Friday, November 1
Mosaic Demo, Hourly | Society of American Mosaic Artists
Continuous mosaic demonstrations throughout the day.
Glass Demo, Daily Schedule | Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Road Show
Friday Demo Schedule: 11:30am - Deborah Czeresko, New York, NY, Heller Gallery, 1:00pm - Dan Friday, Santa Fe, NM, Blue Rain Gallery, 3:00pm - Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck, Baltimore, MD, Rebecca Myers Collection, 5:00pm - Rob Stern, Hive Contemporary
Woodturning Demo, Daily Schedule | Chicago Wood Turners
Friday Demo Schedule:12:30pm - Al Miotke, Illinois, Chicago Woodturners, 1:45pm - Roberto Ferrer, Illinois, Chicago Woodturners, 3:00pm - Andy Kuby, Illinois, Chicago Woodturners, 4:15pm - Mark Jundanian, Illinois, Chicago Woodturners, 5:30pm - David Bertaud, Illinois, Chicago Woodturners
SNAG Emerging Artists 2019, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Three exceptional emerging jewelers, Jessica Anderson, Zachery Lechtenberg, and Aric Verrastro will discuss the evolution and development of their innovative work. Lechtenberg and Verrastro are showing with Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h and Anderson with Charon Kransen Arts. Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
My Inner Narnia, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Swedish jewelry artist Märta Mattsson works in the borders between attraction and repulsion, transforming real insects and other materials from nature such as dried flowers, taxidermy, semiprecious stones and parchment, into objects of astonishment. She explores the power of her jewelry to conquer fears and phobias and to turn a dislike into something you might even dare to wear. Mattsson has exhibited her jewelry internationally since 2006 in over 20 solo exhibitions as well as many group exhibitions. She has given workshops and lectures in China, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand, USA, Sweden and Latvia and she is currently a part time lecturer at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in the department for jewelry art. Marta is represented at SOFA by Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h. Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Artist Talk With Metalsmith Komelia Okim, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Metalsmith Komelia Okim will discuss the development of her masterful hollowware, jewelry and sculptures as well as the new book she has written, Korean Metal Art: Techniques, Inspirations and Traditions, from Schiffer Publishing, that is the product of a Fulbright Grant and four years of research. Komelia Okim is a Professor Emerita at Montgomery College, where she taught for more than 40 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum and many others. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Grants. Okim is represented at SOFA by Tong-in Gallery. Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Modern Fiber Arts: Collectibility, Feminism and Community with Female Design Council, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
With renewed interest in material production and collectibility of contemporary art, artists have amplified the visual conversation through fiber arts and textiles, and they are speaking loudly. Join FDC Founder Lora Appleton and a panel of renowned gallerists, curators and designers working in fiber arts for a textural conversation. Questions reveal the current textile landscape, curatorial endeavors in fiber arts as well as collectible trends, museum highlights and the importance of women in the arts landscape. Lecture hosted by the Female Design Council
Dual Bilateralism by Mike Renard, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Artist Mike Renard will discuss the history of Bronze Sculptures, followed by a sequence of processes that blossoms from a moment of inspiration, leading to his final bronze sculptures. “It is the second side that creates the mystery and intrigue that excites interest, and evokes the answer for what the sculptor wanted to say and express.” . To understand the idea and realize the deep meaning of the sculpture, the viewer will see the work from all sides with a 360 degree view. Renard loves to observe the viewers reaction and see delight, especially when they have an aha moment and understand or realize the true meaning of the sculpture. This always happens when the viewer switches to viewing the second side of the sculpture. It is the second side that creates the mystery and intrigue that excites interest, and evokes the answer to the question of what the sculptor wanted to say and express. The duality of the artwork enhances the viewer's impression, evoking emotional delight and clarity, which helps the viewer to remember the uniqueness of Mike Renard's sculptures. Mike Renard is represented at SOFA by Kessart
New Glass Now + Next, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
William Gibson once said, “the future is already here, it just is not evenly distributed.” What can we learn about the future of contemporary glass from the present? The exhibition New Glass Now at The Corning Museum of Glass is the most comprehensive exhibition of international contemporary glass in 40 years. What do these 100 artworks tell us about the concerns and interests of contemporary glass makers? What will the future(s) be? Join curator Susie J. Silbert for a lively investigation of the themes and works in New Glass Now. Sponsored by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
The Documenta Project Presents: EXPOSED!, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
As the DOCUMENTA PROJECT celebrates 3 years of photographing the community of the global Studio Glass Movement, it has become an important historical archive of portraits documenting artists, collectors, gallery owners and curators. Come see the "out takes" and behind the scenes action of the Photo Shoots that help make the portraits so engaging, and enjoy an informal visual historical narrative. After all, LAUGHING MATTERS! Lecture hosted by Mary Van Cline with the DOCUMENTA PROJECT
DIY ( do-it-yourself ) HAPPINESS, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Réka Lőrincz likes being ambiguous: she prefers making objects rather than giving talks about them. Today will be an exception. Let it be flea market finds or gemstones, she transforms unusual materials into one of a kind art pieces. In her art, she does not mind making fun of society or even herself, meanwhile reflecting on nowadays most important issues and dilemmas such as the role of women, or the value of things. The main sources of inspiration are her grandpa who actually hates contemporary art, dark humor, and the combination of these two things. Réka Lőrincz is represented at SOFA by Charon Kransen Arts.
The B Team: Punk, Performance and Experimental Glass Practice in the 90s, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Susie J. Silbert, The Corning Museum of Glass Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass will be in conversation with experimental performance art group founders Jeff Zimmerman and Zesty Meyers about their work to expand the language of glass and the materiality of performance through communal glass blowing and choreography in the 1990s. Lecture hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass
Art History Babes Live Podcast Discussing Female Gallery Owners, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
What is it like to be a female gallery owner and the unique challenges that are faced?