Hear from Czech artist and master engraver, Jiří Harcuba, and his student and emerging artist, April Surgent. Harcuba, a renowned artist and educator whose work is featured in the current Masters of Studio Glass exhibition, is known for his simple, yet elegant, portraits in glass. Harcuba treats all of his subjects in a similar fashion, using spare sculptural cuts and subtle optical effects to create their individual profiles. Surgent takes a photographic and painterly approach to engraving, using her own photographs - many of urban environments - as her image sources. After fusing colored sheets of glass, she "develops" the images by grinding the glass to reveal the neutral and colorful underlayers.
Museum Members are invited to come before the lecture for a private reception with the artists and members of the Museum's curatorial staff.