Join us as DMG School Project proudly presents “Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations”, our visiting glass artists’ lecture and events series offered in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts,St. Petersburg,FL.
On Sunday,October 12 at 11am, watch Licha Ochoa Nicholson and Sam Stang create a collaborative glass masterpiece in St. Pete Hot Glass’ 2400 square foot “Hot Shop”. After the demonstration, join them at the Museum of Fine Arts for an intimate brunch at 12:30pm, then listen to them lecture at 2pm as part of the museum’s “Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations” lecture series.
The glass demo is free and open to the public. The brunch and lecture require reservations. (The lecture is free with MFA admission.) Please contact the Museum of Fine Arts at 727-896-2667 for further information.
Licha Ochoa Nicholson was raised in a traditionally large Mexican family in Kansas City, Missouri.
Observing her mother create beautiful items with simple household textiles was Nicholson’s first introduction to being creative with her hands and imagination, and she began creating with glass in early 1980. During that decade, she created numerous window installations throughout Kansas, Missouri and Washington State. Licha discovered fused glass while visiting Australia, and continued her fascination with glass while studying at the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, WA. She continues to enjoy creating glass art and having the opportunity to continue to expound on this endless medium has been enriching to her because of its unlimited potential and natural beauty.
Sam Stang was born in Northfield, Minnesota in 1959. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri from 1980 to 84 and was a student of Fritz Dreisbach at Penland School of Crafts in 1983. He was also a student of Lino Tagliapietra at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Sam was a founding partner in Ibex Glass Studio (1985 through 1991) and started Augusta Glass Studio in Augusta Missouri in 1992 which he still operates as a sole proprietorship.
“All of my pieces are made by using traditional European glassblowing techniques. With the murrini pieces, I begin by making glass rods which are patterned in cross section. The rods are cooled and cut into thin pieces and arranged on an iron plate which is then heated to fuse the murrini. This is then rolled into a tube on the end of a blowpipe and shaped into the final form.”
Next up in the Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations Series:
November 9 @3pm: Kerrick Johnson
December 14 @3pm: Jacob Stout and Mariel Bass
January 11,2015: Raven Skyriver and Joseph Wheaton
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