Sand to Splendor: The Nature of Glass
Exhibition on view: June 8 to September 22
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8 • 2–4 p.m. at the Wilson Museum

Experience the mesmerizing transformation from “Sand to Splendor” presented by the Vermont Glass Guild (VGG). Immerse yourself in the artistry and beauty of glass as talented artists from the VGG unveil their masterpieces, celebrating the natural elements and intricate processes involved in crafting this exquisite medium. Join us on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the art of glassmaking.

The Vermont Glass Guild was founded in 2010 with the aim of uniting glassworkers residing and/or working in Vermont. Our primary objective is to foster open communication among glass artists, providing support in various aspects of the field such as sourcing supplies and equipment repairs as well as sharing valuable information. This collaborative environment serves as a crucial resource for professionals in the industry.

Throughout the year, the guild organizes a range of events to bring members together, including themed shows for participation and live collaborative demonstrations to attend. We embrace all methods of glassworking, including hot (furnace-worked), lamp (torch-worked), warm (fused/slumped), and cold (stained glass) techniques.

To facilitate engagement with our community, we have developed a Studio/Gallery map to guide visitors to our studios. We encourage individuals to reach out to us directly or explore our website and Facebook page to learn more about the vibrant history and ongoing artistry of glass in the beautiful state of Vermont.

Opening Day Event: Special Screening of Flower & Flame Saturday, June 8 • 1 p.m. in the Arkell Pavilion

Flower & Flame is a new documentary about Paul Stankard, an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 70 museums around the world. This stunning new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Daniel R. Collins paints an intimate portrait of Paul Stankard, exploring his work, his wit, and his wisdom. To learn more and view trailer, click here.

After the film, Paul will join us virtually from his home in New Jersey and answer questions from the audience. Vermont Glass Guild member Robert DuGrenier will moderate the Q&A.

June 8 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm (2h)

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