Message from President After a spectacular trip to Toronto, GLANC heads into the fall with some exciting programming ahead! Our Maestro Series is in full swing, and we have two more artists coming to the Bay Area, to share their art with you. Emily Nachison from Oregon, is giving her artist talk on Oct. 28, and Rui Sasaki is coming all the way from Japan to give a talk to our group on November 12! For those that have not attended, the artist talks are not technical lectures geared toward other artists…they are a conversation with the artist to learn about their history, their journey, their inspirations, and their work. Many times they also bring examples of their work for sale. We provide each of our Maestro artists with a stipend as well as lodging during their stay. Your contributions to our annual fundraising drive, are what make educational programming like this possible! The Maestro series provides exposure and support for artists from around the world, while broadening our understanding of the ever-changing field of glass. Thank you for your support, in making this program possible!!
While education is central to our organization, so are our members…and I am deeply saddened to announce that Jack Garfinkle passed away on September 17. He was a valued member, patron, and supporter of the arts, as well as the husband of one of our valued Board Members, Arlene Garfinkle. Jack will be warmly remembered for his easy-going smile, kind heart, and generous spirit. He made significant contributions to not only GLANC but the greater community, and his love for glass was an important part of his life. With Arlene’s support, we have set up the Jack Garfinkle Fund, for those that want to make a contribution to GLANC in Jack’s memory. All funds will go toward the 2018 Maestro Program – please visit www.glancinfo.org for further details.
Best, Demetra Theofanous President, Glass Alliance of Northern Californi