McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is pleased to host the panel discussion Why Glass? presented by Glass 2012 on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 6 – 7 p.m. Why Glass? will feature four panelists – three of Texas’ best-known glass artists and a legendary collector. The artists are Jim Bowman, co-owner of Bowman Hot Glass Studios in Dallas, Carlyn Ray, owner of Carlyn Ray Designs in central Texas, and Tim Todd, co-founder of Sinaca Studios in Fort Worth.
The collector is Dennis DuBois, who with his wife Barbara, has been collecting glass art for more than thirty years and has one of the premier collections of glass in the country. Why Glass? will be moderated by Glass 2012 committee chair, Patricia B. Meadows. The MAC audience will be invited to a reception immediately following the discussion at Ro2 Art Gallery in Uptown at West Village.
Glass 2012 was created in honor of Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum. It is a three part series of events that celebrates glass in its many forms by recognized regional and national glass artists. Twelve art venues throughout Dallas participated in Glass 2012 Part I: Master Glass from May 5 – June 9. Part II: Master Glass Invitational features more than thirty glass artists from June 16 – July 15 at Ro2 Art Gallery, 3699 McKinney Avenue #312 in the West Village in Uptown. Part III: Glass and You includes the panel discussion Why Glass? and will feature a variety of educational programs for public engagement with glass artists, their work, glass-blowing demonstrations, classes, and public glass installations throughout Dallas.
Funding support for Glass 2012 is provided by Cityplace Company and West Village. In-kind support is provided by The McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Please visit www.glass2012dallas.org for more information.
About The MAC
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.
Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.