Glass Currents Opening Reception, Richmond Art Center

[Camille Hamilton]


Glass Currents is on exhibition at Richmond Art Center in the South Gallery. It is a juried exhibit that celebrates both emerging and established artists who were born, currently reside, or have attended school in California.

The exhibit is a collaboration between Richmond Art Center, GLANC and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists. Juror JoAnn Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design, says in her statement, “It was a privilege to survey the submissions for Glass Currents and to bring together a selection of work to help deepen appreciation for studio glass.”

Mary White

Standing next to his whimsical pieces, Alexander Abajian talked about how his works are playfully evolving. He compared the sculptures to gestural drawings. They are a collaboration that was born in between the breaks of the real work. During downtime, he and his team started making bubbles with each person pulling at a different place to distort it.

Alexander Abajian


Richmond Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond CA 94804. The show is on exhibit until August 19 in the South Gallery. The Center is hosting a panel discussion Studio Glass: Trends and Influences Sunday July 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm. JoAnn Edwards is the moderator and the panelists participating are Dorothy Saxe, Joe Morel, Randy Strong, and Steven Aldrich. This event is free and open to the public.

Jennifer Cheng