We are determined to stay connected to each other and to each of you... while we're physically distancing, we're staying socially connected. Each week our programs include live demos, lectures, challenges, movie nights, even special product sales -- and some great surprises! Scroll down to see this week's schedule. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
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June 1 - June 5
Theme: The Process Creating art is as much about the process as it is the final piece. From inspiration, to training, to technique, this week we'll be talking about the artistic process.
Instagram Poll: You Design-We Make / 11am to 3pm Each week a GlassRoots Teaching Artist creates a work of art based on your design choices! Take the YDWM poll on Tuesdays, from 11 to 3pm at GlassRoots Instagram page, and tune in to see the winning design on Friday!
Instagram & Facebook & YouTube: Through the Looking Glass - Boyd Sugiki on Glassblowing / 11:30am Each week watch for live demonstrations or interviews with artists from around the world, including the many talented teaching-artists working at GlassRoots, and special guests! Kate and Jason speak with glass artist Boyd Sugiki of TwoTone Studios about the glassblowing process, sharing one of Boyd’s instructional videos on making tumblers. Boyd Sugiki was first introduced to glass at Punahou High School in Honolulu, HI. He went on to study at California College of Arts and Crafts and the Rhode Island School of Design. Boyd, along with his wife Lisa Zerkowitz collaborate on a line of work under the name Two Tone Studios. They maintain a studio in Seattle, and enjoy lecturing and demonstrating throughout the US and abroad. They continue to teach workshops at schools such as The Studio at CMoG, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Penland School of Crafts. ________________________
Wednesday, June 3
Instagram: You Design-We Make Reveal! / 11:30am Join Amira and Richard as they reveal this week's “voting results”. You'll also find out how you can design an object that we’ll make next week!
Thursday, June 4
Instagram Live: The GlassRoots WorkerSpace Lecture Series / 11:30am Join GlassRoots' Entrepreneurship Instructor, Ellen Brown, on Instagram Live at 11:30 am, for our continuing education series for craft entrepreneurs and small business owners. We’ll bring you inspirational stories, practical information to strengthen your business, live interviews and more!
This week join Ellen as she speaks with Roger C. Tucker III, Director of Tucker Contemporary Art and GlassRoots' Board President. Leveraging extensive experience in fine art, marketing and education, Roger advances the careers of African American and other underrepresented artists. These artists are academically trained or outside the mainstream. Roger is a recognized art industry influencer, using social media and live events to advocate for a more inclusive art community that embraces the unique voices of diverse artists. Roger has curated, and exhibited his own artwork at The Cooper Union, The Jersey City Museum, Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery (NYC), Art In The Atrium, (Morristown, NJ) and Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery (Williamsburg, NY).
Friday, June 5
Instagram & Facebook & YouTube: Through the Looking Glass - A Conversation with Glass Artist Jen Johnson / 11:30am Each week watch for live demonstrations or interviews with artists from around the world, including the many talented teaching-artists working at GlassRoots, and special guests!
Examining the process from both sides, as student and teacher, GlassRoots' teaching-artist talks with Jen Johnson, one of her first instructors in glass-art making.
Jennifer Johnson is a former GlassRoots Glassblowing Studio Technician and Assistant Instructor. She fell in love with the perspectivalism of glass while working for Momo Glassworks in western Massachusetts. She was captured by the dance of hot glass while working at a hot shop in the woods of Vermont, under the guidance of Robert Burch. She has studied glassblowing at Brooklyn Glass, the Corning Museum of Glass and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has studied and been a teaching assistant in glassblowing at Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School, where she also worked as a Cold Shop Coordinator. Prior to working with glass, Jennifer had worked with ceramics. She has a BA in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Inequality in the Law from NYU. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota in International Human Rights Law. While in Minnesota she was awarded the Minnesota Women’s Lawyers Equal Justice Award for her publication on Racial Inequalities in Housing Law. For many years, Jennifer worked as a public defender in Massachusetts, where she is a current member of the Bar. She also worked as a science teacher in Honduras. In 2016, Jennifer was awarded an Endeavour Scholarship from the Australian Government to study Architectural Interior Design at the Canberra Institute of Technology. After obtaining her degree and receiving an award from the Design Institute of Australia, she remained in Canberra and worked as a designer and project manager at an international architecture and engineering firm where she designed human-centered spaces and managed building design teams across the globe. The projects Jennifer worked on exposed her to current technologies in Lidar, 3D CAD and rendering softwares, cybersecurity, automated technologies, and urban design. She has designed spaces and worked on projects in Kolkata, India, Athens, Greece, Abu Dhabi, Tehran and throughout Australia. Jennifer relocated back to the US last year with her partner. Currently she resides in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has a design consulting business, Jovian Designs, and is currently undergoing formal training in trauma counseling, computer coding, and data visualization techniques while continuing to develop her making processes and herself.
*Art With Heart*
GlassRoots wants to help acknowledge special relationships and lighten spirits. Reach out to the ones you love with art! Each heart is shipped directly from our studio, along with your personalized message.