The Craft in America Center is proud to host an artist talk and screening with Paul Marioni, a ground-breaking glass artist and founding member of the American Studio Glass movement. His work is featured in our current exhibition, Seeing Into It: Messages in Glass, which is in its final month—closing June 28th.
Marioni experimented with filmmaking before being swept away by glass as an artistic medium. His 1972 film, Hole, a “pseudo-documentary” about a man with an obsession, has won several awards. The release of Hole coincided with his discovery of studio glass, which for him marked a point of no return. He found the material could express his voice like no other. We will be screening his 20-minute film, shot in 16-millimeter, in conjunction with his talk.
Artist Talk & Screening
Meet the artist Paul Marioni
Friday, June 27, 2014
7pm – 10pm
‘Seeing Into It’: Messages in Glass Exhibition (March 22 – June 28, 2014)
Paul Marioni & Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
The Craft in America Center celebrates the visionary work of rebel glass artists Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. Both artists, distinguished for their unconventional approach to technique, material and form, have been essential to the development of glass as teachers and creators. Pictorialism, symbolism and message have defined their work and set it apart. The exhibition will feature a selective retrospective of two dozen of the artists’ most meaningful works spanning the 1970s to the present.