- Stephen Knapp’s “Risen Blue,” is among the works in the “Contemporary Glass Among the Classics” exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art through July 19. Credit: © STEPHEN KNAPP
Seattle may remain the undisputed West Coast center of glass art, but the East Coast title seems to be up for grabs. Corning, N.Y.? Pittsburgh, Pa.? Or, Hampton Roads, Va.?
Though the southeastern Virginia region seems an unlikely candidate for the reigning capital of glass east of the Mississippi, it’s giving its competition a run for the money with this spring’s “Art of Glass 2,” the sequel to its wildly popular 1999 glass festival.
Along with two major glass exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, accompanied by a quartet of shows at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach, the festival will also feature glass-themed performances at the Virginia Arts Festival and a variety of events at more than 20 regional sites.
Highlights of “Art of Glass 2” include:
- “Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass,” at the Chrysler Museum through July 19.
- “Ashes to Ashes: Life and Death in Contemporary Glass,” at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia April 24-Aug. 23. (Four glass exhibitions will run concurrently during these dates at this location.)
- “Tiffany Glass: A Riot of Color” at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg through July 12. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.artofglass2.com.