Greater than 100 glass artwork studios name the Pacific Northwest house, from rising artists to grasp glassmakers. With such deep roots within the artwork kind, it’s no surprise that Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience attracts in guests from all over the world every October to expertise these artists at work.
So, what’s going to this 12 months’s pageant showcase?
Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience will happen October 12–15. To mark the pageant’s momentous fifth anniversary, new highlights will embody:
- New complimentary shuttle service will likely be offered to and from a number of non-public artist studios, bringing attendees to the artwork extra straight than ever earlier than.
- New exhibitions, together with Ladies in Glass, a showcase of feminine glass artists at Seattle Glassblowing Studio, a solo exhibition by Ginny Ruffner at Traver Gallery, and Luminosity, a bunch glass exhibit at Stonington Gallery of works by up to date Indigenous glass masters of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
- Occasions and events, together with Collect: The Official Opening Celebration* (October 12 at Chihuly Backyard and Glass), Pilchuck Glass College’s forty fifth Annual Public sale & Gala* (October 14 at Fremont Studios), and a Closing Celebration at Pratt Fantastic Arts Heart* (October 15).
- Unique excursions and entry to artist studios, together with the uncommon and coveted alternative to tour The Boathouse, Dale Chihuly’s non-public studio and hotshop* (October 12); Refract Artist Open Studios that includes 15 usually non-public areas throughout Seattle (October 14–15); a guided tour of the excellent public glass artwork at SEA Airport* (October 13), and extra.
- Artist demonstrations, together with one by Jason Christian, a member of Dale Chihuly’s boathouse workforce (October 14 at Pratt Fantastic Arts Heart); every day demonstrations at Seattle Glassblowing Studio that includes the area’s prime girls glassblowers together with Nancy Callan and Shelley Muzylowski Allen; an indication by playful native artist Austin Stern (October 15 at Pratt Fantastic Arts Heart); and an interactive demonstration by Manolo Aguilera, a Mexican artist primarily based in Seattle whose work honors his heritage (October 15 at Cafe Aroma in Shoreline). The Museum of Glass in Tacoma will likely be internet hosting a residency with internationally identified visiting artist Jay Macdonell (October 12–15).
* Denotes ticketed or RSVP-required occasion.
For extra info, go to refractseattle.org.