Home Sweet Home: Tucson Museum of Art

I realized that I’ve been running around looking at glass, and an exhibition opened here at home, at the Tucson Museum of Art.

Tucked back in the far corner of the basement is Of Earth and Sand: Ceramics and Glass Works. The exhibition opened April 24, 2015, and will run till January 17, 2016. Admission is free after 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (the museum is open till 8 that day).

While the exhibition is rather small, it does display a wide variety of techniques. Among the pieces exhibited:

Colored Clothesline, Karen LaMonte

Colored Clothesline, Karen LaMonte – I’ve been wanting to see this piece in person, and finally it happened! LaMonte is now doing life-sized dresses in glass. I first saw her work in the Renwick in Washington, D.C.

Tony Jojola, blown glass pot

Tony Jojola, blown glass pot — I just “found” this artist, from the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, at a recent event at the Heard Museum (in Phoenix, Arizona), which has a huge installation by a New Mexico clay artist and him. Jojola worked at one time with Dale Chihuly, probably the best known US glass blower today

Ghost Pipe, Vernon Brejcha

Ghost Pipe, Vernon Brejcha

Sitting Pretty, Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool

Sitting Pretty, Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool

Crossing the Desert-Jamex and Einar de la Torre

Crossing the Desert, Jamex and Einar de la Torre

Sol Descending, Mark Fowler

Sol Descending, Mark Fowler

Tree Vase, Frances Higgins

Tree Vase, Frances Higgins. With her husband, she was one of the early “re-discoverers” of fused glass in the US

Cowboy Cone, Michael Joplin

Cowboy Cone, Michael Joplin, a nationally known local artist and member of the board of the Sonoran Glass School

Vase, Thomas Philabaum

Vase, Thomas Philabaum, another nationally known local glass blower. A co-founder of the Sonoran Glass School, he also has a gallery here in Tucson where you can see more of his work.

The exhibition also includes a piece by Dale Chihuly, another two by Tom Philabaum and two or three by other glass artists, my photos of which did not turn out well.


1 Comment

  1. kvprichmond

     /  May 17, 2015

    What great pictures, Diane! Thanks for taking us on a virtual tour of the exhibit. The tree vase makes me think a bit of Mackintosh. Kathleen

    Sent from my iPhone


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