Ball State University’s glass program to host visiting glass artist lecture

Topics: College of Fine Arts, Speakers

November 5, 2012

Ball State University's Department of Art will offer a visiting glass artist lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Art and Journalism Building, Room 225, followed by a glass demonstration at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.

The session's visiting professional is CUD, the collaborative team of glass artists John Drury and Robbie Miller. The pair has worked together for 24 years and traveled to teach art students around the world. CUD's nontraditional glasswork highlights collaboration, concept and reflection of place while emphasizing the recycling and repurposing of material. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts.

The glass program is the newest discipline in the department's degree offerings, providing its students with an education in the technical and conceptual process for creating forms and sculpture with glass.

Brent Cole, Ball State associate professor of glass, said the aim of the visiting glass artist lecture series is to share the inspiration and work of world-renowned glass artists with students, faculty and the community.

 "There is a rich industrial heritage of glass in this area, and many Muncie families have been impacted by its production," Cole said. "Now glass has come into its own as an artistic form of expression, and we want to showcase that."

For more information, contact the Ball State University Department of Art at 765-285-5838 or art@bsu.edu.

By Kait Buck

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