Bountiful Davis Art Center Features GAGU Artists

BDAC_400_800_2For a delightful summer outing visit the Bountiful Davis Art Center “Nothing Flat” exhibit between July 11 and August 29. The exhibit features several GAGU artists.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 6pm
Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays

28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
801.451.3660

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Annual Member BBQ

Sunday, September 21st, 11am
Sugar House Park
 Parley’s Creek Pavilion
2100 South from 1350 East to 1600 East, Salt Lake City
2 entrances to Sugar House Park off 2100 South
Road Loops through Park.  Parley’s Creek Pavilion is the 3rd parking lot on the left and is located
 near the children’s play area and the creek in the center of the park,

 

Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket catered by
Holy Smoke BBQ Company
Bring your Family and

 a Potluck Dish to share.

Please RSVP number attending and category of dish to

KathicaArtGlass@Gmail.com for catering order

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Guadalupe School Glass Project

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I  went out to the new Guadalupe School today (1385 N. 1200 W.) to deliver the glass plates and bowls that Lori and I put together using the kids’ 4″ square tiles.  See the pics below to see the 13 pieces that we made (the big & dazzly ones are Lori’s, of course).  They will give 11 to their major donors at their opening ceremony on Aug. 28th.

Needless to say, everyone who saw the pieces was just thrilled to see them and very grateful for all the work that we did (including those who helped teach).

I also delivered the creche figures that Suz had donated for them.  At the new school (about 50,000 sq. ft. vs their old 12,000 sq ft), they actually have room to store donations for future fundraisers, which they’ll do with that.  They appreciated your kind donation, Suz.

Both Jodi and I (and possibly Lori) plan to attend the grand opening ceremony and I’ll take some pics and write up a brief blurb about our participation for our website.  I don’t want these pics to go on the website until they get in the hands of the donors.  If anyone else wants to attend, please feel free to join us at 9 a.m. on the 28th. There should be a good crowd.

Once they get fully moved in and figure out their wall space possibilities, they’d love to talk to us about possibly doing a glass wall display of the kids’ self-portraits in glass, which is yet another project that Jodi has dreamed up.

Thanks to all of you who have played a role in this effort and all the efforts we’ve been involved in to help the Guadalupe School raise funds.  They do wonderful work and it is so nice to see them in a beautiful and efficient new building.

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Upcoming Mica – Glue Chip Class

Jodi McRaney-Rusho has made the following class dates available to us to teach her beautiful pearl paint on glue chip glass technique.

Tuesday, September 16 – 6PM to PM
Wednesday, October 1 –  6PM to 9PM
Thursday, October 16 –     6PM to 9PM

( a minimum of 3 students per date is necessary to run the class and the max per class is 6. Sign up early to get your preferred date. )

Jodi’s Studio is located at: 2041 East 2100 South.  (Park in the lot directly east of her house). Cost including materials is $75.00. Check payable to GAGU.

Sign up for  classes and payment is to be made to Lori Scharf:
Send Lori an email by August 10th with your preferred date. 
Full payment is due 30 days prior to your class date.
No refund on cancellations made less than 7 days prior to class date.

Contact:
Lori Scharf: lorischarf@comcast.net   Address: 1767 S Nevada St. SLC 84108

Jodi will have additional glue chip glass available at a 20% discount for class attendees on the dates of classes.  She will also have additional pre cut textured glass pieces at the 20% off.  Members who cannot attend a class may stoll drop by her studio on class dates between 5 and 6pm to take advantage of this discount for GAGU members..

Jodi is known for her ability to create beautiful fused glass art from glass that is supposedly not for fusing and costs much less than fusable glass.  Take this opportunity to learn the skills.

Happy Glassing everyone!

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Report on Barry Kaiser’s Class

Several guild members attended an “Images on Glass” screen printing class on August 16-17, 2014. Class members were able to practice different screen printing techniques. We appreciate guild member, Kerry Collect, for hosting the class. Click here to read Dana Worley’s write up on the weekend’s events.

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Strip Cutting Class in October

Wayne Jacobsen stripswill be teaching a class on Glass Stripping 102 for GAGU members.
This class will make 2 objects that will not require cold working. You will be required to fuse and slump the final shape in your kiln.
What will make this class special is that each attendee will receive one of Wayne’s prototype Strip-It Rite tool for making precise and consistent strips of glass. Don’t do much stripping? Strip-It Rite will replace the T-Bar and hand cutter you currently use.
Everyone will be required to bring 2 waffle squares to glass in addition to running pliers. The Strip-It Rite tool works with the waffle grid system. If you do not have a Morton system, Wayne can sell you 2 waffle squares for an extra $20.
The cost of the class will be $225, glass provided. Those who plan to take the class can sign onto the GAGU Facebook page and indicate a preference for the 4 hour class to be on Saturday, October 4 or Sunday, October 5 (Say 11-3). Location TBA.

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Dana Worley’s Bubble Designs

finishedAfter the bubble pieces I did for the Warmglass magless exchange this year, I have been wanting to get back to experimenting more with bubbles. I had so much fun with the baking soda that I decided to purchase some Unique Glass Color artisan paints. UGC’s artisan line is formulated to create bubbles when it is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. I thought it would be interesting to use the paint as my bubble medium, rather than baking soda like I did for the maglesses. Click here to read about the procedure on Dana Worley’s blog …

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Guadalupe School Glass Workshop

 

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We had a very successful glass teaching experience at the Guadalupe School on June 23 and June 30, with teachers and helpers: Jodi McRaney-Rusho (teacher), Christine Kende (our new glass teacher–Jodi’s handed the torch over to her!), Kerry Collett, Judy Farmer, and me.  Lots of darling young glass students and we had some press from Fox News (which Christine handled very nicely).

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As Jodi saw Christine in action, working with the kids, press, everything, she breathed a great sigh of relief! (and will return to her other day jobs).  The kids made sun catchers and a 3×3″ piece that will turn into beautiful auction-able platters, bowls, wall hangings, and other delightful pieces.

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These fun notes of gratitude were sent to the presenters.

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Report on Jack Bowman’s Class

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by Dana Worley

One of the benefits of membership in the Glass Art Guild of Utah is the opportunity for the guild to bring in instructors for group classes. Not only are we able to attract some of the best teachers in fused glass, but we also have a wealth of knowledge under our own roof.

Last week I had the chance to take a two-day, open-face casting class led by GAGU member Jack Bowman, assisted by Stephen Teuscher (also with GAGU) and “guest lecturer”, Ann Cascarano. The open-face casting process uses clay to create a form over which plaster is poured. Once the plaster is dry, the mold is hardened in the kiln and then filled with glass and fired. Read the full blog entry here …

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Attention Members – Submit Photos Now

GAGU has been invited to display 20 pieces in the 3D show at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Members are invited to submit photos of up to five pieces of their own creation. Photos can be emailed to ebonfeveer@gmail.com by May 31, 2014.  The show will open in July, it is juried and insured.

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