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502 Exhibition

August 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


Celebrating the private glass studios in garages and back yards that paved the way for the five hot glass studios open in Louisville today.

“502” will pay homage to artists who blew glass with “tin-can technology,” artists who figured out how to build furnaces long before you could order one online, said Flame Run gallery director Tiffany Ackerman who researched the show.

Chief among the forerunners is Howard Wilson, whom Ackerman said brought glassblowing to Louisville when he opened a studio on Franklin Street in the Butchertown neighborhood in the late 1970s.

“It was a garage studio that was so cute and tiny you had to move the cars to blow glass,” Ackerman said.

The show will include work by Brook Forrest White, Jr., and Greg Fleischaker who were the original hot glass artists at Glassworks in 2001. Howard Wilson, Bob Cheever, Chuck Gerson, Angela St. Vrain, W. G. Rickel, Devyn Baron, Amy Pender, and DH McNabb will also be featured.

“502” opens Aug. 7 and runs through Sept. 26.


August 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am
September 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery
815 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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