Glass Art September/October 2009 issue
“And You Are the Branches”
Dana Boussard’s Windows for Holy Spirit Catholic Parish
Some of the best works of art meld together the artist’s history and aesthetic with like-minded goals for the project. It’s as if one cannot imagine the artwork being created successfully by any other artist. Such was the case with Missoula artist Dana Boussard’s windows installed in October 2008 at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish’s new church in Great Falls, Montana. Two years in the making, the artist created the 700-square-foot project from almost 15,000 pieces of glass.
Dichro Slide and Beads
New products have a nice way of waking up the creative mind of artists. Whenever we see something new, the immediate response is, how can this be used? Rocio Bearer demonstrates Dichro Slide and its potential uses on beads.
T-Pac: The Job That Will Not Die
Butch Young wraps up the tale of the Templeton Donor Wall and describes a recent project for the famous Madonna Inn.
Increase in Demand for Real-Time Information
(But Will This Technology Improve Your Life or Business?)
Reality TV, real-time Internet searches, live-stream videos, Web cams and more: Just where and how does all of this fit into your business and daily life, and is it really worth it? Ann Sanborn reveals the answer.
2009 - 2010 Directory to Industry Supplies
This comprehensive Directory is a valuable resource that can help you find the information you need to operate your business.
Casting Article Part XV: Plaster Molds
A plaster mold costs less, takes less time and effort to make and yields a lower number of wax positives over its useful life. These factors make it a good choice when making a relatively small number of casts of larger forms. Milon Townsend demonstrates.
Green Glass: Mountain Glass Arts Inc., Asheville, North Carolina
There are certain regions of the country proactively focused on preserving the environment, and Asheville, North Carolina, is one of those areas. Located there, Mountain Glass Arts Inc. was founded in the fall of 2002 by Chris Svec and Steve Schwarz. Find out what this company is doing in partnership with its community to reduce environmental impact.
A Renaissance of Ornament in Architecture
“Genuine and Permanent Beauty in the Built Environment”
In earlier times, the built environment was tightly fused to the culture. Architects were involved with building design and engineering while others, artisans, were involved with applying the arts (ornament) to buildings and other built structures. Glass artist Larry Zgoda considers the possibility of creating a renaissance in architectural ornament.