Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass grant brings more visiting artists

Glass working demonstrations are coming to the Flint Institute of Art starting August 23. Photo provided

Glass working demonstrations are coming to the Flint Institute of Art starting August 23. Photo provided

FLINT — Thanks to a grant from Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG), the Flint Institute of Arts continues to expand its glass-related programming.

In July, these funds allowed the museum to host a series of Friday evening glass working demonstrations with visiting artists, including Herb Babcock and Ryan Thompson. Josh Wojick, the final visiting artist of the summer season, will demonstrate on Aug. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the FIA Hot Shop. All Friday night activities are free to all visitors. Artist residencies have flourished under the grant, with Matt Eskuche visiting in July to teach a two-day intensive workshop, demonstrate his craft to FIA Art School students and visitors, and present a public talk about his past and current work. In the fall, Julia and Robin Rogers will conclude the 2019 artist residency program, when they teach their “Finding Form Through Sculpting” workshop and create a small body of work, which FIA visitors are encouraged to observe. For more information about the “Finding Form Through Sculpting” workshop or FIA glass classes, please call the FIA Art School at 810-237-7315. — G.G.