DC Sister City Relationship Generates International Glass Exhibition

Monday, January 28, 2008

DC Sister City Relationship Generates International Glass Exhibition

The District of Columbia welcomes artists from Sunderland, England.

(Washington, DC)  The Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia and the Sunderland, UK, City Council, in partnership with the Georgetown BID and Artomatic, Inc., are proud to present an international fine arts glass exhibit entitled Glass3.  Hosted by The Shops at Georgetown Park,  opens to the public on Thursday, February 21. The three-week long exhibition will present hot and warm glass sculptures and pieces by artists from the Washington Glass School, Cohesion Artists of Sunderland, England, and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Ohio.

Glass3 had its genesis in the Sister City relationship between Washington, DC and Sunderland, England.  The Friendship Agreement presents opportunities to develop business, education, and cultural links for the benefit of the people of both cities.  The Glass3 exhibition clearly demonstrates the incredible advantages these relationships can provide.

The exhibition is located at The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M Street, NW, on the lower level, at the Wisconsin Avenue entrance.  The show will be open February 21-March 9, 2008 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, noon to 8 pm, and Sunday, noon to 6 pm.  Attendees can avoid traffic to Georgetown by taking the DC Circulator from Downtown DC or the Georgetown Metro Connection from Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations.

About the Washington Glass School
The goal of the Washington Glass School is to create and advance glass as a viable sculptural medium and to introduce artists in other media to the qualities, depth, and processes of glass to enhance their work. The school’s hallmark is to use glass as an expressive component and mastering technique. For more information about the Washington Glass School, please visit www.washingtonglassschool.com.

About the Cohesion Artists
Sponsored by the City of Sunderland, Cohesion is the network for glassmakers. Sunderland is home to the National Glass Center for the United Kingdom. Glass has been made in Sunderland for around 1,300 years.  For additional information regarding Cohesion Artists please visit www.cohesionglassnetwork.org.

About Hot Glass - Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
Northwest Ohio is the birthplace of the studio glass movement.  The Glass Pavilion of the Toledo Museum of Art houses one of the two top glass art collections in the United States. The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, The Toledo Museum of Art, and the School of Art at Bowling Green State University foster and promote educational and exhibition opportunities for glass artists in the region. For more information on these organizations, please visit www.acgt.org, www.bgsu.edu, or www.toledomuseum.org.