A Journey Through America’s Heart of Glass

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A Journey Through America’s Heart of Glass


February 17, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The American Studio Glass Movement started in the early 1960s, leading to the formation of smalls schools — like the famous Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle  — where glassblowers came to hone their talents, apprentice with masters, and experiment with the craft. Our congregant Joyce Silver first discovered sculptured glass in Detroit in the 70s, starting her collection with paperweights and perfume bottles, before she began acquiring museum-quality pieces.

Join Joyce as she takes us on a journey across America to explore the small community of sculptors and collectors who are bound by their love of art and humanity. We’ll begin with a look at the glass art scene in Seattle, then travel to Habatat Galleries in Detroit, the Duncan McClellan Gallery and Chihuly Collection in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, before ending at the Heller Gallery downtown in Chelsea.


Sponsored by the Women’s Organization of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

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