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Vladimira Klumpar Presentation November 9, 2010

Vladimira Klumpar artworkOn November 9th GLANC members and BAGI patrons were treated to an intimate lecture by Vladimira Klumpar at Allison and Steven Aldrich’s home.  We enjoyed wine and cheese and casual conversation with Ms. Klumpar prior to her talk and had a question and answer session afterward.  Ms. Klumpar was born in 1954 in the Czech Republic. 

She began her studies at The Specialized School of Glassmaking in Zelezny Brod (1969-1973), and then she continued at The Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague (1974-1981) where she studied with Stanislav Libensky.  She later moved to Massachusetts, and she now divides her time between Mexico and the Czech Republic - while continually visiting other parts of the world as well. 

When in Mexico she is inspired by natural forms and colors and makes smaller pieces, prototypes, and maquettes.  When in the Czech Republic she creates her full scale works.  Recently she had been using textures – adding a new dimension in her work.  Light, form, color, and nature inform her pieces –she transforms the simple and basic into the extraordinary and monumental.

[Allison Aldrich]