Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: A DMG Visiting Glass Artist Series
Sponsored by The Duncan McClellan Glass Project
Free with MFA admission.
This month: Paul J. Nelson, Peter Wright, and Kim Goldfarb
Mr. Nelson uses blown and hot sculpting techniques to make unique “portraits” in glass. They are created at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also teaches. His work has been featured in Glass Magazine, Art and Antiques, and Design Times. He has studied at Centre College, Pilchuk Glass School, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
After twenty years in commercial construction, Mr. Wright followed his passion and founded Wright Publishing Company to produce limited-edition fine art, primarily bronze sculptures. The artists work in many media, which Wright reproduces in bronze. In 2000, he began to collaborate with renowned glass sculptor William Morris and was inspired to experiment with the medium himself, leading to study at Pilchuck and a new direction.
Ms. Goldfarb received a BFA in drawing and painting at the University of Georgia and has primarily been a painter throughout her varied career. She also has created figurative and glass sculptures, which have, in turn, influenced her painting. The figure remains central to all of her work.