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Museum's Third "Summer of Glass" Brings Sculpture to Light

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Charles Shepard credits the allure of glass sculpture to its capability of using light in a way no other art form can.

As far as Charles Shepard is concerned, glass sculpture is due for its big day in the museum world.

That’s why the organization he runs – the Fort Wayne Museum of Art – is holding its latest “Summer of Glass” show.

While Shepard says many museums see the medium as more of a craft than an art, he also believes it’s set to break through on the museum circuit.

But until it does, he’s happy to showcase some of the world’s best studio glass right here in Fort Wayne.

This week, WBOI’s Julia Meek invited Shepard to talk about the three exhibitions that make up the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s “Summer of Glass 2015.”

Event Information:

Summer of Glass 2015
@ Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Exhibition runs through September 13th, 2015

Glass Blowing Demonstration
Thursday, July 9th
5:00 p.m.

Summer of Glass Curator's Tour
Thursday, August 6th
12:15 p.m.

For more information, visit the museum's website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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