Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Special Day Trip to Visit World-Class Glass Exhibits in Richmond with Jimmy Powers

 
Join internationally known stained glass artist and Art League instructor Jimmy Powers as he guides you through a day filled with incredible visual delights in Richmond, VA on Sunday, August 1.

First we'll visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and view the Tiffany: Color and Light exhibit - the only US viewing of this exhibit celebrating one of America's greatest artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The exhibition focuses on his primary achievements – the innovative techniques and artistry he developed to achieve original and spectacular effects in glass. Among the exhibition’s more than 180 objects are examples of the leaded-glass windows and lamps, for which he is best known, as well as blown-glass vessels and decorative objects such as mosaics, jewelry, bronzes, paintings, watercolors, architectural elements, and silver. Click here to read more about this exhibit.

We'll then go to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the exhibit, Glorious Glass in the Garden: The Art of Hans Godo Frabel. This world-class exhibit by the renowned glass artist will feature more than one hundred pieces ranging from the realistic to the whimsical. Prestigious collectors of Frabel's glass creations include Queen Elizabeth II, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and President Jimmy Carter. Click here for more details about this exhibit.

A motorcoach will depart the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 7:00 am. Cost: $105. Includes a boxed lunch and guided tours through both exhibits. Time to explore and visit the museum gift shops is included.

Spaces are extremely limited as Tiffany: Color and Light closes on August 15!

For more information, or to register, please contact Margaret Cerutti, margaretc@theartleague.org, 703-683-1780 x13.

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