January 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
Message from President
As we enter the last quarter of the year, the ripples of change continue to reverberate through the glass world. We have experienced loss, change, stricter regulatory standards, and continued innovation. These tides of change and uncertainty serve to underline the importance of community and education, and GLANC has responded by increasing its’ funding and support of education-based, community events.
In November we launched our new Maestro Program, with visiting artist Harry Pollitt. Thank you to Bullseye for providing the conference room for our presentations. Harry was greeted by a full house of enthusiastic members that peppered him with questions about his art and his process, creating a wonderful, interactive presentation for our group. The overwhelmingly positive feedback I received after the event communicated there was a need for this programming in our organization. Well you asked and we listened! We have increased our Maestro Program budget for 2017, and look forward to bringing you more visiting artists in the new year!
We also continue to champion the importance of education for youth, providing student scholarships, so educational roots can be formed at an early age. In 2017, we look forward to providing scholarships to students in the glass program at Palo Alto High School, with annual scholarships being offered in our name. Palo Alto High School is one of the few high schools in the country to have a glass blowing program for their students, and many of the graduates of this program have gone on to pursue glass in college or at institutions overseas. These scholarships aid these students in their glass pursuits upon graduation, and provide them with the support they need to pursue this special yet unconventional career path.
You, our membership, make student scholarships and educational programming possible when you contribute to our annual Scholarship drive. Thank you! Each member is an important part of making our mission possible – thank you for your generosity, your participation, and your support!
All the best for a happy and healthy 2017!
— Demetra Theofanous
Our annual tour will be in August and more information will be coming soon!
Featured Articles from the January 2017 Newsletter
- Glass Currents Inaugural Exhibition
- GLANC Visits Elin Christopherson & John Lewis
- Maestro Series: Harry Pollitt
- Spotlight: A Conversation with Glass Collectors Tom and Kendra Kasten
- Glass Matters
- GLASS at a GLANC - December-January 2016
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