Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard
with Andrew Page, Editor in Chief, Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly
$15 – FWMoA Members | $20 Non-Members
Support provided by the Michael & Grace Mastrangelo Foundation
Silver Members and Above are invited for cocktails and appetizers at 5:30pm with Charles Shepard, FWMoA CEO and should RSVP with Nicole Funk-Evard at email@example.com or by calling 260-422-6467.
To celebrate the addition of 24 masterfully flameworked paper weights by Paul Stankard to its Glass Wing made possible by a generous gift from Dorothy L. and Paul E. Shaffer, FWMoA will present the next in its Mastrangelo Lecture Series with a lecture by writer and curator Andrew Page. Page will lead the audience through the brilliant career of Paul Stankard, a glass artist who follows in the tradition of centuries-old European lampworking, elevating the practice of flamework to the highest art form of botanical paperweights.
Andrew Page, the editor-in-chief of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, works with art critics, museum curators, and scholars to put the most important work being done in glass into a critical context. From 2012 to 2019, he was also director of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, which advances the glass arts through funding and by initiating artist residencies, symposiums, and publishing projects. Prior to editing Glass, Page was the executive editor of Avenue magazine, the arts editor of the PhiladelphiaWeekly newspaper, and a staff writer at Brooklyn Bridge magazine. His articles have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as New York, Details, Philadelphia and Brooklyn Bridge magazines. He co-curated an exhibition of Lino Tagliapietra’s panels at The Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2016-17 entitled “Lino Tagliapietra: Paintings in Glass.” Page’s essay on the history of Studio Glass appeared in Contemporary Glass (Black Dog Publishing, 2008), and he is the editor of Beauty Beyond Nature: The Art of Paul Stankard (MInkoff Foundation), as well as Gene Koss: Sculpture (Arnoldsche). Page holds a BA from Vassar College, and a Masters degree from the City College of New York. He lives in Manhattan with his family.
Paul Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 70 museums around the world. In 1961, he enrolled in Salem County Vocational Technical Institute’s Scientific Glassblowing program (now Salem Community College). Over his forty-year artistic journey, he has received two honorary doctorate degrees, and many awards within the glass community, most recently the Masters of the Medium Award from Smithsonian’s The James Renwick Alliance, Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and American Craft Council College of Fellows.