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Glass National 2017
October 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
On View October 28 – January 14, 2018
Reception November 11, 6pm-8pm
General Exhibition Statement
The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Glass National exhibition. Glass National is a juried exhibition which promotes and displays the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada by highlighting both functional and sculptural works. This year’s juror is installation, video and glass artist, Charlotte Potter.
Juror Biography, Charlotte Potter
In this age of over-connectivity, Charlotte Potter’s studio practice seeks to visualize relationships and the impact they can have on the self/self-identity, often employing a combination of new and old technology. Gravitating towards glass as a material and inspiration because of its ability to hold a dual identity; as hot and cold, fragile and strong, elastic and brittle, her works materialize as installation, sculpture, performance, and video. In addition to her personal studio practice, Potter has pioneered the field of performance glass in her work as the Glass Studio Manager and Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. An avid educator, Potter is the mentor of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Assistantship program and has taught glass and new media courses at Penland School of Crafts and Oxbow. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and a BFA from Alfred University in 2003.
Another facet to Potter’s practice is to bring contemporary art into the public, and create opportunities for viewing art in the collective space. Potter has co-founded two performance glass troupes, Cirque de Verre and the Glass Theater as well as being a co-founder of the Neon Arts District in Norfolk, VA, the director of Grand Point Weird, a contemporary art component to the Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, VT, and serves on the Glass Art Society Board, as the co-chair of the 2017 Glass Arts Society Conference. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues, including S12 in Bergen, Norway; the Shelburne Museum in Vermont; the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Her artwork is included in the following permanent collections: the American Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and the Henry J. Neils Frank Lloyd Wright House.