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50 years ago, my wife and I wandered into Wicker World in Dearborn.   The furniture was gone; but an art gallery was emerging.  Paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, jewelry, and glass began to fill the space.  Set up by three young interpreters:  Ferdinand Hampson and, Linda and Tom Boone.  After helping to shift a few things .....

50 years ago, my wife and I wandered into Wicker World in Dearborn.   The furniture was gone; but an art gallery was emerging.  Paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, jewelry, and glass began to fill the space.  Set up by three young interpreters:  Ferdinand Hampson and, Linda and Tom Boone.  After helping to shift a few things around, I inquired if there was any interest in bronze sculpture, produced during my BFA program at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  I also had glass that I was blowing at the Toledo Museum Glass Studio.  “Yes,” they said.

Probably none of us imagined what would happen.   Glass became a major component of my work.   Habatat Gallery became the most prominent gallery representing the best of contemporary glass art.  May we all enjoy this anniversary and look forward to the future.

Born 1946, Bloomdale, Ohio. Residing in Michigan since 1969.

EDUCATION

MFA Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1973

Glass Workshop, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1970-71

BFA Sculpture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1969

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine 1967

Employment

Current – Independent Studio Artist

Retired – 2013 Professor Emeritus  

1974 – 2014 Section Chair Glass Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

Public Commissions

UntitledCast glass and steel sculpture (22’) commissioned for the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, Sparrow Health, Lansing, Michigan – 2017

Asian Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights Act of 1964, two stained-glass panels, 14’ x 56”, MTA Transfer Station, Flint, Michigan.

Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario“Pillared Series” – 5 sculptures: cast glass, bronze and stone. Commissioned for the “Living Room” of the MGM Grand Hotel, Detroit, Michigan – 2007

Fire and Stone – “Pillared Series” – Cast glass, steel and stone, Lumiere Palace Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri – 2007

Woodward Marker Tower – Cast glass panels for a 22’ public art sculpture of steel, illumination and fire, Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan – 2004 

Monroe Marker Tower – Cast glass panels for a 22’ public art sculpture of steel, illumination and fire, Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan – 2003 

Pillared Stance, a 7’ Cast glass and bronze sculpture commissioned for the Entrance Lobby of the Spectrum Heart Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2004  

Young Bamboo in Wind, Cast-glass, steel, stone and fiber optics, 22.5’ exterior sculpture.  Commissioned for the Hsinchu Culture Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan – 1995 

Adult Room Windows, Designer and project director with CCS students, 16’ wide, hand-blown glass roundels and prism rods with leaded stained glass commission, Huntington Woods Library; Huntington Woods, Michigan – 1991 

Season Environs, Cast glass and steel sculpture/fountain, Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Michigan – 1986

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Cafesjian Center for the ArtsYerevan, Armenia   

Columbus Museum of Fine Art, -Columbus, Ohio

Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, Michigan

Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft – Denmark

Glasmuseum Frauenau – Frauenau, Germany

Imagine Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida

J. & L. Lobmeyer – Vienna, Austria, from World Craft Conference Glass Studio, Vienna, Austria

Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg – Coburg, Germany

Morris Museum, Morristown – New Jersey 

Museum die Kunst und Gewerbe, – Hamburg, Germany, from “New Glass, A Worldwide Survey”

Muskegon Museum of Art – Muskegon, Michigan

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ringling Museum, Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion – Sarasota, Florida

Tittot Glass Art Museum – Taipei, Taiwan 

Toledo Museum of Art, -Toledo, Ohio

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Numerous one-person shows and national and international group exhibitions.  List available upon request.

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