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John Drury presented "The Future is Now" at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Generations of young glassmakers have made the leap from the blatantly decorative as dictum, to embrace the conceptual, scientific, and technology-based means of creation with the same vigor and experimental nature exhibited during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement in America. Drury expands on the discussion - and our understanding - with, as he says, "laser, wit, and info-mercial."
The presentation was part of the GAS conference. In recognition of the Toledo Museum of Art's role as the cradle of the American Studio Glass Movement, the Glass Art Society held its 2012 conference in Toledo, Ohio. In 1962, two experimental glass workshops held at the Museum proved that glass was a medium suitable for the expression of artistic ideas in a studio environment. They launched a movement that was propelled by an unprecedented collective enthusiasm and since has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to inspire experimentation.