Since I left college in the mid 1960’s I have had the good fortune to pursue a life that has been what I only could have dreamed in my youth. The shapers of my destiny have been a combination of people and events that have at the precise magical moment nudged me in the right .....
Since I left college in the mid 1960’s I have had the good fortune to pursue a life that has been what I only could have dreamed in my youth. The shapers of my destiny have been a combination of people and events that have at the precise magical moment nudged me in the right direction.
My father, Max Linn gave me my first lessons in wood working and the pleasures of hand crafting when we made small step stools and World War II model airplanes from scratch. It was my loss and gain that his death, when I was 13, laid the groundwork for my independence and the ability to take the constant risks necessary to become an artist. This void, difficult for an adolescent, after a period of rebellion and uncertainty gave me the opportunity to look at every option and become what I wanted.
When I was young my imagination was fueled by biographies and radio dramas however my immersion in the arts began as an aside to my education in agriculture at the University of Illinois. My majoring in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture was as a result of the only scholarship I could claim at the end of my high school studies. In order to have a social life I got involved in musical theater production since the agriculture program was almost entirely masculine at that time. That led me to scenic design thanks to the opportunities presented to me by Ned Levy and Norvid Roos. At the same time because of the access offered me by my housemates who were all art students I was able to use the sculpture studios during off hours to recommence the making of personal objects.
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Thank you for celebrating the first annual
Glass Art Fair!
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The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.