GOLDSTÜCKE Glaskunst aus Bayern

Künstler der Glasheimat Bayern e.V. stellen aus: Galerie Schwabach, Königsplatz 29 a, 91126 Schwabach,

1.6. - 1.7.2018.

 

Call for texts on 3D Art today

 

Publish your ideas on contemporary three dimensional art and tell us which topics, concepts, artists or places illustrate your ideas.
Selected texts and their authors will be published and promoted through our channels. Please read the following carefully before submitting your proposal. We look forward to your texts!
Your sculpture network editorial team

To mark the relaunch of its website (online from Monday 28 May) sculpture network is publishing thoughts, papers and essays on three dimensional art created in Europe today. We are offering selected texts and its authors a platform to promote themselves and their ideas, to an audience of around 30,000 people: art professionals, artists, mediators, collectors and friends of the arts in Europe and beyond. Each of the selected texts will be featured throughout the sculpture network webpage and social media channels in two languages: English and German, with sculpture network undertaking the translation.
An international jury will make the selection and only proposals that comply to the format requested, will be considered.
The authors of the selected texts will also get a free sculpture network membership for one year.

Who can apply:
Art professionals, curators, teachers, mediators, PhD students
To apply fill in the application form where you will be required to submit the following:
•    Written text expounding your ideas on three dimensional art today, in no less than 500 words (in English)
•    A written declaration stating that the text is an original of the submitting author and not subject to publication restrictions
•    Selection of 4 to 6 images to illustrate your text including authorization for publishing and corresponding photo credits
•    Brief summary of your practice during the past 5 years

Application form on request: glashaus-verlag@t-online.de

Deadline: 17/06/2018 Please feel free to send this call to colleagues in the profession. Contact person for more information: ilaria.specos@sculpture-network.org

Hans Wudy - GLAS

 

Ausstellung Hans Wudy – „Glas“

 

Das Museumsschlösschen Theresienthal bei Zwiesel zeigt über 40 Freihandarbeiten von Hans Wudy mit dem schlichten Titel „Glas“. Der Designer ist seit über 20 Jahren Leiter der Glasfachschule und hat sich mit dem eigenen Heißglasstudio einen Lebenstraum erfüllt. Ein elektrisch beheizter Schmelzofen, dessen Entwicklung er selbst angestoßen und begleitet hat, ist das Herzstück seines Glaswerkraumes. Nicht politische Botschaften oder sozialkritische Themen, sondern einfach nur das Spiel mit bildnerischen Mitteln prägen seine Arbeiten. Einfache, archaische Formen, das Spiel mit farbigen Kontrasten, lineare und flächige Gegensätze oder auch vegetabile Strukturen finden sich in den Arbeiten von Hans Wudy wieder und, nicht zuletzt, der Spaß des Glasmacher-Autodidakten an der Arbeit am Glasofen.

 

Die Ausstellung in Theresienthal ist bis Anfang Oktober von Montag bis Freitag, 10.00-15.00 Uhr geöffnet.

 

Gift of Lalique Glas

Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass is pleased to announce a promised gift from Steven and Roslyn Shulman of Long Beach, California.  The collection, which contains nearly 700 pieces of glass by René Lalique, represents the work of one of the most successful glassmakers of the twentieth century. From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, Lalique’s work has been universally hailed as representing the most chic and sophisticated qualities of French Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. All of Lalique glass – bowls and vases, scent bottles, car hood ornaments, clocks and jewelry, sculptural and architectural decoration of every kind – were designed to the highest of artistic standards. When René Lalique passed in 1945, he was viewed by many as one of the greatest figures in the history of decorative art. 

 

The Shulmans have been very selective in building their collection, which started in 1983. Their goal was to represent select series that René Lalique designed during his acclaimed body of work. “Roslyn and I were looking for a shared hobby. We researched artists and were extremely impressed with the work of René Lalique. Once we found an antiques dealer who shared our passion, our path was formed. We made many trips to London and Paris over the years to find just the right pieces to add to our portfolio,” states Steven. “We may still add a few pieces, but we are thrilled to have connected with Museum of Glass so that our entire collection can be shared with so many.”
“This promised gift supports the Museum’s collecting goals of acquiring significant works that represent developments in glass,” said Lenk. “It is a perfect complement to the more than 200 Art Deco pieces promised to the Museum by collector, David Huchthausen, late last year. Together, these two collections offer a significant concentration and provide for deeper understanding of the antecedents to the Studio Glass movement. Located in Tacoma, at the heart of this movement, Museum of Glass plays a critical role in documenting and celebrating the history of glass art.” (bis Februar 2018)

Glasmuseum Immenhausen

In einer zusammenfassenden Stellungnahme kommt GLASHAUS zu dem Ergebnis, dass in der Vergangenheit wohl einiges versäumt wurde, um den Bestand des Glasmuseums Immenhausen zu sichern. Im Vergleich mit anderen Glasmuseen zeigt sich, dass eine intensivere Öffentlichkeitsarbeit zur Bereitstellung der finanziellen Mittel nötig wäre. Siehe "Glasmuseum Immenhausen in der Zwickmühle" in: GLASHAUS 4/2017, Seite 32. Siehe auch Glosse zum Immenhäuser Glaspreis in GLASHAUS 1/2018, Seite 34.

Weitgehend unbeachtet von einer größeren Öffentlichkeit vollzieht sich die Rückbildung des Glasmuseums Immenhausen zur Bedeutungslosigkeit. GLASHAUS versucht sowohl die Öffentlichkeit zu sensibilisieren wie auch die Hintergründe für notwendige Entscheidungen aufzudecken. Mit betroffen ist auch der Immenhäuser Glaspreis, der vorerst ausgesetzt ist. Ihre Rückmeldungen zum Thema sind jederzeit willkommen: glashaus-verlag@t-online.de

 

Bullseye Glass Co.

Leak detection with filtration system ensures clean operation at Bullseye Glass Co. In the fall of 2016 Bullseye Glass Company installed an emissions control system utilizing baghouses to capture 99.9 % of the particulate emissions from the furnace stacks. In December, a leak detection system was added to this system, to ensure maximum efficacy. The leak detection system provides ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of the emissions control system. Each baghouse has 36 bags with pleated fabric filters. A record indicating the status of the bags is kept every six minutes, on average, during furnace operation.
Other Bullseye Glass systems reduce environmental impact
In 2004, Bullseye was honored with an award from BEST (Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) in Portland’s Office of Sustainable Development—for achieving a 60% reduction in factory water use by voluntarily replacing a single-pass cooling system with one that re-circulates water. 
In 2005, Bullseye installed a cryogenic oxygen system to improve efficiency in the consumption of natural gas in our manufacturing process. It is estimated that the system reduces Bullseye’s carbon emissions by as much as 40% and nitrous oxide emissions by more than 90%.

(bis juli 2017)