[Ansteorra-announce] Fwd: [CMV] San Antonio glass
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 12 16:56:52 PDT 2003
Ameline posted this on a glass makers list, but I thought a number of folks
throughout Ansteorra may be interested as well. It's a shame it starts in
July, we could all go see it this weekend after King's College.
--- Ameline Dubois <ameline at generich.com> wrote:
> For those in Texas this sounds like fun!! I am going sometime in July
> Ameline DuBois
> From the San Antonio museum calendar,
> July 5-October 12, Special Exhibition, Focus Gallery
> From a Fiery Furnace: The Ancient Art of Glassmaking
> The spectacular and luminous glass designs of contemporary artists such as
> Dale Chihuly, are just the most recent examples of the art of glassmaking
> that can be traced back at least 35 centuries. SAMA is home to an
> exceptional collection of ancient glass from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near
> East, Asia, Latin America, Europe and America. Drawing on these rich
> holdings, From a Fiery Furnace brings together these beautiful objects to
> provide visitors with a concise overview of the glassmaker's art. The
> history of early glassmaking and the many technical innovations from early
> core formed work to blown glass to cut glass will be represented. In
> addition to showcasing the art of the glassmaker, a special emphasis will
> placed on the many roles glass has played in human life from its
> introduction around 1500 B.C. to the present. Free with Museum Admission.
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