Behind the Glass: Meet the 2019 Rakow Commission Artist David Colton
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- November 14, 2019 to November 14, 2019
- Free and open to the public
Heavily influenced by the rise of graffiti in America in the 1980s and 90s, David Colton creates his own take on the graphic art form in sculpture, using glass as his chosen medium. Colton is recognized by his peers for the distinct organic style he has developed since 1995, and his practice encompasses abstract borosilicate sculptures and functional glass pipes.
The Corning Museum of Glass has named Colton as the recipient of its prestigious 2019 Rakow Commission, awarded annually to emerging and established artists whose work is not yet represented in the Museum’s collection. Colton’s sculpture represents the first-ever glass cannabis pipe to be added to the permanent collection of any major art museum.
Please join the Museum on November 14 at 6:30 pm for a free public lecture by David Colton about his work, followed by a reception and unveiling of the 2019 Rakow Commission. No RSVP is required.
Museum Members at the Donor level and above ($135+) are invited to a private Member reception at 5:30 pm. RSVP by November 7.
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glass Breaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $20. AAA/CAA, Military, College Student, and 62+ receive a 15% discount ($17). Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.