The Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City will present a panel on contemporary glass art in honor of the 2022 International Year of Glass.
“Invention, Beauty and Healing” will be held at the Lakefront Art Center, 101 W. 2nd Street in Michigan City on October 30 at 4 p.m. It coincides with the United Nations International Year of Glass which highlights the role glass plays in society, highlights how glass can help develop a more sustainable society and highlights the impact glass has had on history and art.
Experts include Pearl Dick of Chicago’s Firebird Community Arts and Ken Saunders of Chicago’s Ken Saunders Gallery. They will discuss the contemporary glass art movement, its history, its influence and how it helps people heal from trauma. They will also analyze pieces of glass in the new exhibition “We Are Us: The Human Condition,” opening Oct. 29 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.
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This is a free event with light refreshments and a cash bar.
“LCA is pleased to include fine art made of glass in this exhibition. Glass can be so expressive, and the works we’ve included represent a variety of techniques that are being used to create art today,” said LCA Executive Director Janet Bloch.
Dick is a glass artist, community builder, teacher, activist and artistic director of Firebird Community Arts. He co-founded Project FIRE, which aims to help youth victims of gun violence in Chicago.He has made art with glass for over 20 years, exhibiting his work around the country.
Saunders has long been an advocate of the Studio Glass movement. Ken Saunders Gallery has exhibited glass artists since 1995, showcasing the work of young artists interested in expanding the boundaries of glasswork.
For more information, visit lubeznikcenter.org.