed from Fire: American Studio Glass from the Permanent Collection
Throughout 2012, art museums and galleries across the United States are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American studio glass movement. To commemorate the event, the Arkansas Arts Center, which has the largest public collection of American studio glass in the state, has organized Formed from Fire: American Studio Glass from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition of 30 works showcases a wide variety of glass techniques including free-blown, mold-blown, cased, hot-worked, cut, cast, polished or layered. These works were crafted by many leaders of the American studio glass movement. Artists include Harvey Littleton, Dale Chihuly, Beth Lipman, Tim Tate, Sonja Blomdahl and more. Each work, in its own way, illustrates the continued evolution of the glass art form and represents the many ways glass can be manipulated.