Image: David King, Cabinet of Convenience, 2016. Float glass, collected objects, adhesive

In the 1960s, glassblowing moved from the factory floor of industry into the artist’s studio via the Studio Glass movement. This evolution shifted perceptions of the medium and birthed generations of artists working and innovating in glass. 

Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass features a personally selected roster of 12 artists by guest curator and founder of Water Street Glassworks, Jerry Catania. Catania’s impact on education and the arts in this region was immense. It was his desire to demonstrate the value of mentorship within the glass community, and its significance to the evolution of contemporary glass art through this exhibit. In honor of Jerry, a selection of his sculptural glass will also be displayed.

Featured Artists:

Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Tim Belliveau, Raghvi Bhatia, Percy Echols,  Mundy Hepburn, Justin Hunting, Wes Hunting, David King, Charles Manion, Theresa Pierzchala, Kait Rhoads, Cassandra Straubing, Edgar Valentine, Eli Zilke; plus an honorary selection of artworks by curator Jerry Catania.

Click here to view the exhibition Gallery Guide.


At this time, Krasl Art Center’s galleries are available for individual households to visit by appointment only. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies under the Visit tab.

Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and other virtual events. All events require advance registration. To register, explore Adult/Teen Classes, Tours, & Kits under the Education tab.


Enjoy the artwork from afar in this close-up slideshow of the work on view! Download the gallery guide to print at home, and find additional links, artist chats, and videos on KAC’s Facebook page.


Understanding Art is a custom tour and art project developed for school children (K-12). Students have a unique art experience in the galleries and studio with each exhibition. While virtual learning, enjoy this Understanding Art Video for the exhibition Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass. Learn more about UA tours by clicking here.

*The exhibition is on-view thru January 24, 2021.

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Image: Andrew Sawyer, C19 Project #1 – Cristina and Shea, 2020. Photograph.

For many, recent shelter-in-place executive orders have significantly affected how and why they create art. As part of an intimate group exhibition, KAC’s artlab gallery showcases select regional artist projects that have been created as a result of the 2020 executive orders for shelter-in-place.

Projects reflect: 

  • Innovations in materials due to limited access to supplies
  • Shifts in content or concepts as a direct result of shelter-in-place
  • An increase in time available to devote to artistic practice, resulting in new work


Join artists from the Shelter-in-Place exhibition in a virtual Zoom party during the first Third Thursday of the season on September 17! Mix a craft cocktail, hear stories behind the work, gain insights into the artistic process, and celebrate our community’s ability to overcome challenges with creative talent! Advance registration is required for this free virtual event. Participants will receive a link to join the Zoom tour upon registration.

Third Thursdays happen every month! Watch and discuss film clips, hear first-hand accounts from artists, or engage in a conversation about the art on view in KAC’s galleries – check out other Third Thursday events here.


In addition to the artists whose work is in KAC’s artlab, more regional artists are featured in this special Shelter-in-Place Online Exhibition. You can enjoy samples of each artist’s work from afar in this virtual exhibit! Find additional links, artist chats, and videos on KAC’s Facebook page.

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Following KAC’s most recent exhibition: Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass, the KAC Members’ Show continues to consider pathways between artists, media, and meaning with the theme: Inspired by…. An integral part of the artistic process, inspiration is the spark that shapes new creative endeavors. Whether the evolution of an entire field as techniques and skills are passed from instructor to student (demonstrated in the Pathways in Glass exhibition), or the growth of an individual’s work as they are influenced by their surroundings, inspiration creates momentum for the artist and helps make meaning for the viewer.

Inspired by… showcases the work of KAC’s member artists and the people, places, and objects that have influenced that work. KAC member artists are invited to display one artwork created within the past two years that addresses the theme. All media are accepted and artists of every skill set are encouraged to submit in this annual celebration of local talent.



Members interested in submitting work for the exhibition must complete this form before bringing artwork to Krasl Art Center during regular public hours Friday through Monday, January 22 – 25. Please sign in at the front desk before dropping off your work.

  • Friday, January 22, 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, January 23, 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday, January 24, 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Monday, January 25, 11 AM – 5 PM
  • 1 artwork per member or collaborating artist group
  • Artists must share their source of inspiration for the artwork
  • Artworks must fit through the front door and be display-ready (no additional hardware required for installation)

In addition to being eligible to exhibit their work in the annual Members’ Show, KAC member artists and their guests will enjoy special access to the exhibition plus benefits during the month of January to prepare for the show. See below Exhibition Programming for details.

Not a KAC Member? Join now at or when you bring in your artwork.


Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and other virtual events. All events require advance registration. To register, follow the link to Eventbrite or explore Adult/Teen Classes, Tours, & Kits under the Education tab. 

Additional links, artist chats, and videos can be found on KAC’s Facebook page.

Hours and event details are subject to change. KAC references state health guidelines to make adjustments for the safety of our visitors. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies under the Visit tab. 

This exhibition is underwritten by TCF Bank – formerly Chemical Bank.


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