On February 9th, 2014 at 11:30am DMG School Project proudly presents, Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations, our visiting glass artists series.
Start your Sunday off at 11:30am at Duncan McClellan Glass for a glass blowing demo from glass artists Richard Royal and Veruska Vagen.
At 1:30 travel over to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida for brunch with the artists! Enjoy a complimentary mimosa and “meet and greet” the lecturing artists, Richard Royal and Veruska Vagen.
From 3-4pm, listen to the artists lecture about their specific work and inspiration! Lecture is free with MFA admission
As a special thank you for attending the lecture, The Museum of Fine Arts is offering a 15% discount on the cost of the brunch. Use code “HotShop” when making phone reservations with the MFA or at the brunch itself. (This code cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions such as museum memberships.)
About the Artists
Richard Royal began as a ceramist, but discovered his love for glass when he studied at the Pilchuck Glass School. His talent was quickly recognized and he soon became one of Dale Chihuly’s main gaffers. He has since earned an international reputation for his own work.
Mr. Royal’s glass art is included in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Tampa Museum of Art, among others. He was one of the first artists-in-residence at the Waterford Crystal Factory and his work was part of the MFA exhibition, Global + Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast.
Veruska Vagen started as painter, which can be seen in her portraits in glass. So, too, can the influence of ancient mosaics. As with Mr. Royal, study at Pilchuck had a profound effect on
Ms. Vagen, and during her 12 years with the William Morris Studio, she developed her unique mosaic technique, called “dot de verre.” Both Mr. Royal and Ms. Vagen are known not only for their art glass, but also for their classes and demonstrations.