21st Goblet Invitational
We hope that you will join us this coming Saturday, July 18th, from 10 – 5:30, for the Opening Reception of our 21st Annual Goblet Invitational. Enjoy some wine & munchies in our new space…
We will be featuring drinking vessels from over 80 contemporary glass artists — a dazzling array of goblets ranging from functional to fantasy… one of our favorite events of the year!
We’re still receiving late arrivals, but many of them are on our website, so go ahead and sneek a peek….
The exhibit will continue through August 15th.
Robin & Julia Rogers…
In a small hot glass studio in Western Montana in 2001, the paths of Julia (Boriss) and Robin Rogers intersected.
Their friendship grew and their glass practices began to overlap. They both became part owners of the studio and worked together, operating the small business and creating glass works.
The couple decided to leave their beloved Montana in 2005 to pursue MFA degrees. They re-envisioned their glass studio and created a trailer-mounted portable hot shop. With their tools, dogs and one year old son, they set out for Illinois. Following opportunities to study and work in glass, their small family has now lived in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia.
In 2010, after nearly ten years of working together and assisting with each other’s work, the duo decided to start creating artwork collaboratively.
Animalia Fantastica is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures. Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues inAnimalia Fantastica touching on nourishment and sustainability.
We are delighted to have Robin and Julia’s work in the gallery once again. Come by and see it, we think you’ll like it as well!
We know most of y’all have been to visit us in our new digs, but we’re still get calls every day asking where we are.
So… We are now in Suite #510 at the south end of the center across from the new AMC Theater. If you have trouble finding us, just give us a call and we’ll get you here!
Weekends after 5-ish, there is a valet out front. We’ve arranged for Kittrell Riffkind guests to have free valet service — just tell them that you’re coming to see us and you’ll be good to go.