In Michigan, April is all about glass. The Michigan Glass Month Committee helps focus more than 30 museum exhibitions, gallery open houses and studio events around the state.
This year’s brochure of events honors longtime volunteer coordinators, artist Sylvia Vigiletti and collector Jean Sosin, who relinquish their duties after 26 years of work. The volunteer committee members are now Herb Babcock, Glass Studio chair at the College for Creative Studies; Ken Gross, director of the Art Museum Project and the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery; and Michelle Plucinsky, a partner of Furnace Hot Glass Works and the Glass Academy.
This year’s events include:
“Michigan Glass: 2007″: March 23-May 11, an exhibition at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan- Dearborn.
Delphi’s Art Glass Festival: April 9-30, a series of events and a gallery of more than 300 pieces at Delphi’s Creativity Center in Lansing, Mich.
35th Annual International Glass Invitational: April 21-May 19, featuring work by more than 90 international artists at Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, Mich.
Open studio and live glass-blowing demonstrations: dates to be announced, at Furnace Hot Glass Works in Dearborn, Mich.
For more information, look for the brochure at www.michiganglass.org.