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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations


Sponsored by The DMG School Project

Free with MFA admission.

This month: Deanna Clayton and Alexis Silk @ 3p.m.

Ms. Clayton has been working with glass for more than 20 years. She explored the medium in the glass programs at Kent State University in Ohio under Henry Halem and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her BFA in art history. While still a student, she started her own glass studio with her husband Keith Clayton. They now live in Wisconsin.

Ms. Silk experiments with molten glass and metal to create her striking figurative objects. They are sculpted freehand while the glass is hot on the end of a blowpipe or punty rod, and many are large-scale. They can be close to half her weight and require a team of six assistants to handle the glass while she sculpts it. Both artists have shown their work in the U.S. and abroad and are represented in noted public and private collections. 

Enjoy brunch with the artists in the MFA Café before the lecture and receive a complimentary mimosa and 15 percent off your Café food receipt when you mention “Hot Shop.” Offer is good only on the day of the glass program and cannot be combined with another discount. Café reservations are strongly recommended.


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April 13, 2014

3–4 pm

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