Fort Wayne Museum of Art Glass Exhibits

Three contemporary glass exhibits are featured in the summer of glass on view now until September 10 2017, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art with nearly 100 works of the most exciting contemporary studio glass in the world. This year features a solo exhibition by Brent Kee Young, the rising starts of studio glass, and the winners of the 45th International Studio Glass Invitational from Habatat Gallery in Michigan.

Each of the three illustrates the artisanal roots of this gorgeous art form and intends to break down the barriers between high art and craft, and underscore the relationship of art and craft to daily life and culture, our natural environment, and the spiritual realm. 

Light and Line: The Matrix Series of Brent Kee Young- Brent Kee Young, glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art professor emeritus, has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia.  His interests are in the ambiguous nature of glass and the sense of space and volume one can create with this art form. His current series, the Matrix series, are constructions of intricate and technically complex works he created by flame working borosilicate glass rods into layers of glass webs. 

The 45th International Studio Glass Invitational is a selection of the world’s most brilliantly executed studio glass. Organized by Habatat Galleries, this exhibition is the oldest and largest annual contemporary glass show in the country. Selected from an array of glass masters, this exhibition features the best studio glass artists in the world.

The World of Studio Glass- The world’s most innovative glass sculptors represent cultural and geographic influences from all parts of the globe with this exhibit.

About the Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Beginning with art classes in 1888 given by J. Ottis Adams and later William Forsyth, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has evolved into a center for the visual arts community in Northeast Indiana. Regularly exhibiting regional and nationally acclaimed artists, the FWMoA also boasts an extensive permanent collection of American Art, including the Steven Sorman Archives and more than 300 pieces of Brilliant Cut Glass. The Museum is committed to the collection, preservation, presentation and interpretation of American and related art to engage broad and diverse audiences throughout the community and region, and add value to their lives. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is a funded partner of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.

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Image credit:

Brent Kee Young, ‘Canyon Land Studies, Flame—worked borosilicate glass, 2009

Jiyong Lee, ‘Blue-yellow half cylinder segmentation’,

Michael Behrens, ‘Sea Forms’, Cast glass 2014