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B Team Performances during the 1992 Seminar, 1992

Digitized footage from the B Team Records Collection. Founded by Zesty Meyers in 1991, the B Team was dedicated to challenging conventional ideas of glass forms and sharing their work with others. The team initially performed and lectured at colleges; however, as their popularity and success grew, they became a not-for-profit organization, and began to focus on performance art glassblowing demonstrations and exhibitions. By 1996, B Team performances were large-scale affairs—with a number of behind-the-scenes assistants—and drew large crowds. Different artists joined the group each season, each bringing their own unique talents and interests to the performances. Following their 1998 reception of a BESSIE award and a performance tour of Japan, the highly successful B Team chose to disband to focus on their individual careers. In December 2018, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass received The B Team Records, including notebooks, materials and photographs of performances and installations, promotional materials, and videos of performances, which have very recently been digitized. Learn more in the collection’s finding aid https://archivesspace.cmog.org/repositories/3/resources/80