3rd Floor | Mardigian Library
February 19 - June 15. Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Guest speaker, Ferd Hampson, 6:00 p.m.
Richard and Louise Abrahams purchased their first piece of glass, Taketori Tale by Kyohei Fujita, after falling in love with the medium at the 1997 SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) exhibition. For many years after, the Abrahams travelled the world and built an extraordinary, international studio glass collection. The couple collected pieces from all over the United States and many other countries including Australia, Denmark, and Scotland.
This exhibition highlights only a portion of the remarkable studio glass collection that has been gifted to the university by the Abrahams. The show is intended to honor their significant contribution and provide the viewer with a rare glimpse into the living room of a private collector. Sonja Blomdahl, Lucio Bubacco, Ben Edols, Kathy Elliott, Petr Hora, Janet Kelman, Harvey Littleton, Colin Reid, and Richard Ritter are just a few of the world-renowned glass artists highlighted in the exhibition. It is a pleasure to share these treasured works with the campus and greater community.
This exhibition showcases and celebrates Michigan artists and promotes the resources of the University of Michigan-Dearborn to diverse audiences. The competition is open to all media and artistic styles.
More info to come soon.