Enjoy a lecture by Michael Rogers, the artist who created 13 Crows, a sculpture made of suspended, luminous cast-glass crows wrapped in Japanese newspaper, currently on display in the Sculpture Gallery. Rogers often combines glass and mixed media in his work, which may incorporate, or be inspired by, found objects such as vintage toys, historical display cases, or Victorian-period frames.
There is a strong literary aspect to his work, which is often covered with applied or engraved text. Rogers’ installation, The Murmur of the Bees, will be on display in the Curiosities of Glassmaking exhibition, opening April 1.
Rogers is currently head of the glass program at the School for American Crafts of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Prior to moving to Rochester, he spent 11 years in Japan where he was head of the glass department at the Aichi University of Education near Nagoya.